PAN Nigeria Limited is the leading manufacturer of automobiles in Nigeria, assembling Peugeot vehicles at its head office located in Kaduna. It also has liaison offices in Lagos and Abuja with a vision to expand its operations to other countries in Africa.
Incorporated in 1972 as a joint venture between the Federal Government and Automobile Peugeot of France, the Kaduna factory was commissioned in 1975 and production commenced the same year. The factory has an installed capacity to produce 90,000 cars per annum in three shifts with ample space for future expansion and can generate direct employment for over 5000 people.
The factory attained peak production in 1981 producing 160 cars per day in two shifts. Today, the plant has a capacity to produce 250 vehicles a day, assembling two models Peugeot 301 (with four variants) and 508 (two variants). They make significant contributions to the industrial sector by the company's heavy reliance on a large pool of local content in both material and human respects for the production of vehicles - all built and maintained to the highest international standards in automobile manufacturing.
PAN has a network of nine (9) accredited dealerships and after sales points that sell and provide modern vehicle services across some states of Nigeria. It is also on the verge of establishing three (3) modern Peugeot Service Points broadening its reach and accessibility to Peugeot users.
In addition to this PAN Nigeria Limited has a fully licensed Learning Centre. In 2000, the centre commenced a training program to empower youth to become entrepreneurs and skilled professionals in the industry. Over 600 people have benefited from its programs; some of these programs have been done in collaboration with NECA and ITF.
In addition to this it has embarked on a corporate social responsibility program called The Shade Tree Initiative (STI) and is in collaboration with other interested agencies such as State Governments, which share common aspirations of reducing poverty incidence and creating wealth among the teeming unemployed and under employed youths in Nigeria.
In order to continue to development the industry it only makes sense that we 'Buy Nigeria to grow Nigeria'.