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Berliet, Venissieux (Frankrig)

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Koncern: RVI

Firmaet grundlagt: 1894

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Firmaets postadresse: Berliet, Venissieux, Lyon, Frankrig

 

 

 

Berliet was a French manufacturer of automobiles, trucks and other utility vehicles, based in Venissieux, outside of Lyons, France.

Marius Berliet started his experiments with automobiles in 1894. Some single cylinder cars were followed in 1900 by a twin-cylinder model. In 1902, Berliet took over the plant of Audibert & Lavirotte in Lyon. Berliet started to build four-cylinder automobiles featured by a honeycomb radiator and steel chassis frame was used instead of wood. The next year, a model was launched that was similar to contemporary Mercedes. In 1906, Berliet sold the licence for manufacturing his model to the American Locomotive Company. In 1917, Berliet started to build trucks for the French Army. The company produced 40 trucks a day.

Passenger car production ceased in 1939 and after World War II, the company produced trucks only.Berliet is famous for building the largest truck in 1957, the T100 with 600hp. It was designed in 10 months at the factory in Courbevoie, outside of Paris.

In August 1967, it was reported that Berliet had been taken over by CitroŽn, Berliet share holders receiving CitroŽn shares in return for their Berliet stock. In 1966, Berliet's final year as an independent, they had produced approximately 17,000 units. Following the take-over the merged company stated that CitroŽn-Berliet would command 58% of France's market for commercial vehicles above 6 tons. Citroen itself had been owned by Michelin since 1934 following a cash crisis of its own.

By this time, Michelin owned both CitroŽn and Berliet. However, after the 1973 oil crisis, Michelin decided to divest itself of these two companies in order to concentrate on its tire business. Thus, in 1974 Berliet was sold to Renault, while CitroŽn was sold to Peugeot. Renault then proceeded to merge Berliet with Saviem to form RVI. After the merger, the Berliet name was phased out and another French marque came to an end. (kilde: Wikipedia)

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1939-1997

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1939-1951

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1953-1955

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1953-1956

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1961-19??

 - PH 8-100

1961-1974

 - PH 10-100

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 - PH 80

1962-1968

 - PH 85

1972-1983

 - PR 100 B

1971-1997

 - PR 100 PA

1977-1997

 - PR 100 MI

1981-1983

 - PR 180

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