In a recent report, it was mentioned that the CEO of Pak Suzuki Motor Company Ltd (PSMCL), Hiroshi Kawamura, has shared the company’s efforts in upgrading their cars to meet various WP-29 standards, signaling their focus on exports.
During the second round of interactive meetings with parts manufacturers organized by Suzuki Motors, Kawamura emphasized the company’s dedication to providing affordable vehicles to the people of Pakistan, despite current economic challenges. Additionally, he revealed that the company is actively working on hybrid vehicle options.
The meeting, attended by prominent part manufacturers, saw unanimous agreement on the importance of promoting local production while also exploring opportunities in global markets. Kawamura stressed the need for collaboration among local stakeholders, acknowledging that addressing the growing challenges in the automotive industry requires collective effort.
Usman Aslam Malik, Senior Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM), pledged full support to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in their efforts to export auto components.
It’s worth noting that WP-29 standards are a set of international regulations established within the framework of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee. These standards encompass UN Regulations, United Nations Global Technical Regulations (UN GTRs), and UN Rules, all of which provide a legal basis for member countries to create regulatory measures related to motor vehicles and their equipment.