Iran to export 2000 tractors to South Africa annually
Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct.8/ Trend F.Karimov/
Iran's Tractor Manufacturing Industrial Group is ready to export at least 2000 tractors to South Africa annually, IRNA quoted Abolfath Ebrahimi, managing director of the company as saying.
In the first stage, a number of Iranian-made tractors will be sent to South Africa and in the second stage an assembly line will be established in the African country, Ebrahimi added.
The Tractor Manufacturing Industrial Group has no limitations for exporting tractors both in CBU and SKD form, he noted.
South Africa needs some 7000 tractors per year to implement its agricultural mechanisation plan, he said.
A delegation from Iran's Tractor Manufacturing Industrial Group started negotiations on Monday with the South Africa Economic Technical Strengthening Organisation's board to export tractors to the country.
A group from the South African organisation had already paid a visit to Iranian tractor manufacturing plants.
The high quality and low price of the tractors are two important factors for the organisation in persuading them to be imported.
The Iranian industrial group as the largest producer of agricultural equipment in the Middle East has four plants in Venezuela, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Tajikistan as well as in different cities in Iran.
The group is exporting tractors to the three continents of America, Africa and Asia and especially to countries like Venezuela, Qatar, Iraq, Sudan, Tajikistan and Uganda.