The Effectiveness of Tradition: Peugeot’s Sochaux Factory

  • Jean-Pierre Durand
  • Nicolas Hatzfeld

Abstract

Automobiles Peugeot considers the Sochaux site to be its birthplace. The site had been acquired in 1912, and activities there gradually expanded in tandem with the development of a production system based on principles of rational organisation that were adopted during the First World War. Sochaux remained the sole assembly factory of Automobile Peugeot until 1971, when a new assembly plant was opened at Mulhouse. Poissy, purchased in 1978, was later to become the company’s third assembly plant. For several decades, then, Peugeot-Sochaux was home to all the major activities involved in automobile production: foundry, forging, mechanical components, stamping, painting and final assembly.

Keywords

Fatigue Europe Torque Rubber Assure 

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© Jean-Pierre Durand, Paul Stewart and Juan José Castillo 1999

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  • Jean-Pierre Durand
  • Nicolas Hatzfeld

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