The joint meeting of part makers affiliated with Iran Khodro and the French car manufacture, Peugeot, was held in the Iranian capital, Tehran.
The meeting, attended by senior managers from two sides, was aimed at exploring new opportunities for enhancing cooperation within a supply chain to produce a joint vehicle of IKCO and Peugeot.
More than 130 delegates from 65 French auto part supplier as well as 16 senior managers from the French car manufacturer - PSA - took part in the meeting. Meanwhile, over 140 delegates from Iranian parts makers were invited by Supplying Automotive Parts Company of IKCO - SAPCO - to attend the meeting and hold bilateral or multilateral talks with their French counterparts.
During the first day of the meeting, a number of senior managers delivered speeches including SAPCO CEO, Hossein Najjari, IKAP CEO, Mohammad Reza Motamed, Peugeot Executive Vice President in Africa and Middle East, Jean Christophe Quemard and Vice President of Peugeot's operational projects in Iran, Jean Philippe Jombart.
The second day of the meeting will bring together the two sides' active companies in the joint supply chain. It will also be followed by the visit of the French delegates to some Iranian part makers' production lines.
The main goals of the two-day meeting include: Speeding up the process of gaining self-sufficiency in producing parts for new vehicles, establishing a mutual interaction between two sides' part makers to promote parts' quality, improving local part makers' engineering capabilities and competency, developing the required export capacity in Iran auto and part making industry and preparing the ground for clinching other new deals of joint cooperation.