PARIS, January 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
As part of the Performance Plan 2012, PSA Peugeot Citroen has selected the Altran Group as its strategic partner in the field of automobile product and process design.
This decision is part of the strategy adopted by PSA Peugeot Citroen and its partners to improve their operational efficiency, develop their international activity, accelerate innovation and ensure responsible development.
This status reasserts one of the major elements of the Altran Group's strategic plan presented last October by Philippe Salle CEO: that of becoming the strategic partner of 20 key accounts.
At a time when the company is reducing its sub-contracting activities, the new "PSA Peugeot Citroen Strategic Partner" label ensures, for the companies selected, a greater visibility of their activity with the group which is necessary to pursue our investment plan in automobile innovation.
"It is greatly satisfying for us to accompany the PSA Peugeot Citroen group in a rapidly changing market where the concept of strategic supplier is of the utmost importance. PSA Peugeot Citroen has placed its trust in us as an industrial partner to offer excellence in collaborating on major critical projects through the work of our best engineers. This enables us to consolidate our position as a leader in performance and innovation, a strategic partner in the major global industries," declares Cyril Roger, Executive Vice-President for France and Southern Europe.
The R&D Division is now relying on its strategic engineering partners to provide PSA Peugeot Citroen with complete engineering solutions which go far beyond the subcontracting arrangements of the past.