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.
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.