Peugeot

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Peugeot
Type Public company
Industry Automotive
Founded 1810 as a coffee mill company
1830 as a bicycle manufacturer
1882 as a car manufacturer
1898 as a motorcycle company
1926 as a separate company
Headquarters Legal and Top level Administrative: Ave de la Grande Armée, Paris[1]
Operational: Sochaux, France
Key people Philippe Varin (CEO), Jean-Pierre Ploue (Head Design)
Products Automobiles
Production output 1,739,000[2] (2009)
Employees 198,210 (2010) PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN[3]
Parent PSA Peugeot Citroën (Peugeot S.A.)[4]
Website Peugeot.com

Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën, the second largest carmaker based in Europe.[5]

The family business that precedes the current Peugeot company was founded in 1810, and manufactured coffee mills and bicycles. On 20 November 1858, Emile Peugeot applied for the lion trademark. The company produced its first automobile in 1891. Due to family discord, Armand Peugeot in 1896 founded the Société des Automobiles Peugeot. The Peugeot company and family is originally from Sochaux, France. Peugeot retains a large manufacturing plant and Peugeot Museum there. It also sponsors the Sochaux football club, founded in 1928 by a member of the Peugeot family.

The name is pronounced [pøˈʒo] in French, and is frequently pronounced /ˈpɜːʒəʊ/ (PUR-zhoh) in British English.


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References

  1. Auto Motor und Sport Heft 23 Seite 70 - 78: Fahrbericht Peugeot 305. Stuttgart: Vereinigte Motor-Verlag GmbH & Co KG. 1977. 
  2. "PSA Peugeot Citroën - Key Figures". PSA Peugeot Citroën. 6 August 2010. http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/en/psa_group/key_figures_b4.php. Retrieved 2 May 2011. 
  3. "Répartition des effectifs inscrits par filiale". PSA Peugeot Citroën. http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/fr/psa_groupe/hommes_femmes_b1.php. Retrieved 10 January 2010. 
  4. "Registration document". PSA Peugeot Citroen. 2010. p. 90. http://www.psa-peugeot-citroen.com/document/amf/doc%20de%20ref%20gb1303467412.pdf. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  5. "World ranking of manufacturers" (PDF). oica.net. http://oica.net/wp-content/uploads/world-ranking-2008.pdf. Retrieved 22 February 2010. 

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