The beginning of 200 years of innovation
Considered by most to be the Father of Peugeot, Jean-Pierre Peugeot was born in 1734 and over the course of his life, made many forays into industry with a weaving business, a dye works, an oil mill and a grain mill.
But it was in 1810 that the Peugeot family business began to put down its engineering roots when Jean-Pierre’s two sons, Jean-Pierre II and Jean-Frédéric, founded Peugeot Frères.
They transformed their father’s old grain mill into a steel foundry and turned their engineering skills to a wide range of steel products, making everything from coffee grinders and springs to saws and umbrella frames.
The spirit of innovation had been born…