Citroën in Indonesia
It is not known exactly when the first Citroën car arrived in Indonesia. However, in the list of car brands issued in the Dutch East Indies (now: Indonesia) in 1920, there is the Citroën brand, among hundreds of other car brands.
In the early 1960s, Citroën branded cars began to be seen passing by on the streets of big cities in Indonesia. One of them is Pallas, Citroën's top product loaded with the latest technology. At that time, Citroën was mostly entered by individuals, namely diplomats and expatriates. Among them, French engineers who were employed in the Jatiluhur Reservoir Construction Project in Purwakarta, West Java, in 1957-1967.
1968 - Citroen officially started its presence through PT Alun as the Citroën brand agent in Indonesia. The reception towards Citroën is quite good
1975 - PT Alun established a Citroën car assembly plant in the Cakung area, East Jakarta.
1975 – 1985 - Citroën was brought back by French engineers who were employed in the Cengkareng Airport Development Project (Soekarno-Hatta).
1991 - in France Citroën was acquired by Peugeot, and merged into PSA Peugeot Citroën.
1994 - Citroën officially leaves Indonesia. The last Citroen left its factory in Cakung in 1994.
At the same time, in France too Citroën was acquired by Peugeot in 1991, and joined PSA Peugeot Citroën. In 2016, PSA Peugeot Citroën changed its name to Groupe PSA (PSA Group), or Stellantis, or officially Peugeot SA (Peugeot Société Anonyme).
2016 - PSA Peugeot Citroën changes its name to Groupe PSA (PSA Group), or Stellantis, or officially Peugeot SA (Peugeot Société Anonyme).
2022 - Citroën enters the Indonesian market again through the Indomobil Group. As one of the largest automotive companies with experience and qualified resources as well as a dealer network spread across Indonesia, Indomobil Group feels that it can develop the Citroën brand in this country by providing convenience ranging from purchasing services to excellent after-sales services in accordance with the "CITIZEN - Mobility Services by Citroën"
CCIJ was first established on December 6, 1997 under the name BX Owners Club (BOC). However, because many other types of CITROËN owners wanted to join, on March 18, 1998 it was renamed CITROËN CLUB INDONESIA (CCI).
The basis that we set in establishing this club is non-profit and neutral. Furthermore, with sufficient campaigns and coaching, various regions such as Yogyakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, Tegal, Malang also formed Clubs with their own independent management. Therefore, to avoid the impression that Jakarta is the parent, the CCI in Jakarta changed its name to CCI Jakarta.
The idea to form the CCIJ was pioneered by 6 people who both wanted to advance CITROËN in Jakarta in particular and Indonesia in general.
The existence of CCIJ is not to be self-exclusive but rather to open up to all CITROËN owners/fans, auto parts shops and all CITROËN repair shops/technicians even with other automotive clubs.
Meanwhile, the mission we have developed is to foster a sense of unity, kinship, and intimacy among CITROËN owners/fans/parts/technicians with the hope of developing the world of CITROËN in Indonesia.
With the creation of such an atmosphere, we hope that there will be good communication between CITROËN people so that they can share experiences and other technical information.
So far, CCIJ has also actively participated in various automotive activities such as exhibitions and collaborations with CITROËN clubs from other regions and other automotive clubs.
The routine activity of the CCIJ is a monthly meeting. In addition, we also opened communication channels via internet facilities with the pioneering of a Mailing List specifically for CITROËN vehicles under the name FKCI (CITROËN Indonesia Communication Forum) on June 19, 1998 at Egroups (now Yahoogroups).
and we are grateful that this facility turned out to be effective enough to reach CITROËN owners/fans throughout Indonesia and even overseas, and the benefits have been felt by many owners throughout Indonesia, besides that this mailing list is also a means of communication between all existing CITROËN clubs.