Dangote Peugeot Automobiles Nigeria Limited has begun manufacturing vehicles in Nigeria, starting with the Land Trek, 3008, 5008, and the new 508.
The vehicles are being manufactured at Nigeria’s newly constructed Green Field Assembly Plant in the country’s northwestern region.
According to Reports, the assembly of Peugeot vehicles comes nearly four years after joint owners Dangote Group received approval from the Nigerian regulator after previously expressing interest in the former Peugeot plant, now known as PAN Nigeria Ltd.
The newly built Green Field Assembly Plant in Nigeria’s northwestern region, according to the Nigerian automaker, can assemble 120 vehicles per day across two shifts. The management also stated that the vehicles that will be introduced will be distinguished by their outstanding aesthetics, rich technological endowment, and safety features.
“DPAN is doing a lot with the New Green Field Ultima Assembly Plant to ensure visibility of the Peugeot brand and availability of spare parts to the network and the generality of Nigerians.” Our technical partner will encourage DPAN to reposition the brand in the short, medium, and long term to ensure customer satisfaction and sustainability.
“This dream began with the re-launch of the Peugeot brand in Nigeria, as well as the local assembly of the 301 at our new Kaduna plant, and was followed by the introduction of the Landtrek, 3008, 5008, and new 508… Nothing is being spared in order to reclaim the market, so all hands are on deck to ensure not only survival but also continued growth in a market with a potential for 100,000 units per year and growing.”
DPAN is co-owned by Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, through his conglomerate, Dangote Industries Limited, the governments of Kaduna and Kebbi, and a technical partner (Stellantis Group, the parent company of Peugeot).