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Panhard is a French manufacturer of light tactical and military vehicles.
Panhard also built railbuses between the wars.
After assembling 2CV panel trucks for Citroën in order to utilize capacity in face of falling sales, and raising operating cash by selling ownership progressively to Citroën, respectively to its then mother company Michelin (full control as of 1965).
1965 Citroën took control of Panhard's factory in Rheims.
1967 The last Panhard passenger car was built. The civilian branch was absorbed by Citroën, and the marque was retired.
Since 1968 Panhard has only made armoured vehicles.. Many of its military products end up on the civilian market via third sources and as military/government surplus vehicles.
After the 1974 takeover of Citroën by Peugeot, Panhard became part of PSA (Peugeot Société Anonyme).
2005 Panhard was acquired by Auverland
The company is now owned by Renault Trucks Defense. The combined company now uses the Panhard name; this was decided based on studies indicating that the Panhard name had better brand recognition worldwide than the Auverland name.