FCA SA, PCSA merge into Stellantis SA; no impact on employment numbers

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (FCA SA) and Peugeot Citroën South Africa (PCSA) have officially merged in the domestic market, reflecting the marriage between its parent companies into a new company called Stellantis. "Stellantis is now an official entity in the South African landscape, however, we still operate as separate companies until we are legally registered as Stellantis South Africa (SA)," says Stellantis SA MD Leslie Ramsoomar.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (FCA SA) and Peugeot Citroën South Africa (PCSA) have officially merged in the domestic market, reflecting the marriage between its parent companies into a new company called Stellantis.

"Stellantis is now an official entity in the South African landscape, however, we still operate as separate companies until we are legally registered as Stellantis South Africa (SA)," says Stellantis SA MD Leslie Ramsoomar.

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Ismaeel Hassen serves as deputy MD of the new entity.

Hassen is the former FCA SA boss, and Ramsoomar the former head of PCSA.

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The Stellantis SA head office is located in Centurion, Tshwane. The new company represents the Peugeot, Citroën, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth, Alfa, Opel and Jeep brands in South Africa.

Ramsoomar says the merger has had no impact on staff numbers at the two companies.

"It is very much business as usual. We are very happy to report that no jobs were lost during the merger."

The merged entity has 78 dealers, and various parts warehouses across the country.

"Part of our broader plan is to increase our dealer representation across the country, engaging with our current dealer partners where possible to leverage opportunities to include additional franchises," says Ramsoomar.

Dealers will remain separated between the brands, he adds.

"Brand separation is key, and will remain so.

"Each of our brands has a unique identity and we will seek to preserve and…
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