Saturday, September 8, 2012

Peugeot Early History

Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroen, the second largest carmaker based in Europe.
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 Societe des Automobile Peugeot. The Peugeot company and family is originally from Sochaux, France. Peugeot also retains a large manufacturing plant and Peugeot Museum there. 

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