The first FAF factory opened on 24th September 1979 in
Guinťe Bissau and was inaugurated by President Cabral and Jacques
Lombard, President of CitroŽn. It was anticipated that 500 vehicles
would be built annually.
In Sťnťgal, two days before, CitroŽn and Etablissements Marchand, manufacturer of the Baby Brousse, signed a contract to build the FAF in Dakar. Again it was anticipated that 500 vehicles would be built annually.
In December 1979, another contract was signed to set up
a factory in Vridi in CŰte d'Ivoire, once again with an anticipated
annual production of 500 vehicles.
In the Rťpublique Centre Africaine, another factory was
inaugurated; employing 65 people. It not only assembled the FAF but
also the Dyane, Acadiane, LN and Visa to the tune of 600 vehicles per
year. Some 20% of production was exported to Congo and Cameroun.