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China steals a march on rivals in growing Iranian industry

27 Apr 2018 | Calum MacRae

Since the lifting of sanctions on Iran in early 2016 the country’s automotive industry has recovered significantly with latest figures compi...

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...

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Interview - Turkey ripe for major development - ODD

24 Apr 2018 | Simon Warburton

Those robust enough to venture out onto Istanbul's choked roads might react with some incredulity to suggestions car penetration rates could rise substantially, but it's important to take Turkey's business and cultural capital as a one-off and not representative of the country as a whole.

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.

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Motherson Sumi unit building wire harness plant in UAE

5 Sep 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Motherson Sumi Systems subsidiary Motherson PKC Harness Systems is building a new factory in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Porsche acquires minority stake in TriEye start-up

22 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Porsche has acquired a minority stake in Israeli start-up, TriEye.

Sumitomo Chemical acquires Emas Plastik

19 Aug 2019 | Simon Warburton

Sumitomo Chemical has acquired Emas Plastik, a major plastic compounder group in Turkey.

UVeye launches new tyre inspection system

12 Aug 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Israeli company UVeye has expanded its automotive scanning capabilities with its new tyre inspection system, Artemis.

AI-led start-up UVeye raises $31m

23 Jul 2019 | Dave Leggett

Israeli company UVeye, which provides solutions for the automatic external inspection of vehicles, has raised an additional US$31m in funding, led by Toyota Tsusho, Volvo Cars and W. R. Berkley Corporation, bringing total funds raised since 2017 to US$35m.

Volvo Cars invests in auto medical help and vehicle inspection

22 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Geely's Volvo Cars has invested in what it described as "two promising Israeli technology start-ups" through its venture capital investment arm.

IKCO starts Peugeot 301 production in Iran

17 Jul 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Sanctions, what sanctions? Iran has launched Peugeot 301 production at the Iran Khodro (IKCO) plant in Tehran.

Daimler moves on with resuming Egyptian Mercedes car assembly

24 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler has moved on its plans - first announced in January - to resume Mercedes-Benz car assembly in Egypt.

SAIC to begin production of MG cars in Egypt in 2020

18 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Chinese automaker SAIC Motor has agreed to set up a new joint venture in Egypt with its current local distributor to assemble MG brand cars in the country.

Ford opens tech centre in Israel

12 Jun 2019 | Graeme Roberts

Ford has opened its Israeli research centre in Tel Aviv.

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