Production of the Peugeot 407 Coupť and CitroŽn C6 began in late 2005, establishing the Rennes plant as PSA Peugeot CitroŽnís dedicated executive model production facility.
These launches are the results of the Groupís ambitious platform strategy, which began deployment in 2001. Based on sharing parts and components between various Peugeot and CitroŽn vehicles, the strategy accelerates model launches and vehicle range expansion whilst controlling costs.

The Rennes plant is the only Group facility dedicated to the production of upper medium and executive segment models - built on platform 3. The plant currently produces 6 different models: the Peugeot 407, 407 SW and 407 Coupť and the CitroŽn C5, C5 estate and CitroŽn C6óall on the same platform.

The Peugeot 407 Coupť and CitroŽn C6 are executive models with very different designs. To enable their production on the same assembly line, Ä158 million were invested in the Rennes plant, with approximately Ä80 million of shared expenditure.

To achieve the highest standards in production, two new workshops exclusively dedicated to manufacturing these vehicles were built at the plant: an 18,500-square-metre body-in-white unit, employing 265 people, and a 38,500-square-metre assembly line with 560 employees.
Throughout the dedicated production process, vehicles are systematically checked one by one to ensure they meet the high standards customers expect regarding design, handling, comfort and sound-proofing. In total ten hours of quality control are spent on every executive vehicle.
An innovative training program focusing on attention to detail was instigated at the Rennes plant. The aim of which was to raise employeesí awareness of customersí high expectations in the executive model segment, where perfect attention to detail can make all the difference. In addition, considerable effort was made to inform and sensitise suppliers to the specific requirements of the CitroŽn C6 and Peugeot 407 Coupť projects.

In the current ramp-up phase, 90 Peugeot 407 Coupť and 15 CitroŽn C6 are produced every day in Rennes. Full production capacity is expected to be 20 vehicles an hour.


With 3,375,000 vehicles sold in 2004, representing Ä56.8 million in revenue, PSA Peugeot CitroŽn is Europeís no. 2 carmaker. Its two strong volume brands - Peugeot and CitroŽn - are present in more than 140 countries. PSA Peugeot CitroŽn has 30 production facilities and employs 207,000 people worldwide.