Auverland (Société nouvelle des autos Auverland), now assembled with Panhard, is a French producer of Jeep-like four-wheel-drive and armoured battling vehicles. It purchased Panhard from Peugeot in April 2005, and the joined organization now utilizes the Panhard name.
Made by Francois Servanin early 1980 in Saint-Germain-Laval (Loire), Auverland in 1984 authorized preparation of 4×4 Auvergne Cournil awhile ago built Aurillac (Cantal). Authorized handling of Cournil was additionally taken in Portugal under the brand UMM in 1977.
Auverland very nearly vanished because of enhancement into non military person vehicles. In 2001, the new Society of Automotive Auverland (NAAS) was assumed control by refocusing on business powers and open administrations ( Police , Mounted Police , firefighters ), additionally distinguished in rivalry freedom.
With the handling of its little ensured vehicle, “PVP”, or A4vl for the French Army, has returned Auverland triumph and the assembly PSA sold the organization SCMPL Panhard Auverland in January 2005.
The organization is claimed Auverland to 76% by the Cohen family, 10% Christian Mons , 7% Pierre Dalmas and 7% by the family Servanin.
In 2005, the organization accomplished a turnover of 60 million euros and had a staff of 300 representatives (collection of elements and SCMPL NAAS).
Since December 30, 2005, the organization took the name ” Panhard General Defense “and wants a turnover of more than 95 million euros for 2006 and 120 million in 2007. Notwithstanding its humble size in connection to enter players in the protection business, in any case it positions as Europe’s heading reinforced wheeled vehicles under 10 tons, with the lineup the most strong business.
It strikingly prepares the Petit Véhicule Protégé.