Buses, trucks and car designer-builder Cerizay HEULIEZ France I

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Heuliez was created in 1920 by Adolphe Heuliez, who started by making horse-drawn carts. As early as 1925, he assembled his first car, a Peugeot 177B. 1924-29 Peugeot Type 177 Heuliez nr.1

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peugeot_Type_177

He also created a subsidiary company for the production of buses, which was later sold.

Towards the end, however, the main product of Heuliez is the retractable roof made for the Peugeot 206 CC.

Peugeot 206cc avec Retractable roof by Heuliez

(The Peugeot 206 CC (sometimes spelled as 206CC) was formally launched at the Paris Motor Show in September 2000 and was based on the Peugeot Two-oh-heart concept car, revealed two years before at the Geneva Motor Show. It is a coupé cabriolet featuring a powered fold-away roof based on the Georges Paulin system, first seen on the 1935 Peugeot 402 Eclipse coupe.

It was produced in CerizayFrance, by the French company Heuliez, which is specialized in producing short series for niche markets, such as convertibles or station-wagons. Production was stopped in early 2008, and it has since been replaced by the 207 CC )

350,000 units have been produced. It also produced entire cars, such as the Opel Tigra.

Tigra TwinTop B

(After an absence of four years, Opel resurrected the Tigra nameplate in 2004 for a new sports car based on the third generation Opel Corsa.[3] The Tigra TwinTop, as it was called in Opel markets, was a two-seater coupé convertible with a retractable hardtop in the fashion of the Peugeot 206 CC. It was launched at the Geneva Motor Show in March 2004 and was produced by French coachbuilder Heuliez)

Since 1985, Heuliez has produced more than 450,000 cars, with a staff of over 2,000. More recently, however, poor sales of the Tigra forced Heuliez to reduce its staff by 541 and Opel asked Heuliez to reduce its output from 200 to 50 cars/day until the end of 2006.

In October 2007, Heuliez asked for protection from creditors. In July 2008 Argentum Motors committed to investing ten million Euros in the business with a further ten million Euros during the ensuing five year in return for 60% pf the company’s capital, but the agreement was not followed through.

Heuliez is trying to put a four-door convertible, similar to the Peugeot 407 Macarena prototype, into production within the next five years.

2007 Peugeot 407 Heuliez Macarena

2007 Peugeot 407 Heuliez Macarena

The main production plant is located in Cerizay in the Deux-Sèvres département. The president of Heuliez is Paul Quéveau.

Since 2010, Heuliez went out of convertible roof top making business.

Business activity ended on 31 October 2013. The company’s plant and buildings have been taken over by the “Fabrique régionale du Bocage”, a quasi-company which has the regional government of Poitou-Charentes as its majority share-holder.

I’m going to show you al lot of models Heuliez made in it’s history.

1930 Citroën Heuliez Hearse

1930 Citroën Heuliez Hearse

1930 heuliez Citroën 23

1930 Heuliez Citroën U 23

1932 Citroen C6G1 TCL 01

1932 Citroen C6G1 TCL 01 Heuliez? Lourdes

1936 citroen 32 Heuliez

1936 Citroën 32 Heuliez

1937 Heuliez Citroën

1937 Heuliez Citroën

1938 heuliez3

1938 heuliez

1939 Citroenheuliez 3kkmm

1939 Citroen Heuliez

1939-41 Citroën TUB-TUC

1939-41 Citroën TUB-TUC Heuliez?

