Pavlovo Bus Factory

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Pavlovo Bus Factory
Public company
Traded asMCXPAZA
IndustryAutomotive, ISIC: 2910
Founded1932 (1932)
Key people
Andrei Vladimirovich Vasiliev
Revenue$256 million[1] (2017)
$7.54 million[1] (2017)
$12.4 million[1] (2017)
Total assets$339 million[1] (2017)
Total equity$102 million[1] (2017)
ParentGAZ Group Bus Division
Former company brand
PAZ buses are the workhorses of public transportation in Nizhny Novgorod

Pavlovo Bus Factory (Russian: Павловский автобус, formerly Па́вловский авто́бусный заво́д, Pavlovsky Avtobusny Zavod or PAZ) is a manufacturer of buses in Russia, in the city of Pavlovo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. PAZ is a subsidiary of Russian Buses which is a division of GAZ.

Pavlovo Bus Factory specializes in designing and manufacturing buses of the small/medium class (length 9.7 m). Buses are the most common plant in Russia, their annual output is over 10 thousand units, almost 80% of small buses in Russia. The small PAZ buses have long been used by Russian "fixed-route taxi" (marshrutka) operators.

Starting in 2015, the GAZ Group has introduced a single brand for all its bus manufacturing subsidiaries, and newly manufactured vehicles now feature the deer badge of the GAZ company.[2]


The factory has its origins in the ZATI automobile and tractor tool plant, established in Pavlovo in 1932.[3] The building of the factory started in 1952, and in the same year the first PAZ-651 long-hood buses (based on the GAZ-51 general-purpose lorry) were produced. The government had a plan to produce 10,000 buses per year. In 1960, the production of new PAZ-652 forward control model on the same chassis started. It was replaced by the outwardly similar PAZ-672 (based on the GAZ-53 lorry) in early 1968, and this bus had a large family of various modifications. 1989 saw a start of production of the new PAZ-3205 model having basically the same chassis but a completely new body.



  • PAZ-3205 (1989-present)
  • PAZ-3206 (1995-present)
  • PAZ-3237 "Luzhok" (2002-present)
  • PAZ-4234 (2003-present)
  • PAZ-3203 (2006–present)
  • PAZ-3204 (2006-present)
  • PAZ Vector 4 (2012-present)
  • PAZ Vector 3 (2015-present)
  • GAZ Vector Next (2016-present)


  • PAZ-651 (1950-1961, based on GAZ-51I)
    • PAZ-651A (1961-1971)
  • PAZ-652 (1958-1968)
  • PAZ-653 (1950–1956, ambulance version of PAZ-651)
  • PAZ-655 (1954–?, armored van version of PAZ-651)
  • PAZ-657 (1954–1958, bread van version pf PAZ-651)
  • PAZ-661 (1954–1956, clothing van version of PAZ-651)
    • PAZ-661B
  • PAZ-672 (1967-1989)
  • PAZ-3201 (1972-1989, based on GAZ-66)
  • PAZ-5272 (1999-2003)
  • PAZ-4230 Aurora (2001-2002, production moved to KAvZ)
  • PAZ-4238 Aurora (2001-2002, production moved to KAvZ)
  • PAZ Real (2007-2009)

Panel vans[edit]

  • PAZ-657 (1954–1958, based on GAZ-51)
  • PAZ-659


  • PAZ-658
  • PAZ-740
  • PAZ-742
  • PAZ-743
  • PAZ-744
  • PAZ-746
  • PAZ-750


  • PAZ-665 (1964)
  • PAZ-671 (1958, based on GAZ-52)
    • PAZ-671A (1958, based on GAZ-53)
    • PAZ-671G (based on GAZ-52A)
  • PAZ-675 (1960, based on GAZ-52)
  • PAZ-985 (1960)
  • PAZ-3202 (1973)
  • PAZ-3203 (1972)
  • PAZ-3204 (1974)

Around the world[edit]

  • One PAZ 672 came to Chile between 1970-1971 with the installation of the soviet KPD factory of concrete blocks for prefabricated buildings, in Quilpué [1]. This was one of the many symbols of the relation between the Soviet Union and the Unidad Popular government in Chile.



  1. ^ a b c d e "Бухгалтерская отчётность". Retrieved 7 November 2018.
  2. ^ "Likino Bus Plant". Retrieved 30 April 2017.
  3. ^ "История завода". 10 June 2000. Retrieved 6 July 2017.

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