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Company namePeugeot S.A.
Company typePublic company
subsidiary of PSA Peugeot Citroën
Founded1810 as a coffee mill company
1830 as a bicycle manufacturer
1882 as a car manufacturer
1898 as a motorcycle company
1926 as a separate company
HeadquartersLegal and Top level Administrative: Ave de la Grande Armée, Paris
Operational: Sochaux, France
Key peoplePhilippe Varin (CEO), Jean-Pierre Ploue (Head Design)
Production output 1,739,000 (2009)
Employees198,210 (2010) PSA PEUGEOT CITROËN
ParentPSA Peugeot Citroën

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::For the article about the bicycle manufacturer, see Cycles Peugeot.Peugeot is a major French car brand, part of PSA Peugeot Citroën, the second largest carmaker based in Europe.

The family business that precedes the current Peugeot company was founded in 1810. 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 Société des Automobiles Peugeot.

Peugeot's roots go back to 19th-century coffee mill and bicycle manufacturing. The Peugeot company and family is originally from Sochaux, France. Peugeot retains a large manufacturing plant and Peugeot Museum there. It also sponsors the Sochaux football club, founded in 1928 by a member of the Peugeot family.

The name is pronounced -frpøˈʒo in French, and is frequently pronounced -enˈpɝːʒoʊ ( ) in British English.

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