LIGIER GROUP: En Route for tomorrow’s mobility!
Automotive competition is in the Group's DNA.
In 1971, Guy LIGIER, a famous motorcycle rider and Formula 1 driver of the 1960s and 1970s created Automobiles Ligier to design and produce racing vehicles.
He diversified his activities and began producing the brand's first light quadricyles in the 1980s.
Now run by François, the founder's grandson, the group has a turnover of 141 million Euro, with an annual production capacity of over 15 000 vehicles (light and heavy quadricycles, electric utilities or independent vehicles, etc.) driven by the search for innovation and the conquest of new markets, as shown by its investment policy.
Since 2010, LIGIER GROUP has invested 26 million Euro in its industrial facilities: mass integration of advanced technologies and materials, extension of its production sites, latest generation robotics and so on.
Innovation follows innovation...
... the first dual control vehicle, the first pendulum tricycle, the revolution in light quadricycles (aluminium chassis, onboard NICT and new engine and much more).
"Energy efficiency, pleasure, onboard comfort and practicality are all areas where there are no limits to the progress to be made in the transport sector which is experiencing complete change at the moment. As far as we're concerned, the future belongs to those who are able to keep innovating in products and services", emphasises François Ligier.
The product of the merger between Automobiles Ligier and Microcar which was initiated in 2008 and the leader in its market, the Group means to become the technological reference for the sector. A competitive attitude, a high tech industrial facility and a network of Specialists provide it with the resources it needs.
With 40% of its turnover achieved outside France, the Group's 250 employees and its distributor network (750 points of sale in Europe) are already providing a significant boost to "made in France".
The "yoghurt pot" of the 1980s is a distant memory
Light quadricycles, which the group is continuing to develop...
They represent the largest share of the Group's activities. In this heavily regulated market, LIGIER GROUP has been able to find constant areas for innovation: comfort, engine power, environmental footprint, design, etc.
Intended for a wider and younger market, the current light quadricycles are easy to drive, small, 2.5 L for 100 km and require little maintenance.
Ligier and Microcar AM licence vehicles represent the best solution in terms of safety for drivers who don't ¬have a licence. This is vital as the latest technical progress is accompanied by the educational aspects and responsibility involved in driving a 4-wheeled vehicle, especially for young people.