Heuliez [ olje ] is a French company founded in 1920 that manufactures car bodies. The main plant is located in Canton Cerizay, the department of Deux -Sèvres.
The commercial vehicle production in 1980 spun off by Rorthais at Parthenay in the company Heuliez Bus and sold in the early 1990s.
Because of the pending bankruptcy proceedings in March 2009 sees Heuliez an unclear future with.
- 2.1 car body shop 2.1.1 Products of the recent past
Heuliez was founded in 1920 by Adolphe Heuliez for the production of horse carriages.
The production of car bodies began in 1925 with the production of type 177B for Peugeot. In October 2007, Heuliez asked for court bankruptcy protection.
In August 2008, the Indian car company Argentum took over 60 percent of the shares of the obligation to invest 25 million euros in the company, of which 10 million immediately. A minority participation takes over France's CDC investor who invests 5 million euros. Argentum CEO Ajay Singh said that Argentum wanted to use the strong distribution platform and development department of the company, to create a global auto design firm. Addition, we wanted to tap into the rapidly growing market for electric cars. From 2011, the developed as " Heuliez Friendly " electric car is produced as an electric car Mia by the German - French companies Mia electric. Following the bankruptcy of Heuliez for the electric vehicle division was ( 73.4 %) accepted by the main shareholder and pharmaceutical entrepreneur mia electric GmbH, Prof. Edwin Kohl, on 1 July 2010.
Buses and Coaches
1937 made the company Heuliez its first omnibus.
In the 1970s, the bus production of Heuliez by the other French bus manufacturer was boycotted by supplying no chassis for bus bodies more. For this reason, Heuliez resorted to foreign chassis and built bus bodies in large numbers and in particular German chassis of Daimler -Benz (Mercedes- Benz O 305 and O 305 G) and Magirus- Deutz.
In 1980, the company was founded Heuliez Bus, which entered into a partnership with Renault. Heuliez bus was acquired by Renault and Volvo 1991. In 1998, Renault shares of Volvo Bus Corp.. , And in 1999 became a subsidiary of Heuliez Bus Irisbus, wherein the bus activities of IVECO and Renault have been merged. In 2002, the shares of Renault IVECO Irisbus on.
Examples of products
Car body shop
Products in the recent past
- Peugeot 604 Sedan: 1978-1984
- Renault 5 Le Car Van ( small car ): 1979-1984
- Citroën BX Estate Series: 1983
- Peugeot 205 Turbo 16: from 1985
- Citroen BX Break (Estate): 1985-1993
- Citroën Visa Chrono: 1984
- Citroen Visa Mille Pistes: 1984
- Citroën Visa Convertible ( Cabriolet ): 1984
- Citroën BX 4TC: 1986
- Citroën CX Break (Estate): 1989-1991
- Citroën XM Break ( Combined ): 1992-1999
- Citroën Saxo electrique ( electric vehicle ): 1996-2003
- Citroën AX electrique: 1995-2000
- Citroën Xantia Break (Estate): 1995-2000
- Heuliez Intruder ( prototype of a SUV-Roadsters/Coupés ): 1997
- Peugeot 206 CC ( roof modules for a convertible ) from 2001
- Opel Tigra TwinTop: 2004-2009
- Heuliez Macarena, concept study of a four-door glass sunroof - convertible based on the Peugeot 407, presented at the IAA 2007
Buses and Coaches
- Heuliez O 305 / O 305 G (on the chassis of the standard I - bus Mercedes -Benz O 305)
- GX 17 / GX 77 H
- GX 107 / GX 187
- GX 44 (Nantes)
- GX 113 (Marseille ) / GX 117 / GX 117 L / GX 127 / GX 127 L
- GX 217 / GX 217 CNG ( Vilnius) / GX 217 GNV
- GX 317 / GX 317 GNV / GX 317 GPL / GX 327 / GX 327 GNV
- GX 417 / GX 417 CNG ( Vilnius) GX 417 GNV / GX 427 / GX 427 GNV