About Shahab khodro
Shahab khodro commenced as a partner of British Leyland Motors Corporation in 1963. Previously, it was known as Leyland garage and was a huge parking space located at the south west of Tehran (Qazvin Street) in a space of 8115 m2.It was a transportation company at that time.
The name of that garage changed to “transport bank” and then to “Domestic Transportation Company” within a few years while the company began to assemble and market (BMC, FG900) models of Leyland trucks, however, those two models of Leyland trucks was the only productions of the company.
In 1963 the share holders of company (Mr. Panahpour and Mr. Asadi) registered Iran Leyland motor company with the partnership of British Leyland Motors Corporation.
In the inception the company was aiming to handle the goals below:
*manufacturing trucks and buses
*Supplying and importing spare parts
*some industrial and commercial affairs
In 1963 the company built and generated a tremendous factory in a 180,000 block of land in the industrial area of Karaj highway (Jade Makhsoos, 9th kilometer).
Since then the factory has produced approximately 30,000 trucks and buses of various models and made,
Including urban bus , inter city bus, middle bus , double deck bus and divers trucks.
Besides, the company has got good experience in the field of equipping urban services machineries . It was the main manufacturer of truck equipments for a long period of time.
Moreover, the company has been acting as an outstanding provider of essential needs for the army purposes at deploys during the imposed war.
After the Islamic revolution (1979) the ownership of company was changed and it became under the authority of industries and mines ministry until 1999 when the “Astan ghods Razavi” purchased total asset of company and it belongs to “Astan” since then.
After this change the company started corporation with Renault (French vehicle manufacturer) and began to produce CNG and SLF buses.
Shahab khodro has been identified as pioneer and the second best producer all over the country, regarding the quality and quantity of metropolitan buses. It is the second best seller as well.
Some of the main foreigner partners of Shahab khodro are as below:
*British Leyland motors corporation
*Young man (Asian)
The most important customers of Shahab khodro are listed as below:
*The organization of municipalities
*Council of Tehran and some other cities
*Army of Islamic republic of Iran
*The organization of fire fighters and security services
*Oil stock company
* The organization of nuclear energy
*Khatamol anbia engineering organization
* The organization of recycling
*Roads and traffic affairs (RTA)
*Seiro safar company
*Metro bus companies
*vehicle manufacturer companies
*some of the Air lines