The greatest sales and after-sale services agent of Iran’s Saipa Auto-Manufacturing Co. in Northern Africa started operation in Algeria on Tuesday concurrent with the visit to that country by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The inauguration ceremony was attended by Iranian Minister of Housing and Urbanization Saeedi Kia, Head of Saipa Auto-Manufacturing Group Ghaleh-bani and a number of officials from the foreign and housing ministries.
During the ceremony, the head of Saipa Auto-Manufacturing Group said that his company intends to inaugurate five international car-manufacturing sites across the world by 2012.
Noting his company’s efforts to launch the operation of assembly lines in Syria and Venezuela, Ghaleh-bani also said that Saipa attaches much significance to Algeria’s market, saying that the country enjoys high potentials for manufacturing Saipa’s products in northern Africa.
He also said that the Iranian manufacturer is scheduled to export a number 20,000 cars to Algeria next year, adding that exports will include Saba, Saipa 141 and Saipa 132.
Considering the high demand for the products of the Iranian manufacturer, Saipa is predicted to gain a good share of the Algerian market in the years to come.