PSA opens new Polish assembly line

Europe’s second largest carmaker, Groupe PSA, has opened a new assembly line for its Turbo PureTech three-cylinder petrol engine in Tychy, Poland.

The EB Turbo PureTech petrol engine had been named International Engine of the Year four times in a row and is gradually becoming a global-scale engine for Groupe PSA, which sells cars under the Peugeot, Citroën, DS, Opel and Vauxhall brands.

To date, 3.8 million EB Turbo engines have been produced. This latest versions of the highly efficient engine contribute to the reduction of the CO2 emission with average fuel consumption reduced by up to four per cent compared to the previous generation.

The powertrain plant in Tychy has been modernised to boost performance in line with Groupe PSA standards. New technologies and equipment, supported by new IT systems, will ensure a high quality of production with appropriate trainings provided to production teams.

“The Tychy plant now has a sustainable future and will be a strong contributor to the Groupe PSA manufacturing footprint, organised to produce engines for our five brands and meeting growing customer demand for this award-winning engine,” said Carlos Tavares, chairman of the managing board of Groupe PSA.

“The factory in Tychy is back in the game as a part of Groupe PSA and all the teams are committed to meeting the new challenges set for us. The plant has been thoroughly modernised with the right level of investment to ensure the best level of efficiency, and is now among the most modern engine manufacturing sites in Europe. We are proud to contribute to the shift to low-emission PureTech petrol engines,” said Arkadiusz Suliga, Tychy’s plant director.

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