24 August 2011

Peugeot Production UK

Peugeot took over the Chrysler car making operation in the UK and replaced the production with its own models. Below is the production per year that was achieved:

Model 309:

85 5,500
86 45,000
87 41,200
88 31,000
89 3,900
Total 126,500

Model 405:

87 1,750
88 51,300
89 103,300
90 116,500
91 88,000
92 85,750
93 20,000
Total 466,700

Model 306:

92 90
93 52,900
94 74,400
95 78,400
96 85,100
97 85,000
98 48,200
Total 424,100

Model 206:

98 23,300
99 162,600
00 186,100
01 186,100
02 197,700
03 207,250
04 173,100
05 126,500
06 75,400
Total 1,338,000

You can see that Peugeot did crank quite a few cars out of Ryton, but the truth of it was one model production is difficult to keep profitable throughout its full cycle. Closing the plant was inevitable once new facilities were opened in Central Europe.

Summary: Once you allow overseas ownership of your industry, plant closure is always a possibility. Britain has been outstandingly lax in this area. Thanks to loyal Japanese (and now Indian) companies, Britain has a car industry at all.

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