EghtesadOnline: South Korea will soon be able to emerge as a major provider of auto parts in Iran and other Asian countries where local players are having a difficult time meeting growth in the automobile market, industry sources said on Tuesday.
“The emerging economies have yet to establish an efficient system for parts supply and are undergoing rapid growth in consumer demand,” Park Jun-young of Sambo Motors said at the Convention and Exhibition Center in southeastern Seoul organized by the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), Yonhap News Agency reported. “The core element of entering the global value chain in this sector is to select competitive items, conduct transactions with global partners and respond rapidly to customers,” the expert added. Other industry experts at the KOTRA gathering also advised South Korean cosmetics manufacturers to do more to penetrate the US, Japanese and Brazilian markets with their facial mask packs and bath products. “It will be desirable for South Korean firms to begin with entry-level products before introducing premium goods later,” Financial Tribune quoted an observer as saying.