Iran Economy in Brief – No. 83

Iran Khodro and Mercedes-Benz Trucks sign a deal

Iran Khodro Diesel, a daughter company of the leading Iranian automaker, Iran Khodro, signed a contract with Mercedes-Benz Trucks to establish a joint company in Iran. This joint company will provide sales and after-sales services of Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles in Iran. The sales services are exclusively given to the joint company. Iran Khodro Co. says that a second deal will follow within a month, regarding producing parts and engines in Iran.

National Post Company: E-Commerce should increase by 750%

The Board of Directors at I.R. Iran Post Company intend to increase the shares of e-commerce in package delivery by more than 8 times in the next four years.

“Our goal is to transfer 85 million packages, including goods and services via e-commerce by 2021”, announced Gholmreza Najari, Board Member of Post Company, in the First Conference of Business in E-Commerce in Yasouj, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province.

Mr Najari continued: “Last year only 5 million packages were transferred via e-commerce which is a very low number compared to other countries. It’s estimated that by the end of this year (Iranian fiscal year, i.e. 21 March 2017), 10 million postal packages will be delivered via e-commerce. Developing electronic trade requires infrastructure in IT and ICT and the I.R. Iran Post Company is seeing to the development of these infrastructures in all provinces.”

RAJA sells tickets on Telegram

The Islamic Republic of Iran Railway Company, RAJA, has announced that train tickets can now be bought via the company’s Telegram Bot and paid for via the AP (Asan Pardakht) application in less than 50 seconds.

“Using a Telegram Robot is one of the best ideas for communication between users and ticket sales because of the step-by-step question and answer technique and the high data transfer speed. In the first day that this Telegram Robot was activated, it served three thousand customers”, said Mohammad Rajabi, the CEO of RAJA.

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Mammut Diesel and Scania Cooperation

Mammut Diesel Co. has announced cooperation between Iran and Sweden for the development and sales of diesel generators in order to satisfy domestic demands. In 2009, this company became the exclusive representative for after-sales services of Scania trucks and now they have become the exclusive representative for Scania diesel generators in Iran.

The CEO of Mammut Diesel, Mohammadreza Dezfulian, said: “Previously, diesel generators were imported in parts and occasionally used products were sold as new ones. This often led to problems in performance and after sales services for customers.”