PSA has started its new assembly line for the Turbo PureTech 3-cylinder petrol engine in Tychy, Poland.

The EB Engine (Atmo and Turbo) is currently produced in France (Douvrin, Tremery) and China (Xiangyang) and, from 2019 onwards, will be produced in Hungary (Szentgotthard), Morocco (Kenitra) and from 2020 in India (Hosur).

Some 3.8m EB engines have been produced so far and the additional capacity corresponds to increasing market demand, supported in particular by production of new Opel/Vauxhall models on Groupe PSA platforms and technology.

The powertrain plant in Tychy was modernised to boost its performance in line with Groupe PSA standards.

 “I would like to highlight the Tychy teams have demonstrated their ability to improve their performance, thus allowing for investments to modernise the plant,” said PSA chairman, Carlos Tavares.

“The Tychy plant has a sustainable future now and will be a strong contributor to the PSA manufacturing footprint, organised to produce engines for our five brands and meeting growing customer demand for this award-winning engine.”

For his part, Tychy plant director, Arkadiusz Suliga added: “The factory in Tychy is back in the game as a part of Groupe PSA and all the teams are committed to meeting the new challenges set for us.

“The plant has been thoroughly modernised with the right level of investment to ensure the best level of efficiency, among the most modern engine manufacturing sites in Europe.”