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Location Category ID: 6990
Address: BP 56, 71204 Le Creusot, Saône-et-Loire
Telephone: 0385805555
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Other Links: France for Visitors
Latitude, Longitude: 46.80279149 , 4.43161011
Location Accuracy: 5
Tanks Previously Here: Models of tank built here:
1: Schneider Tank (Sole Manufacturer - tbc)
2: Canon de 194 mle GPF Self-Propelled Howitzer (Design parent and sole manufacturer)
3: Char B1-bis Heavy Tank (Additional manufacturer)

Le Creusot is famous for the Schneider iron and steelworks, maker of the first French locomotive in 1838, the first steamship in 1839, the 75mm field gun – mainstay of World War I artillery – and the ironwork of the Pont Alexandre-III and the Gare d'Austerlitz in Paris. During the First World War , it participated in the manufacture of the first French tank with the Schneider CA1. It also diversified into the production of electrical equipment.. It was then that Schneider used the largest number of employees with nearly 20,000 workers.
The last Schneider died in 1960, whereupon the company was broken up, and a number of different companies now carry on the tradition: Creusot-Loire Industrie manufactures specialized steels for the French military and nuclear industry, while Alstom manufactures parts of the TGV.