PSA Retail is to shutter 11 sites around the Paris region by 2021, citing a falling market in the French capital as well as high commercial property costs.

Gradual closures will occur in 2020 at: Citroën Nation; Peugeot Bobigny; Citroën République; Peugeot Neuilly; PSA Retail Saint Didier; Peugeot Garches and Citroën Boulogne République.

Sites in 2021 to close will be: Peugeot Gare de l'Est; Peugeot Italy; Peugeot Citroën Alesia and Citroën Bagneux.

Multi-branding will continue its development and by the end of 2021 will cover 80% of the PSA Retail network in the Paris region.

At the same time, PSA Retail will continue its services by:

  • Unfolding the 'Pick-up and delivery' service: delivery at home or at the workplace, making these journeys transparent for the customer in terms of time
  • Continuing the deployment of 'Video Check by PSA Retail'
  • Generalising the '24/24 Self-Service After-Sales' reception service
  • Widening and adapting the opening hours of its sites to meet the expectations of new, urban customers

The French automaker adds implementation of the project, which has been presented to unions, will have no impact on employment.

Staff affected by the site closures will be re-employed at PSA Retail sites, with priority being given to each of the facilities in the Paris region or in the provinces, for those who wish to do so.