Pantechnicon is an old British word for a furniture warehouse removal van. The original Pantechnicon, founded in 1830, was a craft shop or bazaar, in Motcomb Street in Belgravia, London. The name is Greek for "pertaining to all the arts or crafts". The shop soon closed down and the building was turned into a furniture warehouse, but the name was kept. Vehicles transporting furniture to and from the building, known as pantechnicon vans, soon came to be known simply as pantechnicons.
A pantech truck or van is a word derivation of "pantechnicon" commonly currently used in Australia. A pantech is a truck and/or van with a freight hull made of (or converted to) hard panels (i.e. for chilled freight, removal vans, etc).