Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain are negotiating terms of a Joint Venture agreement for the Group’s future electrified transmissions

Thu, 27/09/2018 - 14:45

  • On September 27, Groupe PSA and Punch Powertrain announce their intention to sign a joint venture agreement, named “Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions”, to produce the future generation of the electrified transmission (e-DCT), starting in 2022.


The Metz plant will have an annual production capacity of 600,000 e-DCTs. In preparation for production, Punch Powertrain will carry out industrialization and design of the state-of-the-art production line. 


Informations on the future Joint Venture « Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions »:

Headquarters:            Metz (Greater East Region) France

R&D facilities:             Punch Powertrain in Belgium and Netherlands

Production facilites :    Groupe PSA – Metz (Moselle) France

Closing of such transaction remains subject to antitrust clearance and employee representative consultation.


This electrified dual  clutch transmission will be:

  • Designed and developed in Punch Powertrain research centers in Belgium and the Netherlands
  • Manufactured at Groupe PSA’s plant in Metz (Greater East Region), chosen for its cost-efficiency and recognized for its expertise in gearbox production.


With an excellent level of performance, this gearbox will save up to 15% fuel consumption and reduce emissions in the city thanks to the use of ZEV mode in heavy traffic conditions. This e-DCT technology will set the benchmark for dual-clutch transmissions in the passenger car and light commercial vehicle segments.


With its revolutionary design, the e-DCT gearbox with a 48V configuration, will equip Groupe PSA’s future mild hybrid electric vehicles (MHEV).