Moving over the course of two centuries from a family windmill to a Group of international stature involves expanding and diversifying activities. While carmaking, at the heart of PSA Peugeot Citroën’s current business, constitutes the best-known branch, others are less-known, including:
- tools: it was with saw blades and springs that Peugeot embarked on its industrial adventure, subsequently expanding its production to include hand tools (drills, screwdrivers, planes…). Likewise, before designing automobiles, Citroën started by manufacturing gears.
- household items: coffee grinders, sewing machines, and small electrical appliances contributed greatly to the renown of the “lion” brand.
- bicycles: Peugeot began manufacturing them in the Belle Époque, later developing a broad range of two-wheelers, motorized and not.
- services: while the banks and finance companies which exist today target the general public, organizations designed to improve living conditions for employees were created in the XIXth century,
- transport: subsidiaries which handle logistics, as well as the shipment of products and parts, support the activities of the Group, which has also moved into urban transport.
Past or present, these activities are an integral part of the history and heritage of PSA Peugeot Citroën.
Presentation video of the Group made in 2010 on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the beginning of its industrial activity