A flagship of French industry, PEUGEOT is one of the main pioneers of the worldwide automotive industry. Over more than two centuries, the brand’s activities have evolved around passion and technological challenges.
START OF THE PEUGEOT INDUSTRIAL ADVENTURE
Jean-Pierre and Jean Frédéric PEUGEOT converted the family grain mill into a steelworks. Various branches of the family then began to produce a wide range of products: tools, coffee mills, clocks, bicycles, etc.
TYPE 3 MARKETED
The first car in the world to be mass-produced (64 examples) and to be driven in Italy (1893), the Type 3 ran from Valentigney to Paris and followed the first Paris-Brest-Paris cycle race over a distance of 2,045 km.
SEPARATION OF TRADITIONAL AND AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURING
The sons of PEUGEOT Brothers continued to manufacture traditional products (cycles, tools, etc.) while Armand PEUGEOT created the Société Anonyme des Automobiles PEUGEOT.
CONSTRUCTION OF THE FRIST FACTORY AT AUDINCOURT, DOUBS
Installation of the first dedicated automobile plant at Audincourt. A second factory was built at Lille in 1898.
PRODUCTION OF PEUGEOT LION CARS
The sons of PEUGEOT Brothers also moved into automobile production under the PEUGEOT Lion name with different models from automobiles PEUGEOT, so as to avoid being in competition.
PEUGEOT Brothers and Armand PEUGEOT joined up, creating the Société Anonyme des Automobiles et Cycles PEUGEOT.
CREATION OF THE SOCHAUX FACTORY
In 1929, it brought together all Automobiles PEUGEOT's production and became the largest industrial site in France.
BIRTH OF PSA
The "PSA PEUGEOT Citroën" group was created in 1976 through the merger of Citroën S.A. and PEUGEOT S.A.
THE PEUGEOT ADVENTURE IS BORN
Creation of l'aventure PEUGEOT, an association under the law of 1901, whose aim was to safeguard the heritage of the PEUGEOT brands.
The Aventure PEUGEOT Museum in Sochaux, set up in 1988, receives up to 60,000 visitors a year.
PEUGEOT CELEBRATES ITS BICENTENARY
Among the world's automotive pioneers still in business,
PEUGEOT is one of the few where the descendants of the founders are still represented in its capital and management.