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    Pak gets tiny slice of auto market

    A survey of the local auto-parts markets revealed that many parts being made in Pakistan have been stamped to be a Taiwan or Japan made to satisfy the psyche of local customers.


    Auto-vendors getting success in international market

    By Mansoor Ahmad

    LAHORE: In a major breakthrough a Pakistani auto-vendor has succeeded in obtaining orders for an engine component of the famous London Taxi. Pakistani auto-vendors until now have been supplying auto-parts mostly to the after market and a few acted as second tier suppliers. This is the first order that a Pakistani manufacturer would be supplying directly to the original manufacturer.

    Black London Taxi is famous the world over for its comfort and driving pleasure. Until recently the manufacturer had restricted the sales to UK only. However, now they are planning to export these taxis to some African countries and Singapore. The News has learnt that the Pakistani manufacturer did the entire designing, prototyping, tooling and conduction of the washer tank to be fitted in the London Taxi engine.

    The industry is also expecting another bigger breakthrough in the export of wheel rims to Hino Japan. A Balochistan-based manufacturer is in the final stage of reaching an agreement with the Japanese. This is likely to result in a big jump in auto-parts exports from Pakistan. Ford Wagon has already been using Pakistan made parts in its suspension system making the supplier the largest exporter of auto-parts from Pakistan. However, the local manufacturer is a second tier manufacturer. He fabricates some suspension parts for the first tier manufacturer who fits them into the suspension system and supply it to the Ford Motors.

    The heartening aspect for the automotive vendors is that they are getting continuous repeat orders. Moreover, new foreign orders for auto-parts are pouring in at a rapid pace. A Karachi-based manufacturer recently exported radiators worth US$150,000 to the after market in Europe. More such orders are in pipeline.

    Vice Chairman, Pakistan Association of Auto-motive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), Syed Nabeel Hashmi, said auto-vending industry in Pakistan has the disadvantage of low volumes of cars being manufactured locally. He said most of the vendors end up supplying one or two component for more than sixteen models most of have restricted production of below 3000.

    He said the manufacturers had to find market for their idle production capacity. He said quality wise all leading auto-parts vendors are excellent. In fact, he added, they are first tier suppliers to original car manufacturers of many famous foreign cars being manufactured locally.

    He said they mostly preferred after market because they did not have the production capacity to supply parts to the original manufacturers in developed world. He said the volume of production of cars in developed countries is many times higher than in Pakistan. However, seeing the potential for exports many vendors are now increasing their production capacity to be able at least to become second tier suppliers.

    He said the most pleasing aspect of auto-parts exports from Pakistan is that the auto-vendors are exporting parts for those brands that are not being manufactured in Pakistan. This, he added, has tremendously increased the product range of these manufacturers. Now, he added, they can withstand the pressure of slowdown in some models being manufactured in the country. Some manufacturers, he added, now utilise 60 per cent of their production capacity for export orders.

    It was revealed that out of 840 top class vendors operating in the country only 36 have ventured into exports. Most of the other, it was revealed have the potential to export their products and are actively contemplating to exploit foreign markets. Seeing this potential Export Promotion Bureau has also increased its assistance to the auto-parts manufacturers. This year a record number of 22 exporters would be attending the Auto Show at Las Vegas while 15 would be exhibiting their products at the Paris fair.

    The auto-vendors have surpassed export targets in their field for the last four years. A survey of the local auto-parts markets revealed that many parts being made in Pakistan have been stamped to be a Taiwan or Japan made to satisfy the psyche of local customers. That these parts are accepted and approved by the users is a compliment to the quality of local auto-parts.



    [This message has been edited by Abdali (edited August 27, 2001).]

    #2

    Inshallah we will see the day when we are self-reliant. Pakistan Paindabad

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      #3
      Not only car parts and accessories which are being stamped. There are many many other equipments and gadgets which are manufactured in Pak and stamped as German, American, Chinese, etc etc. products. The reality is foreign companies (consumers) don't recognize Pakistani suppliers.
      Seeing that those suppliers dont even know anything about their own product.
      Very sad.

