The absence of Condor, a minority owner of the Peugeot Citroën Algerie Production (PCPA) project, does not call into question the completion of the PCPA plant in Oran, according to the PSA director's response in Africa and the Middle East. East M Samir Charfan, yesterday, to the issue of imprisonment by Mr Abderrahmane Benhamadi, head of the Condor industrial group, jeopardizes the Peugeot project in Algeria.
The Algerian market is a historic market for Peugeot and he returns to full charge in Algeria. Yves Peyrot Des Gachons, zone director for the Maghreb region (MGH) and former head of Peugeot Algeria, said that concluding construction work for the PSA plant in western Algeria "was a priority". For Mr. Samir Charfan, "We are closely monitoring the situation in Algeria, and PSA is at the forefront of this industrial project," he said, before adding, regarding the PCPA project in Algeria, "we are taking a proactive strategy. And we are working closely with The Algerian authorities, including the Ministry of Industry and Mines, "he said. Yves Peyrot Des Gachons also reflects the proactive strategy of the vision and" the long-term commitment of the manufacturer that holds the shipyard which is the Algerian automotive market for the Peugeot car group. "
The Oran plant I In the future, it will be possible to introduce the Citroën, Opel and DS brands in the range of vehicles that will be mounted there. ”The Oran plant, whose production capacity is estimated to be 50,000 units / year, will start work next March with assembly of the Peugeot models, the new 208 is expected to be among the first proposed models, according to the same manager.
the next decisions of the Algerian government that have slowed down the activity of the automotive industry, e.g. limiting import quotas for kit CKD / SKD, Yves Peyrot Des Gachons, said the group meets the government's requirements.
It meets the specifications of the development of the assembly process to achieve a 15% degree of integration in a first phase, in perspective of the 40% demanded after five years