Peugeot Logo – Peugeot is a French brand of cars, commercial vehicles and race cars, whose roots go back to the manufacture of bicycles and coffee grinders-first invention of Jean-Jacques Peugeot – in the early nineteenth century. The brand celebrated in 2010 its 200 year history. Along with Citroën (Peugeot bought in the year 1974) are the second constructor at European level, the group PSA Peugeot-Citroen.
The Peugeot brand of cars called back to the early nineteenth century when Jean-Jacques Peugeot installed near Doubs where it starts to make coffee grinders. This first half results in production after his death the building of a site for the construction of mills in [[Sous-Cratet. His two sons, Jean-Pierre Peugeot and Peugeot Jean-Georges, then a rule will create productive. The youngest, Jean-Pierre, is released later in the textile sector Hérimoncourt. This will have two sons, Jean-Pierre Peugeot junior and Jean-Frédéric Peugeot, which will transform the mill Sous-Cratet in a foundry.
It is in 1832 when Jean-Pierre Peugeot founded the society “Peugeot Frères NSAIDs” for the operation of the smelter Sous-Cratet. The results are good and in 1833 a second factory in Terre Blanche is built. In 1852 Jean-Pierre (son) dies leaving two sons, Jules and Emile. These two are going to exploit new areas of trade of the time.
In 1885 Armand Peugeot is interested in a new invention, the bicycle (which continues today under the name Peugeot Cycles). It should be noted that the Peugeot family was also highlighted (and still does) in the crafting of pepper and salt shakers finely decorated with the lion of the brand. They also made high-quality tools. Finally, it is in 1889 when Armand is launched into the adventure of the car, feeling that reap success this new means of transport. Armand unwittingly created what is today the second automotive brand with more tradition in the world: Peugeot.