The École centrale de Lyon, founded in 1857, is one of the oldest graduate schools in France. It is considered as one of the most prestigious French grandes écoles of engineering continuously ranking as one of the top six French engineering research institutions for the post bachelor study. The university is situated in Écully, a western suburb of Lyon, France (in a region called Rhônes Alpes).
The university is one of the six members of the Centrale Graduate School (Lille, Paris, Marseilles, Nantes, Beijing). The school is well-reputed for educating and training highly skilled engineers with a minimum degree of BSc through many specialized postgraduate programs. Ecole centrale de Lyon is a founding member of University of Lyon, Pole Research and Higher Education (PRES) established as a public establishment of scientific cooperation. The school excels in the research attached to acoustics, biosciences and nanotechnology.
Peugeot SA manufactures automobiles and light commercial vehicles. It produces motorbikes, scooters, hydraulic engines, vehicle components and provides after sales service. The Peugeot operates through the following business segments: Automotive, Automotive Equipment, Transportation & Logistics, Finance and Other Businesses. The Automotive segment engages in the designing, manufacturing and selling of cars and light commercial vehicles under the Peugeot and Citroen brands. The Automotive Equipment segment comprises of interior systems, automotive seating, automotive exteriors and emissions control technologies. The Transportation & Logistics segment comprises of logistics and vehicle & goods transportation. The Finance segment provides retail and wholesale financing to Peugeot and Citroen customers and dealers. The Other Businesses segment comprises mainly to the operations of Peugeot S.A. and Peugeot Motorcycles. The company was founded in 1896 and is headquartered in Paris, France.