An international presence
The Group’s international presence is not a recent development. From their very beginnings, Peugeot and Citroën sought to develop their commercial networks, then expand their industrial tool beyond French borders. It began in Europe, notably with Citroën’s creation of an international network of commercial companies (1924), but also in Africa, with the opening of Peugeot factories in Nigeria (1975), Asia, and South America, with the Citroën factory in Buenos Aires (1946). In the recent past, the Group strengthened its internationalization even further to ensure its growth and to tackle now-global competition. Among other things, that’s what gave rise to the Joint Venture with Dongfeng Motors in China (1992), the inauguration of factories in Porto Real, Brazil (2001) and in Trnava, Slovakia (2006), and the production of complete vehicles in Kaluga, Russia (2012). Today, PSA Peugeot Citroën has an industrial presence in eight countries outside France and a commercial presence in no fewer than 160 countries.