French Carmaker PSA returns to India with Birla manufacturing deal

Paris: French carmaker PSA Group on Wednesday unveiled plans to return to the Indian market after striking car and powertrain manufacturing deals with CK Birla Group, a New Delhi-based conglomerate.

PSA, maker of Peugeot, Citroen and DS cars, said it will assemble vehicles in Tamil Nadu by 2020 under an initial €100 million ($107 million) joint venture investment with Birla-owned HMFCL.

The partnership will also build car engines and transmissions under a separate manufacturing deal with AVTEC, another CK Birla company, the groups said in a joint statement.