Peugeot Automobile Nigeria Limited, which has remained a milestone in Nigeria’s automobile industry, was conceived in 1969 by the then Federal Military Government under the leadership of General Yakubu Gowon. And in the build-up to actualize the dream, 16 reputable vehicle manufacturing companies were invited to tender their proposals for the establishment of a vehicle assembly plant in the country. Thus, with the high acceptability and demand of Peugeot vehicles in the country, the proposal of Automobile Peugeot France (AP France) scaled through on May 7, 1971.
PAN Nigeria Limited, a joint venture between the Federal Government and AP France, was incorporated on December 15, 1972 and 27 months after incorporation, the Kaduna based assembly plant was commissioned by General Yakubu Gowon on March 11, 1975.
PAN commenced production on March 2, 1975 with an annual output of 60,000 cars, improving substantially to 90,000 cars per annum in the 1980s with more than 2000 staff on its payroll. PAN’s role in the industrial sector at inception, was significant as it greatly relied on local suppliers who provided about 37% local content for production.
In November 2006, PAN was privatized in line with Government’s agenda to build a stronger, more competitive and diversified economy; ASD Motors emerged as the successful core investor and took over management of the company in January 2007.
The expectation was that the privatization of PAN would create a quantum leap in performance, but that has not happened as planned.
Following the accumulation of huge non-performing loans (NPL) indebtedness to banks, in October 2012, the Asset Management Company of Nigeria (AMCON) acquired the debts of the company and converted a portion to equity to help restructure the firm.
“To be leader in the Nigerian Automobile industry driven by superior technology...”
PAN is Nigeria’s leading indigenous automobile production company, provider of new generation, high-tech vehicles.
*Cars produced in our factory.
Plot 1144, PAN Drive,
Kakuri Industrial Estate,
P.M.B 2266, Kaduna, Nigeria.
Tel: +234 (0) 62-290060, 290723, 08055001000, 08077201571.
PAN Nigeria House,
Opposite GSS Mabushi Mabushi District,
Tel: +234 704 4727 450
Plot A, Obafemi Awolowo Way,
Oluwalogbon building, Ikeja,
Tel: +234 704 4727 448
Between 1975 and 1986, PAN produced the 404 Salon alongside the 504 models. The first 504 was a 1.8L engine base model accompanied by its luxury series with a 2.0L engine capacity. In 1986, the 504 Ambulance was introduced, while the J5 and Boxer followed two years later. The first series of the 505 was eventually replaced by the 505 Evolution in year 2000. Other models produced by the company which came in quick succession between 1995 and 2008 include the 306, 406 and 307 Sedan respectively.
In October 2011, PAN Nigeria Limited, in effort to reassert its position as the country’s leading automobile manufacturer, signed a Technical Agreement with Changan International Corporation (CIC), the fourth largest automobile plant in China, and the brand owners of Alsvin, to produce and market the product in Nigeria and West Africa.
PAN has a functional network of over 25 service centres in 22 states of the federation, offering among other things, three years or 100,000 Km mileage (depending on which comes first) warranty on all vehicle models, warranty on spare parts, free first vehicle service and a wide range of personalized boutique items.
This initiative provides a training support base for the company and promotes human capacity building in the Automobile sector. The training centre focuses its training on PAN staff and the dealership network as well as fleet owners. Interestingly, PAN has since upgraded the centre to meet world class standard.
In addition to PAN’s training for network technicians alongside other operatives to ensure appropriate maintenance of both old and new generation vehicles, PAN arranges periodical foreign training programmes for its staff in conjunction with its technical partner, Automobile Peugeot of France to keep them abreast of technological development associated with automobile production.
Check out our dealers' list: List of Accredited Peugeot Dealers in Nigeria