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Shabestar Representative: We Saw Self-sufficiency and Localization in Crouse

Masoumeh Aghapour Alishahi, a member Islamic Consultative Assembly, visited site No. 2 of the Crouse Part Manufacturing Company, and the executives from various departments, production lines, centers for design and manufacturing of industrial machinery provided information and description of the enterprise.

Alishahi said that one of the strengths of this auto part manufacturing company is the use of new technologies in the part making industry and "we can localize auto parts and acquire know-how of technologies to see practically the self-sufficiency in its original position in our country, and also we can see in this supply chain from the simple wire to the most sophisticated devices, and we should be proud."

The representative of Shabestar city in Iran Parliament pointed out that besides the procurement of raw materials for these production lines, as well as the change of technology and reconstruction, "there are cases that we should pay particular attention to: The parliament and the government should pass laws on these matters in order to protect the industries, as well as promote and enhance the auto part manufacturing industry".

She also pointed out to the use of a large percentage of the female workforce in Crouse manufacturing Company and said: 70% of the human resources are women, and this is a strong point for Crouse to have a feminine and sophisticated view in production lines which leads to go forward at the level of international standards.

"I suggest that the technology used at Crouse be displayed so reduce reliance on foreign demand and markets, and we should export the finished products to neighboring countries, especially the newly independent countries, either to transfer technology know-how or to export," she said.

The member of the Economic Commission in Islamic Consultative Assembly said: "The automotive industry has different advantages for the country in many respects, which is of particular importance to us, and one of these is employment. Other aspects include economic self-sufficiency, which then helps the 'resilience economy' and also reduce the need to foreign currencies. These are enough aspects that make it imperative to support the automotive industry", said Alishahi.

Emphasizing on the fact that mere slogan for privatization of the automobile industry should be put aside and instead it must be pursued practically and pragmatically, Alishahi said: Supporting automobile industry does not mean that the industry be run by the state, because we have witnessed that this industry became political and no longer managed by expertise; which eventually suffered a huge blow. Unfortunately, we all chant slogans that we should move towards privatizing the automotive industry, but if it really happens, many of the problems in the industry will be resolved, and the result will be satisfactory.

And in the end she pointed out that "Crouse is a very successful example of a private company that has to be introduced through various media and must be heard by authorities. The company has high standards and all of its machinery is the best and most up-to-date in the world, they also have a strong workforce and have created excellent employment opportunities for women, helping to prevent social harm. We now have to support this company and the parliament is working to strengthen the private sector."