Iran’s Auto-Making Industry Back to Its Heyday
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – Acting Industry, Mine and Trade Minister Hossein Modares Khiabani says when South Korean and French auto-making giants left Iran two years ago, nobody thought that Iran’s auto-making industry could have produced this amount of vehicles and to stand on its feet but it happened and the production trend of two Iranian auto-making giants have come back to their heyday.
Mr. Modarres Khabani said that it is natural that after focusing on the quantity and circulation, the auto-makers should be focused on improving the quality for international competition and regional market and all should move towards improving quality and customer’s satisfaction.
He further said that auto-makers should also work on the after sale services simultaneously with working on the look and technical aspect of their productions.
Modarres Khiabani added that currently the country is active in exporting auto parts, expressing hope that it can provide its need domestically and produce vehicle with competitive quality.
He noted that the production of vehicles in the country has grown by 18 percent in the first two months of the current year comparing to the same period last year.
He added that in this period, delivery of products of two giant auto-makers Iran Khodro and SAIPA have increased by 55 percent and 50 percent, respectively.
He added that the ministry is currently focused on providing the raw material to increase the auto production.
Modarres Khaiabani stated that despite restrictions, five million people registered for buying cars through lottery, adding that this amount of demand equals to production of cars in 2 to 3 countries. He said even in countries like South Korea, the number of produced cars stands at 3.6m annually while in Iran,five million people have applied for it.