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Auto part makers demand supply of raw material

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) on Tuesday said under the prevailing situation it would not be possible to meet the production targets of cars, tractors and motorcycles.

This was informed at a meeting held in the Engineering Development Board (EDB) here Tuesday under the chairmanship of S M Adil Shah, General Manager EDB. The meeting was convened on the request of PAAPAM to resolve the issue of short supplies and develop a system, which would ensure the supplies of materials to consumer industries.

During the course of discussions PAAPAM chairman informed that the raw materials required by auto parts manufacturers were available in the open market at premium prices which adversely affects the cost of production and resulting in uncompetitive product prices in the international markets.

In the meeting it was decided that the PAAPAM would prepare a comprehensive report indicating demand of raw materials i.e. steel billets of SAE 1045 /1044 grades, foundry grade pig iron and hard coke for manufacturing of auto parts. The report will also suggest a system for uninterrupted supply of these materials. A four-member delegation of the association headed by Chairman PAAPAM, a two-member team of Pakistan Steel, representative of Ministry of Industries and Production and concerned officials of the EDB attended the meeting.

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