Thus, with the armistice came the complete stop of war orders. For Berliet, this meant brutal competition, as the sale of army surpluses flooded the market at a tenth of their purchase price. In fact, up to 1920, 650,000 trucks were sold on the market.
However, Berliet concentrated on the "5 ton" truck and continued its production. The same was true for passenger cars with its only 15 hp model: the "Etoile d'Argent". In 1925, business gradually picked up again.
Reference : fondation Berliet