1949 Heuliez

1949 Heuliez

1950 Berliet Heuliez

1950 Berliet Heuliez

1950 heuliez history 1

1950 heuliez history 1

1950 Peugeot 203 Corbillard

Peugeot Heuliez 203 Funeral

1950 Peugeot 203 BREAK Barré

1950 Peugeot 203 BREAK Barré

1950 Heuliez

1950 Heuliez

1952 Citroën Type 23 Corbillard

1952 Citroën Type 23 Corbillard(Heuliez)

1952 Heuliez

1952 Heuliez

1953 La-Publicite-qui-roule-Panzani-carrosserie-Heuliez-Cerizay-Citroen-P45

1953 La-Publicite-qui-roule-Panzani-carrosserie-Heuliez-Cerizay-Citroën-P45

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

1955 camion Heuliez U23 La Vache Grosjean

1955 Citroen U23 Heuliez Robustacier 16p

1955 Citroen U23 Heuliez Robustacier 16p

1955 D320corbillard Le Corbillard HY

1955 D320 Heuliez Funeral

1955 heuliez bus sur chassis citroen

1955 heuliez bus sur chassis citroen

1955 Renault 2,5T Heuliez Rubustacier

1955 Renault 2,5T Heuliez Robustacier

1955 Renault Estafette c5

1955 Renault Heuliez Estafette c5

1955 Renault Hearse

1955 Renault Heuliez Hearse

1955 salon_de_Paris_1955

1955 salon de Paris

1955-75 Citroën DS

1955-75 Citroën DS

1956 André BIANCO HEULIEZ

1956 André BIANCO HEULIEZ

1956 Citroën P 55 carrossé par Heuliez

1956 Citroën P 55 carrossé par Heuliez

1956 citroen55 heuliez.campuac

1956 citroen55 heuliez.campuac

1956 utagaz Tour de France

1956 utagaz Tour de France

1957 Camion porteur habillé par Heuliez sur base Citroën 55

1957 Camion porteur habillé par Heuliez sur base Citroën 55

1957 heuliez chasse-tresor-titre-14-img

1957 heuliez chasse-tresor

1958 Berliet cabine relaxe numerisation0040. Citroen cabine Heuliez

1958 Berliet cabine relaxe numerisation0040. Citroen cabine Heuliez

1958 Citroën Heuliez t55-he10

1958 Citroën Heuliez t55

1958 citroën heuliez-u23-suze

1958 citroën heuliez-u23-suze

1958 Heuliez-GT-1000-sur-base-Saviem

1958 Heuliez-GT-1000-sur-base-Saviem

1958 L'atelier des fourgons 23-50 HLZ chez Heuliezh23b

1958 L’atelier des fourgons 23-50 HLZ chez Heuliezh23b

1958 PERFEX CITROEN U23 HEULIEZ FOURGON SABINE RANCY

1958 PERFEX CITROEN U23 HEULIEZ FOURGON SABINE RANCY

1958 Saviem Heuliez GT1000 2a

1958 Saviem Heuliez GT1000

1959 Citroen DS Corbillard Funural Car

1959 Citroen DS Heuliez Funural Car

1959 Citroën et Chausson disque11

1959 Citroën et Chausson disque11

1959 Citroën U23 HZ Heuliez

1959 Citroën U23 HZ Heuliez

1959 heuliez corbillard

1959 citroën heuliez funeral

1959 Peugeot D4A (D4R)

1959 Peugeot D4A (D4R)1959 Peugeot D4A corbillard

1959 Peugeot D4A heuliez funeral

1960 Berliet GLR 8 modification Heuliez

1960 Berliet GLR 8 modification Heuliez

1960 Citroën DS hearse

1960 Citroën DS hearse heuliez

1960 Citroën Heuliez arton

1960 Citroën Heuliez arton

EPSON DSC picture

1960 peugeot 404 heuliez

1961 Citroen - Heuliez HL2.T.60.D1

1961 Citroen – Heuliez HL2.T.60.D1

1961 Citroën DS funeral1

1961 Citroën DS funeral heuliez

1962 funeral23cq

1961 funeral DS23 Heuliez

1961 Citroen ID 19 F Break funeralcar corbillard

1961 Citroen ID 19 F Break funeralcar heuliez

1962 100216121456725621-2aedca2

1962 Citroën heuliez

1962 Peugeto 404 corbillard 2

1962 Peugeot 404 Heuliez Funeral

1963 Citroënheuliez63ami6-3

1963 Citroën heuliez ami 6

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Author: Jeroen

In Dutch, my homelanguage: Ik ben Jeroen, tot januari 2015 was ik al dik 26 jaar werkzaam in een psychiatrisch ziekenhuis in een stad vlakbij Werelds grootste havenstad Rotterdam. Eerst als verpleegkundige/begeleider op high care, later op afdeling dubbeldiagnose (verslavingen) en ook nog een tijdje als administratief medewerker. Ik heb een spierziekte "Poli Myositis" (alle spieren zijn ontstoken) daardoor weinig energie. Sinds augustus 2015 is daarbij de diagnose Kanker gesteld, en ben ik helemaal arbeidsongeschikt geworden en zit middenin de behandelfase. Gelukkig ben ik daarnaast getrouwd, vader, en opa, en heb de nodige hobby's. Een daarvan is transportmiddelen verzamelen en daarmee een blog schrijven. Dit blog begon met bussen, maar nu komen ook sleepboten, auto's trucks en dergelijke aan bod. Kijk en geniet met me mee, reageer, en vul gerust aan. Fouten zal ik ook graag verbeteren. In English: I'm Jeroen, till januari 2015 I was already 26 years working as a nurse in a psychiatric hospital, near Rotterdam, Worlds biggest harbour with more than 98 nationalities living within it's borders. First I worked on closed high care ward and the last years on a ward with mainly addicted people. I liked my work very much. In 2007 I got ill. I got the diagnose Poli Myositis, a musscle dissease. Al my mussles are inflamed. And last august I got another diagnose. Cancer. It's plaveicelcel carcinoma and treated with Chemo and radioation. So I've even less energy than the last years. Still I try to make something of my life and the blog is helping with surviving with some pleasure.

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