Economy, Auto

Zamyad Unveils 3 IVECO Trucks

(Second R) Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh  during a recent visit to Zamyad.(Second R) Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh  during a recent visit to Zamyad.

The industrial vehicle manufacturer Zamyad has revealed three trucks for the local market to buyers and government officials. 

Zamyad, a subsidiary of SAIPA Group, unveiled the new Italian-derived IVECO models in a bid to boost its share of the market.

According to Persian Khodro, a local automotive website, the three models are Starlis 500, Starlis 540 and Eurocargo. It is the first time the models will be produced in Iran. 

The unveiling ceremony took place at one of Zamyad’s production plants outside Tehran.

Industries Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, CEO of SAIPA Mahdi Jamali and CEO of Zamyad, Fereydoon Hamidi were present at the unveiling event.

Nematzadeh toured Zamyad’s production lines to see at close range the latest models being produced. He said “Given Zamyad’s history and capabilities, it can play a leading role in the truck production industry.”

The minister emphasized that Iranian companies, including Zamyad, should incorporate technology transfer as one of the primary conditions of their joint ventures with foreign firms. 

After President Hassan Rouhani took office in 2013, technology transfer has been one of the administration’s priorities to help overhaul aging infrastructure of vehicle producing companies.

Zamyad sells a range of IVECO models, from vans to heavy duty trucks.

The Iveco Eurocargo is available with two four-cylinder 160 and 190 horsepower engines. 

The Stralis series is a heavy-duty truck produced by the Italian manufacturer since 2002. It replaced the EuroStar and EuroTech models and covers the range above the Eurocargo, between 19 and 44 tons. The engines of all Starlis trucks are four-valve straight-6 with a pump-nozzle injection.

According to an earlier report Zamyad produced 68 heavy goods trucks during the first ten months of the current fiscal year that ends in March.

Overall, the company put its total production at 22,915 vehicles (including heavy goods trucks, vans and smaller pickup trucks).

Meanwhile, Iranian companies produced 1,532 heavy vehicles in the last Iranian month (December 21-January 21), according to a report by the local automotive website. 


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