A Peugeot tool user, takes part in an extraordinary human and technical adventure which finds its source more than 200 years ago.
A SO FRENCH BRAND
Peugeot is a singularly French brand.
OVER 200 YEARS OF HISTORY
The history of Peugeot tools goes back to 1810. The year in which the Peugeot brothers' first saw blade was cast in Montbéliard.
A BRAND FOCUSED ON THE FUTURE
Peugeot uses its history to build the future.
Creative energy. These two words define the genetic make-up of the very specific brand of tools that is Peugeot.
All Peugeot products - saws, drills, sanders, grinders, vacuum cleaners, rotary hammers, renovators, etc. - are developed by our teams with the constant concern of combining robustness with ingenuity.
Our goal is to offer useful, high-performance products that stand the test of time. But there's more... We also want you to be happy to own a Peugeot tool that will make your ideas and projects reality.
To fully express your creativity.
Au-delà de nos outils, cette énergie et cette créativité caractérisent aussi les personnes qui développent, au quotidien, les matériels et services Peugeot.
Beyond our tools, this energy and creativity also characterise the people who develop Peugeot products and services every day.
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Today, Peugeot Outillage offers a range of innovative products in the world of wood and metal, with stationnary or power tools : saws, planers, sanders, drills, Peugeot tools are intended for the general public and experienced users.
Peugeot Outillage is a French human-scale company, based in Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, near Tours. Its entire payroll works hard every day to bring brand users high performance and smart products and services.
The aim is to allow users to unleash their creativity and optimally express their level of expertise.
This is where our products are designed and developed. Tours is also from where all Peugeot products are shipped, in France and abroad.
Finally, Tours is also the place of work of the Peugeot tools customer service department.
Peugeot Outillage develops premium-level service: for the product range based on the 18V EnergyHub battery, service warranty and Collect & Change which is processed without returning to the store, whether physically or online. For products sold by our company but not covered by the warranty, Peugeot Outillage keeps a stock of spare parts for each machine for 10 years. This allows customers to repair the products themselves.
Beyond compliance with European safety standards, Peugeot Outillage is committed to an ever more secure use of its products and privileges the protection of the user.
By improving the ergonomics of our products, we strive to bring greater comfort, factor of safety for the user.
The Peugeot brand was founded in France, during the Napoleonic period, in Montbéliard (25 département). In partnership with Jacques Maillard-Salins, the Peugeot brothers created their own foundry under the name "Peugeot Frères Ainés". The company excelled in the production of steel bars. The first saw blade was launched.
Within 30 years, the “Peugeot et compagnie” company built up its expertise to reach a payroll of a hundred or so workers. The first cubic, wooden Peugeot coffee grinder was launched with an internal steel mechanism.
Jules Peugeot continued to innovate with his hydraulic ram, filed a patent for a wringer and a chain-driven pump. Exports of tools started to Turkey. The production of household utensils was further developed from 1846.
The lion emblem made its first appearance on a saw blade. Inspired by the coat of arms of the city of Montbéliard, it took different aspects, but the lion remains the brand’s icon to the present day. At the time, it symbolised the qualities of Peugeot tools and utensils: Robust teeth, flexible blades, fast cutting speed.
Peugeot offered an increasingly broad range of tooling products: vices, planers, drills, screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, wrenches, spanners, etc.
The plants excelled in agriculture, manufacturing axes and ploughshares in particular.
Peugeot blades and saws are still recognised for their quality by joiners, carpenters, tinsmiths, quarry workers and even surgeons.
On the strength of its success and mastery, Peugeot exhibited at the first French Universal Exhibition in Paris that received more than 5 million visitors.
Empress Eugenie wore a Peugeot crinoline. This “cage”, made of steel hoops, gradually replaced the petticoat and would be a hit across all social classes. It would be worn until around 1875.
Emile and Jules Peugeot continued to innovate, even in the social sector, introducing the 10-hour day and thus pre-empting French law by more than 30 years. They also abolished child labour in their company.
The factories’ knowledge of steel was used to make bicycle spokes, chains and forks. In 1888, more than 8,000 bicycles or tricycles were manufactured by Peugeot. In 1891, the bicycle (or “the little queen” as it is known in France) became a real social phenomenon with the arrival and improvement of the Michelin tyre.
Peugeot continued to shine in the manufacture of kitchen utensils, bicycles and cars. Peugeot democratised the car in the early 20th century and survived the 1929 crash.
In 1931, an initial range of mechanical tools with electric motor was born.
During World War II, several factories were occupied or bombed. Peugeot recovered with the production of utility vehicles and the 202. In the 1950s, Peugeot built more than 100,000 vehicles per year. In 1972, more than two million 404 cars were manufactured. Peugeot absorbed 90% of the Citroën brand in 1974 with the creation of the PSA Peugeot-Citroën holding company. In 1983, the 205 and the 205 GTI made Peugeot a reference. Over the following years, Peugeot increasingly excelled in car manufacturing on which the current success of the brand is still based.
The brand’s tool production continued through to 1989 when it was suspended. It resumed in 2009 with the production of stationary power tools.
Peugeot Cycles launched the PL8 10 gear model © L’Aventure Peugeot
The Polyrex, a pioneering concept were several tools are supplied by the same source of energy, was adopted by a large proportion of French households.
The brand’s head office moved to Tours (37). The Peugeot Outillage company reached a new milestone and developed a line of DIY stationary workshop equipment (for wood- and metalwork), electro-portable accessory boxes and cases.
The Peugeot brand broke away from convention with its brand new line of tools powered by the 18V Energy-Hub battery, designed by Peugeot Design Lab. On a highly stereotyped market, the Peugeot Energy Hub line has taken a new stylish direction and boosted the robustness of the platform range concept: the same battery shared by several machines. This new line of tools is enhanced by a premium after-sales service: Collect & Change.