(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 29. The development of
cooperation in the auto industry with neighboring, regional and
non-regional countries is one of Iran's main priorities, Advisor to
the Iranian Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Hamid Adabi
told Trend .
According to Adabi, cooperation with various countries in the
automotive industry is carried out mainly by Iran's Iran Khodro
Industrial Group (IKCO) and Saipa Group.
“Taking into account the opportunities of the mentioned two
companies, it is possible to implement various manufacturing plans
in the automotive industry and increase export capacity,” he
The advisor said the Transport Department of the Ministry of
Industry, Mine and Trade of Iran has put on its agenda access to
export markets by using the existing potential.
'Increasing manufacturing, regulating prices, using modern
technologies for production, developing professional after-sales
service programs to maintain and increase customer satisfaction,
and increasing exports are the steps to be taken to achieve the
goals in the automotive industry,' he said.
Adabi noted that under the programs of the Ministry of Industry,
Mines and Trade of Iran, the country's automotive companies,
especially, Iran Khodro and Saipa, will identify new export markets
and strengthen international cooperation by conducting accurate
research. Regional and international cooperation with the
professionalism, technical knowledge and workforce of the country's
local automotive companies will definitely develop day by day.
'Given that the specialists of Iran Khodro and Saipa are holding
international talks, there should soon be positive news about the
success of these two companies,' he added.
The official emphasized that some Russian companies have
announced their readiness to use the opportunities of Iran Khodro
Company for joint manufacturing and to launch joint manufacturing
facilities in this regard.
“Iran's Saipa Company is also seeking to use trade opportunities
with Russia to develop international and trade ties. About five
years ago, Saipa manufactured more than 1,000 'Tiba' cars to carry
out the homologation process, while recently, large-scale efforts
have been made to produce Quick and Shahin cars, as well as other
cars in the future,” Adabi noted.
According to him, Russian companies are interested in
cooperating with Iran's Saipa. Russian companies want to not only
import Saipa cars, but also take advantage of the company's
professionalism in the field of production technology and cooperate
in this area, he said.
Speaking about Iran's cooperation with Azerbaijan in the
automotive industry, Adabi added that Iran Khodro Company
previously manufactured 'Samand' cars in the Shamakhi district of
Azerbaijan in the form of CKD (Completely Knocked-Down).
“After the suspension of cooperation, the two countries resumed
cooperation in 2018 in the Neftchala district of Azerbaijan for the
joint production of 'Dena', 'Samand LX' cars. Iran Khodro Company
is on the agenda to continue manufacturing cooperation with
Azerbaijan and to expand trade relations and conduct serious
discussions for the current İranian year (March 21, 2022 through
March 20, 2023),” the official said.
Adabi pointed out that Saipa has organized the sale of 'Pride'
cars in Azerbaijan in the form of CBU (Completely Built Unit).
“In recent years, 'Saina' cars have also been exported to
Azerbaijan in the form of CBU. However, the coronavirus pandemic
has resulted in Azerbaijan-Saipa cooperation to be reduced. At
present, research is underway into Saipa's comprehensive
cooperation program with Azerbaijan,” he said.
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