The direction of activity is the production of small and medium-sized buses, as well as components for them. The largest bus manufacturer in Russia. Moreover, due to the demand for the equipment it produces, JSC "Pavlovsky Bus" one of the ten largest bus manufacturers in the world.
History JSC "Pavlovsky Bus" started way back in 1930. That's when it started building. Gorky Automobile Plant (GAZ). To provide GASWith everything necessary, a decision was made to build an auxiliary plant for the production of automotive tools in the city of Pavlovo-on-Oka (Nizhny Novgorod Region). In 1932, the new plant begins its activities. In addition to tools, he also produces body fittings. He did this until 1952 (not counting the years 1941-1945, when weapons were the basis of production).
In the early 50s, the shortage of buses in the country forced the Soviet government to issue a decree on the conversion of the plant into a bus one. April 24, 1952 the plant received a new name - Pavlovsk Bus Plant (PAZ). The re-equipment took place in record time, and already in August of the same year, the first buses of the brand rolled off the assembly line. GROOVE. The first model was not very successful and very quickly it was replaced by a new modified version of the wagon layout.
Buses GROOVE those years was not distinguished by either grace or special comfort. But they turned out to be quite hardy and easy to operate, which was very important for a country with terrible back roads - namely, these buses were mainly used on such buses. Other models of those years survived until the beginning of the 21st century.
The model range of the plant does not include hundreds of models. But they all dispersed throughout the vast country by the thousands. The decline in production occurred only in the early 90s of the last century, after the collapse of the USSR. But the business survived. Despite the lack of government orders, JSC "Pavlovsky Bus" began to successfully raise production.
Since 2005 JSC "Pavlovsky Bus" part of the holding "GAZ Group". In 2007, the release of the 600,000th bus was celebrated.