      Great...keep it up PAKISTAN!

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        #4
        ABDALI,
        Good days are yet to come friend,...Slow and steady wins the race,..I hope you know,...what I mean,.....
        GOD BLESS OUR BELOVED COUNTRY PAKISTAN.

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        A Faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.

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          #5
          Excellent!

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          We oughta be Changez like, don't we?

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            #6
            When you stamp something that is not true, Isn't that called counterfeiting???

            We desis will always be desis. Kya kiya jai, Business main Jhoot boolna to puraani aadat hai!!!

            AT least lets not be proud of it yaar!!!

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              #7
              Originally posted by Tanhaa:
              When you stamp something that is not true, Isn't that called counterfeiting???

              We desis will always be desis. Kya kiya jai, Business main Jhoot boolna to puraani aadat hai!!!

              AT least lets not be proud of it yaar!!!

              Tanhaa, what exactly are you trying to say. I am clueless!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Tanhaa:
                When you stamp something that is not true, Isn't that called counterfeiting???

                We desis will always be desis. Kya kiya jai, Business main Jhoot boolna to puraani aadat hai!!!

                AT least lets not be proud of it yaar!!!
                IBS and Co. strikes again. Tanhaa that comment must have either been a joke or just some comment to put Pakistanis down.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Abdullah k:

                  Tanhaa, what exactly are you trying to say. I am clueless!
                  Tanhaa you dont know nothing about business, do you?!
                  In Austria there are over 3 companies who stamp on Pakistani products.
                  Germany has even more companies who "buy" from Pakistani manufacturer. Afterwards they sell those items with their company name on it.
                  Not only desis stuff.
                  That is very common in business.

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                  "kaisay na karta usko main pyar, uski haseen main sukh thay hazaar, bichar gayay hum dukh ki hay baat"
                  Ain't new ta this....HOMEINVASION('93)

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                    #10
                    Very refreshing piece of news. This major break-through only goes on to compliment the potential and unlimited possibilities, if supplied with the appropriate capital and production capacity.

                    Pakistan should definitely continue to work upon relying less on foreign products, and people should come together to prefer home-made over foreign-imported in order to be able to branch out on a more diverse scale in the global arena.



                    [This message has been edited by Mesmerizing Mystique (edited September 02, 2001).]

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                      #11
                      Guys,

                      what does " Pakistan Paindabad" mean ?

                      I've heard it several times b4.

                      Thanks.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Mesmerizing Mystique:
                        Very refreshing piece of news. This major break-through only goes on to compliment the potential and unlimited possibilities, if supplied with the appropriate capital and production capacity.

                        Pakistan should definitely continue to work upon relying less on foreign products, and people should come together to prefer home-made over foreign-imported in order to be able to branch out on a more diverse scale in the global arena.

                        [This message has been edited by Mesmerizing Mystique (edited September 02, 2001).]
                        I think we are getting one step closer to be up to competition with the car giants of South Asia, India. Our Toyata-Indus-Dahitsau car company is one of the best in the subcontinent but still is nowhere near producing as much or near as much as Toyota India. Locally made Toyota Corolla has sold 40,000 cars, pretty good since we just started locally producing cars in 1993. Other car giants are stepping into Pakistan and we are locally producing cars in Pakistan alot more now. but these cars have either been desinged in Japan and Korea (that is where Toyota, Hyundai, Honda, Dahistsu and others are from) so maybe we should start our own company from scratch to earn all of the revunues and sell the surplus to Bangladesh, arab countries, and CAR (lol, i mean CIS, also known as Central Asian Republics)

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by a1shah:
                          Guys,

                          what does " Pakistan Paindabad" mean ?

                          I've heard it several times b4.

                          Thanks.
                          "I think" it means something like, long live pakistan

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                            #14
                            sounfds more like pain and bad.there should
                            be better word

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                              #15
                              Sorry guys, I got the impression that the manufacturers in Pakistan were putting stamps on their product as Made in Germany , or Austria. At least in the USA, country of origin must be written on all imported products.

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