Collaboration between SAIPA and Citroën Goes back to the time SAIPA was founded. at that time SAIPA first started with the production of 2CV. Another instance of their cooperation has been production of Citroën Xantia in 2001.
Founded in 1919 Citroën was the first mass-production car company outside the USA and pioneered the modern concept of creating a sales and services network that complements the motor car.
Citroën earned a reputation for innovation and revolutionary engineering, which is reflected in the company's slogan "Créative Technologie".
SAIPA started working with Kia Motors since 1993 by producing a car called Pride in Iran. Currently, Cerato is being produced in SAIPA production lines.
Kia Motors Corporation (KMC) was founded in 1944, is now a subsidiary of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group. This automotive manufacturing corporation produces a variety of models, from passenger to commercial cars. Kia's headquarter is situated in Seoul, South Korea. This company is also hugely active in investments and sponsoring sports events.
SAIPA has started a mutual cooperation with Renault since 1976, leading to producing models such as Renault 5, Renault 21, Logan, Mégane , Koleos, Sandero and Sandero stepway in Iran Market. This French automaker is active in designing, production and sales of a diverse range of vehicles such as passenger cars, light and heavy commercial vehicles, trailers, tractors and electrical cars. Renault Headquarters is situated in Boulogne-Billancourt and this company is skilled in designing race and sports cars, and its Formula One team has been one of the most successful teams that have twelve Formula One Championships wins as engine manufacturer.
SAIPA has been working with Nissan since 1980 and has produced Nissan's pickups, Patrols, Roniz, Seranza, Murano, Maxima, Qashqai and Teana in Iran.
Nissan is a Japanese multinational automaker and its headquarters is located in Yokohama. Nissan has a root in Datsun manufacturing Company. Yoshisuke Aikawa or Gisuke Ayukawa was a Japanese entrepreneur, businessman and politician, noteworthy as the founder and first president of the Nissan. Zaibatsu bought Datsun and turned it into Nissan. Nissan Motor sells its cars under the Nissan, Infiniti, Datsun, and NISMO brands. Infinity produces luxury passenger cars. Since 1999, Nissan has been part of the Renault–Nissan Alliance, a partnership between Nissan and French automaker Renault. So by 2013 Renault has held 43.4% shares of Nissan, while Nissan has owned 15% shares of Renault. Carlos Ghosn serves as CEO for both companies. Nissan's products include an extensive range of cars such as sedans, lift trucks, commercial and luxury cars.
To produce heavy commercial vehicles, one of the companies which SAIPA Diesel co works with is Volvo.
The Volvo Group (Swedish: Volvokoncernen; legally Aktiebolaget Volvo, usually shortened to AB Volvo) is a Swedish multinational manufacturing company headquartered in Gothenburg. Its principal activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment. Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems and financial services.
Volvo was established in 1915 as a subsidiary of SKF, the ball bearing manufacturer; however when Volvo was introduced at the Stockholm stock exchange in 1935, SKF decided to sell its shares in the company.
Volvo Group sold its car division Volvo Car Corporation to Ford Motor Company inn2000, and Ford sold the Volvo Car Corporation in 2010 to Geely Automobile of China.
Renault Trucks is the other business partner which SAIPA Diesel works with to produce heavy commercial vehicles.
Renault Trucks is a French commercial truck and military vehicle manufacturer with corporate headquarters at Saint-Priest near Lyon. Originally part of Renault, it has been owned by the Volvo Group since 2001.
From its beginnings in 1978 to 2002, the company was called Renault Véhicules Industriels (English: Renault Industrial Vehicles), from 1992 on officially written as Renault V. I., with either form commonly abbreviated RVI. Until 1999, RVI also manufactured buses.
Zamyad, member of SAIPA Group works with Iveco for manufacturing heavy commercial vehicles.
Iveco, an acronym for Industrial Vehicles Corporation, is an Italian industrial vehicle manufacturing company based in Turin, Italy, and entirely controlled by CNH Industrial Group.
Iveco was incorporated on 1 January 1975, with the merger of five different brands: Fiat Veicoli Industriali (with headquarters in Turin, Italy), OM (Brescia, Italy), Lancia Veicoli Speciali (Italy), Unic (France) and Magirus-Deutz (Germany).
Iveco has a very important role in producing diesel engines and commercial cars and produces a variety of commercial cars and military equipments from 2.7 tons of GVW for a light vehicle to over 40 tons for heavy vehicle. Iveco Massif and Iveco Magirus are among 200 basic models and 600 versions.
In 2014 SAIPA started a new cooperation with a new business partner and as a result, CS35 and Eado from Chang'an Automobile Group are now produced in SAIPA Kashan. The company is also known as Chana; a subsidiary of Chongqing Changan Automobile Company and its Headquarters is in Chongqing, People's Republic of China. Foreign automakers that have joined joint ventures with Chang'an include Ford, Suzuki, and PSA Peugeot Citroen. Chang'an Automobile Group has research and development centers in Italy, Japan and England.
Another new cooperation that SAIPA Group started in 2014 was a new joint venture with Brilliance Auto Group. Now SAIPA produces models such as V5, H200, H300 in its production lines.
Brilliance Auto Group is an automotive manufacturing company headquartered in Shenyang, ChinaIts products include automobiles, microvans, and automotive components under the Brilliance brand.
Brilliance Auto Group holds a 42.48% shareholding in Brilliance China Automotive Holdings Limited. Brilliance China Automotive Holdings in turn holds 50% of BMW Brilliance, a joint venture with BMW which produces, distributes and sells BMW passenger cars in China. Brilliance China Automotive Holdings also holds 60.9% of Shenyang Brilliance JinBei Automobile Co., Ltd., which designs, develops, manufactures and sells minibuses sold under the Jinbei brand.
Zotye Auto (Zotye International Automobile Trading Co., Ltd.) is a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Zhejiang, China. It is owned by Zotye Holding Group and was established in 2005.
Previously, Zotye had contracts to only export automotive parts but increased its production to complete cars to take advantage of the expanding Chinese automotive market. In 2005, because of their reputation as a reliable partner, Zotye established contracts for sales subsidiaries in 10 different countries. Current models are: 2008/5008, M300, JN Auto/TT, Z100, Z200, Z300, T200, T600, V10, Z500. Z300 is now produced as Ario in Bonro Co, a member of SAIPA Group.
Dong Feng Motor is another business partner for SAIPA Diesel. Some of SAIPA Diesel production are result of this cooperation.
Dong Feng Motor Corporation is a Chinese state-owned automobile manufacturer headquartered in Wuhan, China and traditionally is one of the "Big Three" Chinese automakers. This Corporation has more Sino-foreign joint ventures than any other Chinese carmaker. These partnerships allow it to produce and sell a variety of foreign-branded products in China including heavy-duty commercial vehicles and buses are sold under the Dong feng brand. 70 percent of the corporation belongs to the state and the rest is exchanged in the Hong Kong and Shanghai Stock Exchange.
SAIPA Diesel also cooperates with Foton Motor to produce light-duty trucks.
Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd., or simply Foton Motor is a Chinese company which designs and manufactures trucks, buses, sport utility vehicles and agricultural machinery. It is headquartered in Changping, Beijing and is a subsidiary of Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd..
Foton makes commercial trucks in a joint venture with Daimler AG, called Beijing Foton Daimler Automobile Co., Ltd., which sells its products under the "Auman" brand name.