|Fábrica Automática Nacional de Automóbiles (F.A.N.A.)|
|FANA assembly line in Gibalbar factory|
|Founded||10 January 1974; 47 years ago|
|Key People||Jorge Manuel Vidal, CEO|
|Products||Automobiles, agricultural machinery and automotive parts|
|Production Output||91,004 (2020)|
|Operating Income||§272.5 billion (2020)|
Fábrica Automática Nacional de Automóviles, commonly referred to by its acronym FANA, is a Jardinian automobile manufacturer. It was founded in 1974 as a privately owned assembly plant for imported components. In 1991, the company was expropriated by the government. After becoming state-owned, FANA underwent a massive reform, with more factories opened across the country to stop depending on imported pieces, and with the 1994 National Motorization Plan, which gave access to cars to a large percentage of the population and incremented the production of the factory. Since 2012, FANA has stopped producing cars and only manufactures motorcycles, autorickshaws, tractors and spare car pieces.
FANA headquarters and main manufacturing facilities are located in Gibalbar, in a 50 hectares complex just north of the city. It hosts multiple workshops for the last stages of manufacturing, a testing centre with a racetrack, the design centre, offices and the Superior School of Automobile Engineering of the National University of Jardinia.
This is the largest FANA factory, as well as the first one to be opened. It is located very near to Gibalbar Port and is served by the C40 trunk road. In 2018, 4371 people worked in the factory, which accounts for the 5% of Gibalbar's population.
FANA's factory in Albún was opened in 1980. It is dedicated exclusively to the manufacture of engines and employs 640 people.
FANA's factory in Dosén was opened in 1996 and is dedicated exclusively to the production of molded parts (chassis, roofs, doors...).