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    Introduction

    The automotive industry is one of the world’s most important revenue-generating and fastest growing industries, comprising of manufacturers, suppliers, dealers, retailers, and the like. The industry witness’s aggressive competition in every segment of its manufacturing process.
    Today there are 500 automobile feeding companies in Egypt serving 16 assembly plants. These companies mainly produce exhaust components, air conditioning units, radiators, plastics for interiors, windshields, mirrors and seats. “Their production is world class because almost all of them either supply international brands assembling their models locally or sell manufacturer-approved spare parts,”

    Trend

    Business Forward looks at what the sector in Egypt looks like, what the government is aiming for, the challenges facing local production and Egypt’s ability to adapt to a future of electric cars. The sector is taking upon electric vehicles as a new market trend that envisions Egypt’s strategy in boosting sustainable transport projects, reducing emission levels and fuel consumption. The Ministry of Interior announced that it will issue temporary insured licenses and license plates for electric car until procedures related to licensing electric vehicles are regularized.

    Challenges

    Egypt is the third largest car-producing market in Africa, after South Africa and Morocco.
    Various stakeholders seeking special means to reduce the business costs and increase revenues. There is also the continued need to standardize all activity procedures to ensure the benefits of specialization.
    The government is depending on the automotive sector, earlier, there are currently 12 active automotive producers with assembly lines in Egypt. Local components comprise only 17% of the final product – a percentage that the ministry aims to increase to 46%, according to a report by Oxford Business (OBG). Shooting for this increase through recovering state-owned car manufacturer El-Nasr Automotive Manufacturing Company, adding that international firms are keen to revive the company.

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