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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?...

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INTERVIEW: FIEV vice president Arnaud de David- Beauregard discusses Iran

16 Dec 2013 | Simon Warburton

Tehran recently hosted the Iran Auto Industry International Conference, featuring 170 delegates from 20 countries, an event of significant importance as the chances of relations warming with the West look ever greater.

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Autoneum and Ayegh team for Iran component production

13 Dec 2017 | Simon Warburton

Autoneum has concluded an exclusive licence agreement with automotive supplier, Ayegh Khodro Toos (AKT) for the production and distribution of its multifunctional components for acoustic and thermal management in Iran.

Turkish suppliers laud Russia as relations warm

24 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Turkish automotive supplier body, TAYSAD says it has always enjoyed cordial relations with Russia as the two countries show more signs of rapprochement following a chillier period a few years ago.

Daimler opens new digital hub in Tel Aviv

20 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Daimler has set up a Mercedes-Benz Research and Development Centre in Tel Aviv focusing on digital vehicle and mobility services.

World premieres at 2017 Dubai motor show

14 Nov 2017 | Glenn Brooks

The public world premieres of vehicles from Chevrolet, Land Rover and Infiniti took place at the 2017 Dubai International Motor show.

Ford gears up hybrids for Middle East

14 Nov 2017 | Dave Leggett

Ford has announced it will accelerate its electrified vehicle plan in the Middle East by launching four new hybrid vehicles over the next four years, building on its 'global promise to provide customers with affordable and capable electrified vehicles'. 

Continental acquires Israeli start-up Argus Cyber Security

6 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Continental is acquiring Israeli start-up, Argus Cyber Security to become part of its Elektrobit (EB) subsidiary.

Valeo acquires FTE Automotive

1 Nov 2017 | Simon Warburton

Valeo has acquired actuator producer, FTE Automotive after receiving clearances from the European Commission and the Turkish Competition Authority. 

GAZ/Haka sign deal to launch CVs in Saudi Arabia

10 Oct 2017 | Richard Jackson

GAZ Group has signed a memorandum of understanding with Haka Group, a large industrial corporation of Saudi Arabia. The deed was signed in the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Iran automakers' fiscal H1 sales up 10%

9 Oct 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Automakers in Iran booked a 10% year on year increase in sales in the first six months of the current fiscal year which started in March.

Iranian customs hold up 15,000 new imported cars

19 Sep 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Some 15,000 cars are held up at customs in Iran for regulatory reasons, according to a local media report.

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