Nissan welcomes coop. with Iran’s auto-industry

TEHRAN, May 13 (MNA) – Iran’s Saipa Automakers Group has said Japanese Nissan has welcomed cooperation with the Group.

Saeid Madani who was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of inauguration of assembly line of new generation of Volvo trucks on Tuesday, announced possible cooperation with French PSA Peugeot Citroën; “we are negotiating with the French company to sign the deal; it seems that Iran and the 5+1 negotiations would be a serious barrier in signing the deal,” he told reporters.

In response to a Mehr News question about possible reforms in Tondar 90 contract, Madani said that Saipa was continuing talks with Renault, and that the reforms in the contract was being gradually finalized. “Japanese Nissan also has recently announced its willingness to cooperate with Saipa; currently, the deal with Volvo includes technical services and spare parts, and we will move gradually to joint venture deals with the automaking giant,” he asserted.

“While Iran’s automakers still under sanctions, Volvo has dared to cooperate; they seek establishing a regional hub of exports, since any planning should take into consideration a 400 million people market to make productions economically justified,” Madani told reporters.

About truck production line in collaboration with Volvo, he added that currently 15 per cent of the technical know-how had been indigenized. 

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