- Thursday, 16 April 2015
TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian largest state-run car-maker (IKCO) Deputy CEO in Export announced the company is going to dispatch 30,000 sets of cars abroad in the new Iranian calendar year (started on March 21, 2015).
Ali Elmi, IKCO Deputy CEO said, "We had set the export target of 20,000 sets last year, however due to sanctions and problems in opening LC the company exported 7.000 sets."
According to Elmi, cars with IKCO brand specify a noticeable share of the company's export to themselves. IKCO Samand and IKCO Soren are already being exported to Iraq, Azerbaijan, Ivory Coast and Venezuela.
Referring to the company's strategy in respect with its overseas car assembling sites, he declared, "IKCO board is determined to keep these sites that have been previously invested on running. CKD cars are assembled in these four sites, which present technical and engineering services as well."
In the meantime, IKCO has successfully received the Tunisian Standard Institute's approval to export Runna to this country.
"We wish to restart exporting cars to Egypt and we have discussed the conditions to export to Algeria as well. IKCO enjoys a relative advantage in the markets of Azerbaijan, Iraq and Ukraine and considers export to Nigeria and Ivory Coast as well," said IKCO deputy CEO