The first facility, with an annual capacity of 600,000 engines will be operational in 2011. Located on the PSA site in Trémery, north-east France, it will create over 500 jobs.
A second facility will open in Eastern Europe by 2012. A decision regarding location is expected by mid 2008.
The new production site will strengthen the group’s position in Eastern Europe. It already has plants in Slovakia, Czech Republic and Turkey.