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  • Commodity metal and polymer component manufacture,
  • Metal processes/treatments,
  • Electrical/electronic/ mechanical sub systems manufacture,
  • Vehicle manufacture

Why the sector is strong in the West Midlands

  • High concentrations of activity in region centred on volume manufacture of motor vehicles.
  • Opportunities for focusing on higher value added, based on new technologies and in luxury cars, motor sports and materials to improve products and product design.
  • Technologies transfer opportunities between different transport odes and also in use of new materials to lessen environment impact.

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Auto Industry - IV - a Report from IAR - May 2008

The remaining details of AIDP, see Report# III on Auto Industry.

Objectives
The AIDP also allow following objectives to the auto parts manufacturers:

i) To expand and modernize capacities in auto parts manufacturing.
ii) To encourage localization of auto parts for the local production of vehicles and for export.
iii) To encourage development of critical compo- nents and achieve competitiveness.
iv) To promote interdependence between assem- blers and auto parts manufacturers.

Source: IAR - Industrial Advisory Reports

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Auto Industry - III - A Report from IAR - May 2008

In Pakistan, there are 10 cars for 1,000 persons, which is one of the lowest in the emerging economies. This situation indicates high potential of growth in the auto sector and especially in the car production. Rising per capita income, changing demographic distribution, influx of 30 to 40 million young people in the active workforce in the next few years provides a stimulus to this industry to expand and grow.

Source: IAR - Industrial Advisory Reports

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Auto Industry II - A Report from IAR - April 2008

In the month of March 2008, auto sale showed a surge of 23 percent in sales of the overall sector. The main reasons were strict policy of banks to auto financing, due to increased default rate and deteriorating Rupee-Dollar-Yen disparity resulted to a hike in car prices. Japanese Yen (JPY), is the primary currency in which imports of the automobile assemblers is denominated, depreciated by 1.1 percent from average JPY 0.5198 per PKR in 1QFY07 and 0.5140 per PKR in 1QFY08. Analysis of nine months figures of 2008 depicted a greater decline was in high-end cars compared to low-end cars, 15 percent decline in cars above 1300cc, 7 percent decline in 1000cc and 2 percent drop in 800cc cars. An upsurge of 10.3 percent was witnessed in LCV's and Vans mainly attributed to hike in sales of Bolan. The sales of buses, trucks, motorcycles and tri-wheelers have depicted an increase of 33 percent, 15 percent and 37.8 percent respectively.

Source: IAR - Industrial Advisory Reports

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Auto Industry I - A Report from IAR - April 2008

In January, 2008, Ministry of Industries Production and Special Inititives Government of Pakistan has announced a policy, namely, Auto Industry Development Programme (AIDP). The policy has given a clear roadmap of the industry for the next five years. Here we are producing the extracts from the Policy, besides other details of auto industry. The Pakistan auto industry has become a leading industry of the large scale manufacturing sector. The high economic growth and job multiplier of the industry and its deep forward and backward linkages in global context, with special reference to Pakistan, has made the auto industry a key player in the national economy. It has especially flourished during the last 4 to 5 years.

Source: IAR - Industrial Advisory Reports

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Engineering Industry in Pakistan I - March 2008

Today , Pakistan is capable of producing basic metals from iron ore (a raw material for many industries), complete plants on turn-key basis, construction machinery, material handling equipment, machine tools, electric motors, switchgears, transport equipment, cargo ships, fishing trawlers etc.
Engineering sector accounts for 63 percent share in world trade. Achieving any significant share of the world trade in engineering goods and services will require concerted efforts by Pakistan in gearing up our universities, polytechiniques and factories for the kind of manufacturing process and design capabilities required by the world market. In this context an important step has been taken by the restructuring of the Engineering Development Board (EDB).

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Engineering Industry in Pakistan II - March 2008

Machine tools are a wide range of machinery employed for cutting, removing or forming the metal to produce components for assembly into a single machine. Termed as strategic sector for any country,it is essential for reproducing the technologies and adoptions of advanced state-of-the-art manufacturing processes. The industry serves as precursor to the process of industrialisation and self-reliance. Machine tools are widely used in capital goods, automotive, consumer-durables, railways, aviation and aerospace, ship-building, defence, electronics, atomic energy and IT-related manufacturing sectors.
Pakistan Machine Tool Factory (PMTF) is a company of State Engineering Corporation, operating under the ministry of industries, production and special initiatives, is the only industrial unit of its kind. It was established by the Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) in 1968, a regional programme for development of machine tools was launched, under the aegis of the Regional Cooperation for Development (RCD), now known as the Economic Cooperation Organisation (ECO).

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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Pakistan Light engineering sector - March 2007

 The state of the engineering industry describes the status of industrialization of a country since it portrays the capability to add value to the primary products and of indigenous production of plants and machinery. The developed countries have assigned high priority to the engineering industry in their own country. The range of light engineering goods covers electrical goods, transport equipment, domestic appliances, telecommunication equipment etc. There are about 2,500 registered units and a much larger number in the unorganized sector, with fixed assets of over Rs 100 billion. A number of small industrial units are operating in Karachi, Lahore, Gujarat, Gujranwala and Sialkot.

Source: Board of Investment Pakistan

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Pakistan Transport Sector - March 2007


Pakistan, with 155 million people, has a reasonably developed transport infrastructure. Road transport is the backbone of Pakistan's transport system. The 9,574 km long National Highway and Motorway network - which is 3.65 percent of the total road network - carries 80 percent of Pakistan's total traffic. Over the past ten years, road traffic - both passenger and freight - has grown significantly faster than the national economy. Currently, it is accounting for 91 percent of national passenger traffic and 96 percent of freight.

Source: The World Bank

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Automobile Sector - December 2007

There are presently 82 vehicle assemblers in the industry producing passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, trucks, buses, tractors and 2/3 wheelers. Besides these there are over 600 players in the vendor industry. The total direct employment in the sector is over 192,000 with a total investment of over Rs.98 billion. The auto industry has played a significant role in the large scale manufacturing industry as it contributes $3.6 billion to the economy besides import substitution resulting in annual foreign exchange savings of over $ 1 billion.

Source: Pakistan Board of Investment

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Transport Sector - A Report from World Bank - December 2006

Pakistan, with 155 million people, has a reasonably developed transport infrastructure. Road transport is the backbone of Pakistan's transport system. The 9,574 km long National Highway and Motorway network - which is 3.65 percent of the total road network - carries 80 percent of Pakistan's total traffic. Over the past ten years, road traffic - both passenger and freight - has grown significantly faster than the national economy. Currently, it is accounting for 91 percent of national passenger traffic and 96 percent of freight.

Port traffic in Pakistan grows at 8 percent annually in recent years. Two major ports, Port Karachi and Port Qasim, handle 95 percent of all international trade. Port Gwadar, which was inaugurated in March 2007 and is being operated by Singapore Port Authority, is aiming to develop into a central energy port in the region. 14 dry ports cater to high value external trade.

Source: World Bank

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Bicycle Industry - August 2006

The Pakistani bicycle industry is capable of producing 1.45 million bicycles per annum, but during 2005-06, 449,400 bicycles were produced, indicating a capacity utilization of only 45 percent. During the year, 430,000 bicycles were smuggled into Pakistan.

In 1998-99, first time $11,000 worth of bicycles were exported from Pakistan. Pakistan is a major manufacturer of bicycles but the usage per capita is low as compared to countries like India and China.

Source: IAR (Industrial Advisory Reports)

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