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Briefing: Iran's auto industry (2)

31 Mar 2016 | Calum MacRae

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s c...


What potential does Iran hold for the global automotive industry?

24 Mar 2016 | Calum MacRae

Through a review of seven years of Iranian light vehicle production data, just-auto provides an understanding of the automotive industry’s c...


COMMENT - Iran on sanctions end brink as suppliers prepare

15 Jan 2016 | Simon Warburton

As I write this, the world could be just hours away from witnessing the end to one of its most extraordinary and long-running geopolitical s...


COMMENT: Iran coiled spring bursting to unwind

17 Jul 2015 | Simon Warburton

It's been glacially slow in evolving, but could one of the longest-running sanctions sagas in modern times be about to draw to a close?...


Latest interviews


Interview - Turkish Automotive Suppliers Association - Taysad

23 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey today stands at something of a crossroads both literally and metaphorically as this enormous country of 80m people – whose average age is just 30 – looks to leverage its attraction as a manufacturing powerhouse and availability of a significant labour pool. Just-Auto Business Editor, Simon Warburton visited the Turkish Automotive Suppliers Association, Taysad in Istanbul to take the temperature of the country's most important manufacturing sector.


Foresight Automotive's clear vision for autonomous technology

25 Jan 2018 | Calum MacRae

Foresight Automotive is an Israeli automotive technology startup that develops ADAS and autonomous vehicle technology. At the 2018 CES in Las Vegas just-auto's Calum MacRae caught up with Doron Cohadier, VP Business Development at the company.

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Turkey component manufacture key to exports - Taysad

23 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkish automotive suppliers association, Taysad, says the importance of components to the country's export sector can be gauged by its proportion of overall shipments overseas.


Turkey tax cut may boost sales 50% - ODD

20 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Cutting tax levied on cars in Turkey could see penetration rates leap 50% claims the national distributor association, which is lobbying Ankara to introduce the move and stimulate the market.


"We are not going anywhere" - Turkey bangs FDI and export drum

19 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey's Investment Support and Promotion Agency says it is looking to showcase the country's flagship auto sector, stressing its 600-year history with Europe and its long relationship with Western countries


Valeo Turkey looks to localisation, stresses competitive need

18 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Valeo Turkey says it is seeking to up its ratio of domestic suppliers to drive localisation, but cautions against wages rising too fast and eroding the country's attraction for overseas companies.


Turkey looks to "new story" to entice foreign investment

18 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey's automotive suppliers association says the country must devise a "new story" to convince overseas investors to set up operations


Turkey ripe for growth - if tax rates tackled - ODD

11 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey's low penetration of passenger vehicles per 1,000 people can signal significant growth potential says the country's Distributor Association (ODD) – provided current punitive tax rates can be addressed.


Ankara seeks more OEMs as Customs Union renewal looms

11 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkish government agencies say they are working to attract further OEMs to the country as Ankara looks to renew its Customs Union deal with Brussels.


Valeo lauds incentives to ease Turkey investment concern

10 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Valeo Turkey says the "huge" range of incentives on offer from Ankara to potential new suppliers operating in the country should overcome any reservations some may have in setting up operations.


Digital transformation key for future development - Farplas

9 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkish supplier, Farplas says it views digitalisation as a positive development to increase traceability and cut down on human error in production.


Turkish suppliers must automate to compete - TAYSAD

6 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Turkey's automotive suppliers association says the country will have to adapt to new technology and processes as it looks to maintain competitiveness and more than double exports by 2023.



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