Forty years of production at the PSA Peugeot Citroën Aulnay-sous-Bois factory north of Paris ended on Friday,  25 October, 2013 with a Citroën C3, the last of about 8.5m cars.

The site, closed as part of PSA’s turnaround plan, will continue to produce spare parts on its body in white line until 2014. C3 output has now been transferred fully to Poissy, west of Paris.

The Aulnay site is being redeveloped as an industrial centre. The first company to commit to the new Aulnay is ID Logistics which is due to set up operations in 2015, bringing in 590 new jobs.

Aulnay timeline

Citroën opened its Aulnay-sous-Bois plant in 1973 on a 170-hectare site in the northeastern suburbs of Paris, located near the A1, A3 and A104 motorways.

In 1976, Aulnay became a PSA Peugeot Citroën site after Peugeot acquired Citroën from Michelin.

Over the years, the plant has produced 8,568,391 vehicles.

1974 to 1989: 1,013,069 Citroën CX

1975 to 1981: 61,073 Citroën Type H (Utility Vehicle)

1976 to 1986: 307,233 Citroën LN and LNA

1977 to 1982: 119,745 Peugeot 104

1979 to 1986: 366,203 Citroën Visa

1986 to 1995: 1,067,615 Citroën AX

1990 : 21,140 Peugeot 205

1991 to 1996: 729,706 Citroën ZX

1992 to 1993 and 1998 to 2003: 516,713 Peugeot 106

1995 to 2003: 1,662,288 Citroën Saxo

2001 to 2010: 1,625,665 first generation Citroën C3

2003 to 2009: 622,173 Citroën C2

2009 to 2013: 455,768 second generation Citroën C3