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18/05/2011 | Wuhan, 18 May 2011

Dongfeng Peugeot Citroën Automobile (DPCA) breaks ground for its third plant in Wuhan, China

DPCA held a groundbreaking ceremony today for its third plant in Wuhan, China.

Attending the Wuhan 3 ceremony were Grégoire Olivier, Member of the Managing Board of PSA Peugeot Citroën and Executive Vice President, Asia; Xu Ping, President of Dongfeng Motors; Maxime Picat, General Manager of DPCA; Xiandong Qiu, Deputy General Manager of DPCA, and representatives from the City of Wuhan and Province of Hubei.

The plant will be built in two stages, lifting annual production capacity from 150,000 vehicles in 2013 to 300,000 in 2015.

Designed to incorporate the PSA Excellence System’s best standards, Wuhan 3 will produce vehicles from PSA Peugeot Citroën’s platform 1. The plant will include stamping, body-in-white, paint and final assembly lines, along with supply chain, administrative and warehousing facilities.

During the ceremony, Grégoire Olivier declared: “The start of construction at Wuhan 3 is an important step in PSA Peugeot Citroën’s expansion in China. With this new plant, DPCA will have an annual production capacity of 750,000 vehicles in 2015. Thanks to this manufacturing base, DPCA will be able to grow with demand and increase its market share in China, with a target for 2015 of 5%.

DPCA’s sales rose by 15% in the first quarter of 2011 to more than 100,000 vehicles.

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