The Peugeot logo represents a company in existence for more than a century, producing highly innovative automobiles and products, and unquestionably reflects its pioneering contributions to transportation since the dawn of the automotive industry. Peugeot is the second largest automotive manufacturer in Europe, and also ranks as one of the biggest automobile companies on the globe. Established in 1810, the Peugeot brothers began as a steel manufacturing plant producing their renowned saw blades and other steel products. Justin Blazer created the first Peugeot logo in 1847 to typify the three qualities of the Peugeot saw blades – toughness, flexibility, and speed. Later, to categorize their different lines of high quality products, the earlier version of the lion came into being in 1858 as the trademark of Peugeot Bros. Other versions of lions also made their appearance, such as the Baudichon lion in 1923, and the Marx lion in 1925. The current Peugeot lion visible today draws its origins from the “heraldic” lion, rearing up on its hind legs to reflect the image on the coat of arms of the Franche-Comté region of France that commemorates the birthplace of Peugeot.
Originally posted 2011-12-02 09:56:01.