Pavlovo Bus Factory

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Pavlovo Bus Factory
Native name
ОАО «Па́вловский авто́бус»
Public company
Traded as MCXPAZA
Industry Automotive, ISIC: 2910
Founded 1932 (1932)
Headquarters Pavlovo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast, Russia
Key people
Andrei Vladimirovich Vasiliev
Products Buses
Parent GAZ Group
File:Marschrutki nizhnij.jpg
PAZ buses are the workhorses of public transportation in Nizhny Novgorod

Pavlovsky Avtobusny Zavod is a manufacturer of buses in Russia, located in the city of Pavlovo, Nizhny Novgorod Oblast. PAZ is a subsidiary of Russian Buses which is a division of GAZ.

The building of the factory started in 1952, and in the same year the first buses PAZ-651 (based on GAZ-51) were produced. The government had a plan to produce 10,000 buses per year. In 1960, the production of new model PAZ-652 started. It was replaced by PAZ-672 in early 1968, and this bus had a large family of various modifications. 1989 saw a start of production of the new modernised model PAZ-3205.

The small PAZ buses have long been used by Russian "fixed-route taxi" (marshrutka) operators.

Pavlovo Bus Factory specializes in designing and manufacturing of buses and a small and middle 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.




  • PAZ-651 (1952-1961)
  • PAZ-652 (1958-1968)
  • PAZ-672 (1967-1989)
  • PAZ-3201 (1972-1989)
  • PAZ-5272 (1999-2003)
  • PAZ-4230 Aurora (2001-2002)
  • PAZ-4238 Aurora (2001-2006)
  • PAZ Real (2007-2009)

Around the world

  • 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.


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