The interesting and colourful history of Citroën automobiles is rooted in the fine art of creating good production and assembly processes. The Frenchman André Citroën was born in 1878. He was a clever student and attended the prestigious Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and then worked for some time with the car company 'Mors'. In 1905, at the age of 27, he founded 'André Citroën et Cie' in 1913. As an entrepreneur Citroën was impressed by the production methods for the Ford Model T in the US and worked hard on his own production processes. And so it was that in 1934, Citroën presented its first front-wheel drive cars and started a revolution in auto production, thanks to Citroën's precise mathematical analysis of production methods.