The exports has started from Special Economic Zone, Korangi Creek Industrial Park on Monday by kicking off the first auto interior parts consignment bound for United Kingdom (UK) which was manufactured by a tier 1 reputed manufacturing company Mehran Commercial Enterprise. The company achieved a milestone by transporting the auto interior parts to the port of Karachi.
Mashood Khan, director exports of Mehran Commercial Enterprise (MCE) and former Chairman of Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM) verified that they commenced operation in January, exports has always been a passion of the company and it was a great achievement and honor for him and his organization to send its first export order after switching the production in the newly built unit at SEZ declared KCIP.
Mashood said that the increase in exports will boost the country’s growth adding that Pakistan is treasured with talent and opportunities, all we need is to find the ways. ” Tracking the targeted market, Pakistani companies specially SMEs should be research oriented to achieve their multiple goals” said Mashood.
“Pakistan has the potentials to meet global standards of Auto parts manufacturing, Although we are at initial level when it comes to products exports, over the years of experience, we have learned and initiated the decision of entering into exports. Hence, Mashood advised auto manufacturing companies whatever industry they belong to how ever small they may be, to explore the world for more opportunities.
Khan also verified that there are still immense areas to address in auto manufacturing the sector need to increase the rating on the ease of doing business index besides the objectives of the SEZs established in the country. He said that currently the auto manufacturing has immense internal and external issues that hinder SMEs throughout the industries in Pakistan, to cater issues, the SMEs should work as basic catalyst for the growth.
Mashood Khan said that the annual Pakistan Auto Show is scheduled in April 2019, the exhibition footholds local engineers and manufacturers to showcase their potential to the world.