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Peugeot’s Plant in Rennes, France May Be at Risk, Tribune Says

May 03, 2012

PSA Peugeot Citroen (UG)’s factory in Rennes, France, which employs 5,900 people, may be under threat as work originally destined for that plant may go to other factories, La Tribune reported, citing people at the company it didn’t name.

The Citroen C5 replacement, known internally as X8, may be based on the platform of an Opel model instead of a Peugeot platform, and thus get built in an Opel factory, the newspaper said. The Rennes plant has focused on luxury models including the Citroen C5 and C6 and Peugeot 508 models, and has had less work amid weak demand for those models, La Tribune said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andrea Rothman in Paris at aerothman@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Chad Thomas at cthomas16@bloomberg.net


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