Vehicles industry ranked as one of the largest industry business in the world. A car production process provides five direct employment opportunities and each direct job provides five indirect jobs. The booming of this industry leads to the growth and development of other industries such as petrochemicals, steel and electronics. From this perspective, ZSCO aimed to be one of the largest companies in Iraq and the regional when it was established in 2013. ZSCO was able to build partnership with the Ministry of Industry and Minerals / State Company for Automotive Industry to establish a complex of specialized factories for the production of cars with an area of 340 thousand square meters.
1- Saloon cars production plant was established in cooperation with international companies. The plant consists of four production lines; it’s a plant of 120.000 cars as a production capacity per year. The factory providing 3,000 direct jobs for the country & 39 citizens and more than 15,000 indirect jobs.
2 – Production of trucks in cooperation with Volvo Sweden and Isuzu Japan, with a capacity of 5000 trucks annually. The plant provides 1000 direct jobs and 3,000 indirect jobs.
3 -Factory of specialized bodies and structures installed on produced trucks in cooperation with international companies specialized in this field. The factory provided 500 direct jobs and 1,500 indirect jobs.
This project led to the accession of Iraq to the list of countries of cars production, fulfilling the ambitious dream of producing cars in Iraq. It is expected that a group of complementary industries also develop, like manufacturing of glass, exhaust, rubber, tires, batteries and the list goes on This group of factories is a gateway to heavy industries that ensure the self-reliance and independence of the society in