Second in Europe and sixth largest worldwide car manufacturer, PSA Peugeot Citroën sold more than 3.3 million vehicles worldwide in 2002 under the two brands Peugeot and Citroën. PSA sites are located in 140 countries with around 198,000 employees.
PSA plants in Sochaux (Peugeot 307) and Mulhouse (Peugeot 206 and 307) are the two most important production sites in the group. The PSA site in Vesoul is the strategic site in terms of logistics. These three sites, classified under the French regulation on industrial pollution prevention and control, are ISO 14001 certified.
PSA was intent on the creation of a joint venture to operate all activities relating to non-process maintenance and technical services on the Mulhouse, Sochaux and Vesoul sites: facilities management, energy fluids, water supply, waste and wastewater treatment, offices and workshops cleaning.
This project met PSA's strategy to focus its ressources on the development of its core business while optimising the operation of its tertiary and support activities.
Therefore, the company looked for a specialist multiservices provider.
PSA selected Veolia Environment to partner with it and form an integrated multiservices provider. This 1,100 employees joint venture remains part of PSA group, as one of its subsidiaries.
This multi-services contract includes, among others things, the management of the whole water cycle on the three PSA sites by Veolia Water. Most services that Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies can provide on an automotive site are gathered in this key reference:
- Industrial and drinking water,
- Demineralised and osmosed water,
- Cooling towers,
- Water and wastewater networks,
- Wastewater treatment using physical-chemical, biological or ultrafiltration processes,
- Transfer of wastewater by trucks on the industrial site.