French company Gruau to enter Uzbek market
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 17
French company Gruau, which is the European leader in the reworking of commercial vehicles to the needs of customers, plans to enter the market of Uzbekistan, Trend reports via Podrobno.uz.
An Uzbek delegation and Sylvain Sené, vice president for international business development at Gruau recently held talks on the matter. Issues of establishing production of the modification of vehicles on the territory of Uzbekistan were discussed during the meeting.
Today in Europe, for example, about half of new vans are being reworked to meet the needs of customers. As such, for example, regular vans can be reworked into mobile coffee vendors, cars for escorting airplanes, mobile ambulances, refrigerators on wheels, specialized cars for the transportation of disabled people, mobile workshops and much more.
Gruau was founded in 1889 and is the leader in Europe for modifying vehicles weighing no more than 3.5 tons. Gruau has 18 branches, 1,500 employees, and 20 production lines for modifying vehicles. The main examples of modifications include ambulances, dump trucks, vehicles with wheelchair access, minibuses, law enforcement vehicles, and minivans with temperature adjustment.
Vice President of Gruau, noting the strategically important location of Uzbekistan between Russia, India, China and Europe, said that his company views Uzbekistan as a promising location for the creation of a vehicle tooling plant.
According to a study by Gruau, Uzbekistan has all the necessary conditions for the implementation of a project on the "transformation" of vehicles. In the future, the company plans to expand cooperation with other local vehicle manufacturers, as well as enter the Central Asian market.
Following the meeting, an agreement was reached to organize a visit by the leadership of the French company to Uzbekistan in the near future, in particular to the Jizzakh Region, for a detailed acquaintance with the conditions and preferences created in the “Jizzakh” Free Economic Zone for the possible establishment of a vehicle modification line.