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​​As one of the shareholders of the Iranian automotive industry, IDRO has been constantly playing an important role in policy-making and spearheading the industry through considerable efforts made in the development and promotion of the automotive industry. Such measures led to an increase in production rate and more economical production, upgraded technology and quality, updating products on the road toward a competitive automotive industry.
The noteworthy point is that IDRO covers more than 95% of the total Iranian automotive industry.
There have been several measures taken over recent years, the most important of which are:

  •  Preparing the document of goals and policies of automotive development o by 2025 Horizon.
  •  Devising plans and guidelines concerning passenger cars, commercial vehicles and assembling.
  •  Signing a collaboration contract with Renault for manufacturing Tondar 90.
  •  Development of NGVs in order to diversify the Iranian fuel portfolio.
  •  Executing the quality improvement plan for automotive part-makers.
  •  Designing and manufacturing 3 hybrid-electric vehicles known as Rana.
  •  Designing and manufacturing the first automobile-exclusive lithium battery in Iran (from cell to hood).
  •  Devising legislation for supporting the development of hybrid and electric cars.


IDRO - RENAULT​ Joint venture

The joint venture contract was sealed between Industrial Development & Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO) and Groupe Renault, a French multinational automobile manufacturer. The agreement-signing ceremony was attended by Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, IDRO Head Mansour Moazemi as well as senior directors of the French firm.
Under the terms of the contract, a new car manufacturing plant will be construct with Iran and Renault owning 60 and 40 percent of the stakes respectively. Iran’s stakes will be equally shared between IDRO and a private Iranian holding each.
In each of the first two phases of the joint venture, a total of 150,000 new Renault Duster and Symbol vehicles will be manufactured. Presently, the two cars are in final designing stages.
Renault has agreed to make an investment of approximately 660 million euros in Phase 1 of the contract and the first production is expected to enter the market by the end of the coming year.
Meanwhile, the second phase is to begin in 2019 and last for three years though its details are yet to be finalized since new products are scheduled to be manufactured and marketed.
Speaking at the signing ceremony, Iran’s Nematzadeh said the contract also features launch of a Renault engineering center as well as construction of an independent engine production line.
He recalled that the Iranian government had been seeking to boost international cooperation with credible firms, like Renault, in line with increasing foreign trade capabilities and entering the international value chain. Iran’s industry minister underlined that over 200 partnerships had been formed over the past four years many of which had reached final production phase.

Iran Khodro Industrial Group

Iran Khodro’s products:​
Producing a wide variety of passenger cars including Samand, Peugeot 206, Peugeot 207, Peugeot Pars, Peugeot 405, Tondar 90, Rana, Suzuki and several other models of Peugeot and Renault in the near future.
Producing a number of commercial vehicles such as Arisan pickup, Photon trailer truck and Arisan minibus.
Building the third Iranian national automotive brand known as Dena.
Manufacturing gasoline, diesel double-cabin pickups Tunland and Haima.


Saipa Group’s products:
Cerato, Ario, z300, Brilliance H200 and H300 and V5, Changan CS35 and EADO, Pride and Tiba,  Nissan Qashqai, Nissan Maxima, Nissan TEANA, Renault​ Tondar 90, Megan, KIA Rio, KIA Cerato, Nissan pick up and various types of trucks, tractors, vans, buses and minibuses.