February 15, 2018

Saipa-Citroen in The 5th Iran Automotive Industry International Conference

Target: be in top 5 in quality and efficiency worldwide

Saipa-Citroen in The 5th Iran Automotive Industry International Conference

Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran as the first and greatest developmental organization in the country, holds The 5th Iran Automotive Industry International Conference on ‘Competitive Supply Chain: Raw Materials, Parts Manufacturing and Logistics on February 13th and 14th, 2018 in Tehran. SAIPA-CITROEN also participated in this conference.

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Mr. Fariborz Shahbaz, General Manager and Mr. Yann Martin Vice – General Manager from SAIPA-CITROEN conducted a presentation started with a brief history about 50 years cooperation of SAIPA and CITROEN and how SAIPA-CITROEN Co officially launched in 2017.
“Our target is to be in top 5 in quality and efficiency worldwide in PSA group and to be leader in Iran product quality and service.” Mr. Shahbaz explained. “With the using of Citroen best practice, tools and excellence production system we can measure and understand the issues to solve. Training the people is binding in all organizational levels in SAIPA-CITROEN” he said.
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Mr. Martin underlined 50 years of cooperation with the main car makers in group PSA. “Our company is not using a PSA or CITROEN method, we are using a method learned from 50 years of cooperation with the main car makers worldwide. Our French competitor 50 years ago to make an engine in common, but also German, American, Japanese, Chinese, etc.” Mr. Martin said. He mentioned 26 plants in more than 20 countries which get a better understanding of local specification regarding production.
“Our targets are very ambitious, because we want to achieve Citroen European quality level, efficient process optimization and best management methods.” He said.