The family business was founded in 1810 by Jean-Frédéric and Jean-Pierre II Peugeot, during the transformation of the family hydraulic mill into a steel mill in a place called Sous-Cratet in the commune of Hérimoncourt (Doubs). Various branches of the family expanded into very diverse productions, but all were based on steel (tools, springs, umbrella ribs, corset frames, coffee mills, watch parts, bicycles, etc.).
Flagship of French industry, Peugeot is one of the foremost pioneers on the international automotive front. In just over 2 centuries, the brand’s activities have developed around its passion and technological challenges.