Chinese firm wants to set up truck production plant

KARACHI: Sinotruk Jinan Truck Co Ltd, the third largest truck manufacturer in mainland China, has shown interest in purchasing heavy vehicle components from Pakistani automobile part manufacturers.
In this regard, a 10-member delegation recently met members of the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam) in Karachi to discuss possibilities of collaboration between companies of the two countries.
Sinotruk Group is principally engaged in the manufacture and distribution of heavy-duty vehicles and spare components.The company has also shown interest in setting up a production plant for trucks in Pakistan, according to a Paapam press release.
Paapam members invited the Chinese executives to visit their plants so that the companies of both sides could collaborate for joint ventures.Paapam Chairman Mashood Ali Khan briefed the delegation about the technologies, resources and expertise of Pakistani parts manufacturers. He also spoke about the growing auto industry of Pakistan and how it was already heavily involved in the production of motorcycles, cars, buses, trucks and their auto parts.

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