PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is searching for a new partner to replace Fiat in van venture

Article by Christian Andrei, on January 30, 2012

As Fiat has decided to withdraw from the Sevelnord venture, PSA/Peugeot-Citroen is on the search for a new partner for light commercial vehicles. CEO Philippe Varin said that PSA is hoping to share the cost of developing and manufacturing replacements for its Peugeot Expert and Citroen Jumpy vans produced at a plant that’s shared with Fiat.

Varin said that the company is finding the right solution for its future utility vehicles, explaining that it’s difficult to develop them alone and that it’s crucial for the correct partner to be found.

The Sevelnord venture in northern France is also where the Fiat Scudo van is built when the existing partnership agreement expires in 2017. Varin didn’t discuss the potential replacements. Varin was the speaker at an event that marked the production launch of Peugeot's new 208 subcompact car at PSA's Poissy plant near Paris, which French Industry Minister Eric Besson attended.

Besson said that PSA has been asked to meet with unions and government representatives to resolve concerns over the future of Sevelnord and PSA's Aulnay plant near Paris, which produces the C3. The company is examining cost-cutting measures after its European market share shrunk last year. It is also issuing a series of profit warnings while sales of the outgoing 207 and Citroen's equivalent C3 declined.

Topics: psa, peugeot, citroen, van

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