Iran’s largest automaker IKCO reports record daily output
Iran’s largest carmaker the IKCO has reported a record daily output figure amid efforts in the company to improve production processes.
According to Press TV, the Iran Khodro Company’s news service said on Thursday that the combined production of cars and heavy-duty vehicles had reached an all-time high of 3,616 units on May 11.
“The registered output record in the fields of cars and heavy and semi-heavy duty commercial vehicles is unprecedented in the history of the IKCO group,” said the company in a statement.
It said 68% of the vehicles produced on May 11 had been finished cars that were ready to be sent to dealerships, adding that the figure is a record in the past six years.
The IKCO has been facing criticism for lack of ability to deliver products on time. It has blamed the issue on parts shortages, especially for items that are supplied from abroad.
The company said in its Thursday statement that it will bring the number of unfinished cars in its production lines to zero on May 22.
The record daily output in the IKCO comes amid a government-led campaign to introduce reforms in Iran’s homegrown car industry.
The campaign started in early March following a major decree by the Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi who personally visited production facilities and yards run by the IKCO in west of Tehran.