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Report – PSA moves to outsource development in lower-cost Morocco


According to people that have knowledge of the carmaker’s plans, PSA Peugeot Citroen is ready to inaugurate an engineering center in Morocco together with consulting firm Altran. This would be the first major step undertaken by the French company’s new boss Carlos Tavares to position the second-largest automaker in Europe in countries with an affordable workforce. Tavares, which quit Renault – ...
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