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200 years of history

  • 1810 : Beginning of the industrial adventure Peugeot marked by transforming the family mill Sous-Cratet into a steel foundry .
  • 1820 : Creation of a mutual for the staff in factories Hérimoncourt and Audincourt .
  • 1830 : Creation of company Constant Peugeot & Cie, which specializes in parts and materials for the textile industry.
  • 1840 : Peugeot Japy & Cie began manufacturing coffee grinders.
  • 1847 : The stylized lion became the symbol of the Mark Peugeot.
  • 1852 : The company Peugeot Frères began producing crinolines .
  • 1876 : Peugeot ​​Sewing machines won the gold medal at the Paris Universal Exhibition .
  • 1882 : Start of series-production of motocycles in Peugeot Frères with Grand-Bi.
  • 1891 : Peugeot and Panhard sell their first motor cars .
  • 1895 : First automobile race. Peugeot won by beating Panhard ( Panhard is demoted for having competed with a two-seater and not a four-seater , as stipulated in the regulation).
  • 1898 : Peugeot Frères develops motorcycles .

 

  • 1907: Creation of the “Hillman Motor Car Company”, which settled near Coventry.
  • 1913: Foundation of the “Citroën gears Company”. The teeth of these gears, chevron-shaped, became the emblem of the brand.
  • 1919: Citroën resumed production of the factory Quai de Javel for assembling 30 cars per day, and innovative social infrastructures (nursery, dentist’s office, …) are established.
  • 1920: Creation of SOVAC by Citroën, first consumer credit company in Europe.
  • 1925: Pioneer of modern advertising, Citroën projected his name with illuminated letters onto the Eiffel Tower.
  • 1928: FC Sochaux became the first French professional football club.
  • 1933: Peugeot Frères marketed the first electric tools.
  • 1948: Citroën launched 2CV, to be manufactured around 3.9 million units until 1990.
  • 1951: Beginning of the collaboration with Pininfarina, which designed many Peugeot models.
  • 1952: Peugeot Automobiles produced the one millionth vehicle.
  • 1955 Citroën presents DS at the Paris Salon, model now become a legend.