Our Expertise

Excellence and innovation, the core business of Groupe PSA

The Group’s expertise is built on more than two centuries of industrial experience, fuelled by a passion for innovation and the everyday pursuit of excellence. Groupe PSA’s know-how encompasses all areas of the automotive industry, from production to distribution and services.

An efficient production base

  • A focus on excellence

The manufacturing base needs to satisfy new requirements with respect to the environment, automotive reliability, vehicle safety, quality, and appeal, while remaining competitive. Through its 16 production centres and 15 powertrain sites, the Group is pursuing an approach based on continuous improvement in order to achieve excellence in industrial processes.. Applied in both work and management, this method is deployed across all Group entities, as well as in its relations with partners and suppliers.

  • Innovation in powertrains

France’s leading filer of patents for the ninth consecutive year in 2016, Groupe PSA is deploying innovative technologies to reduce the environmental impact of its vehicles and improve their performance. With its downsized petrol engines and new-generation diesel engines, Groupe PSA is the European leader in the drive to cut carbon emissions. The Group continues to develop plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.

  • Optimised industrial solutions

The streamlining of vehicle platforms is key to efforts to boost Group performance. The objective is to reduce the number of platforms from six at present to two platforms for global use. Launched in 2013, EMP2 covers all global body styles for compact and family vehicles. CMP, developed by Groupe PSA and its Chinese partner Dongfeng Motors, is for compact and city vehicles. It is compatible with different types of powertrain, including electric motors.

Optimised Industrial Solutions

L'optimisation des solutions industrielles

Commercial relations built to last

The quality of the relations between Groupe PSA and its customers is at the core of the Group’s commercial organisation. These relations involve a variety of communication channels and encompass all the facets of commercial relations.

  • Distribution

Groupe PSA has a global network of 15,000 dealerships and/or authorized repairers, of whom 430 belong to the Group and make up the entity PSA Retail, Europe’s second-biggest vehicle distributor with 508,000 new and used vehicles sold in 2017, in 11 countries.

  • Financing

Banque PSA Finances, key partner to the Peugeot, Citroën and DS brands, offers a full range of made-to-measure financing, services and insurance products for both private customers and businesses. Banque PSA Finance is present in Europe, Russia, China and Latin America.

  • Spare parts

Spare parts are distributed to B2C customers by the Group brand service points, as well as through the Euro Repar Car service network (more than 3,000 service points, 10,000 between now and 2021).
B2B customers, authorized or independent repairers, are supplied with multibrand parts by the Distrigo label.

  • Used vehicles

PSA has launched a development strategy for its second-hand vehicle business, based on B2B sales (particularly sales to its distribution network that will carry out the marketing of vehicles via the Group’s brand labels), and also direct B2C sales via its strategic partnership with Aramisauto.
The target is to double sales to reach 800,000 in 2021, with 25% outside of Europe.

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