PSA Group strengthens partnership with Aisin AW

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To accelerate development and improve competitiveness, PSA Group has taken a new step in its strategic partnership with Aisin AW.

The new agreement will see the companies produce 6-speed EAT6 automatic gearboxes in France, from 2020 onward to meet the increasing demand of automatic gearboxes. Until now this gearbox was manufactured by Aisin and imported from Japan.

Thanks to investment from the PSA Group, the Valenciennes production plant in France, will generate 300,000 automatic gearboxes per year for brands such as Peugeot and Citroën as well as Opel and Vauxhall models produced on the Group’s platforms.

The combination of the recognized skills of the Valenciennes production plant and the technological leadership of Aisin AW will ensure a high level of quality and performance. Further investment in the plant is part of PSA’s strategy of doubling the sales volume of models equipped with automatic gearboxes.

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