SEP 01] PEUGEOT NEWS
Ryton Makes Half A Million
Peugeot's Ryton plant are celebrating after the half-millionth 206
to be built in Britain rolled off the assembly track.
This milestone was reached in record
breaking time since the car was introduced in the UK just under
three years ago. It is the first time that so many vehicles have
been produced so quickly in Rytonís history.
THE 500,000TH PEUGEOT
206 BUILT IN BRITAIN
The Ryton plant just to the east of
Coventry is one of the success stories of the PSA Peugeot CitroŽn
group. Output has continued to grow in recent years and investment
has been available to make this plant the success it is.
Manufacturing director, Christophe
"It has been a terrific period
for the plant in terms of production output and quality and we are
well placed to continue with our stunning success. The plant is
working at full capacity producing cars seven days a week.
"Everyone at Ryton can look to
the future with confidence as demand for the 206 remains high. The
appeal of the 206 is universal. Cars are exported all over the
world and particularly to one of the most demanding markets,
Japan. Here in the UK, 206 is the most popular car with private
buyers and the second best seller overall.
"This year, Ryton will produce
nearly 200,000 vehicles which is an increase of about 2% on
FACTFILE - PEUGEOT
manufacturing employees @ July 2001
|Cars built per
vehicles exported in 1999
vehicles exported in 2000