October 1997 Ordered managers to increase market share, improve profits and develop more innovative products. Asked top executives to reorganize the company.
October 1997 Demanded that the new Berlingo/Partner commercial van get a sliding door by the end of 1998 - a year ahead of schedule.
November 1997 Ended ailing joint car production ventures in China and India.
December 1997 Merged parts subsidiary Ecia with seat maker Bertrand Faure.
December 1997 Held meetings with union officials - a first for PSA.
January 1998 Announced plans for a $600 million factory in Porto Real, Brazil to build 100,000 Peugeots and Citroens. The plant is due to open in 2001.
March 1997 Announced a FF2.7 billion net loss for 1997. Calvet said 'the wayward accounts did not correspond to my period of management.
June 1998 Took over Sevel, its long-time partner in Argentina.
September 1998 Announced plans to make small diesel engines with Ford.
September 1998 Said talks would begin soon on the highly-sensitive subject of a shorter working week.