Russia to Assemble Trucks in Iran

By John Lee.

KAMAZ, Russia’s biggest truck maker, intends to re-enter the Iranian market this year, and want to start assembly in the country by 2017.

The thirteen-time winner of Dakar Rally for trucks left the Iranian market in 2010.

The head of KAMAZ sales division, Rafail Gafeev, said:

We are entering the Iranian market in quite a difficult time, when competition is tough. Nevertheless, we consider our prospects quite positive, especially since we already worked there before 2010.”

RT Business quotes him as saying that Iran’s truck market is estimated at 12,000 to 20,000 vehicles per year, with KAMAZ aiming to sell 2,500 to 3,000 annually.

(Source: RT Business)

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