Iran Khodro Diesel

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Iran Khodro Diesel
Public limited company
Founded1966; 53 years ago (1966)
HeadquartersTehran, Iran
Area served
ProductsHeavy commercial vehicles, medium commercial vehicles, light commercial vehicles, quarry/construction site vehicles, special vehicles, city and intercity buses, firefighting vehicles, defence vehicles
ParentIran Khodro ,

Iran Khodro Diesel Company is manufacturer of commercial vehicles (trucks, buses, minibuses & vans) under licence in the Iranian market and in the market of several other countries with political agreements in the Middle East, CIS and Africa with half a century experience under license of Daimler Benz (Germany). Iran Khodro Diesel Company has almost 80% of bus and about 70% of the local market share.[1]


Iran Khodro Diesel Company was established initially under the name of Khawar Industrial Group in early 1966. The company started its production by assembling one truck a day but after a short period due to the increase demand for commercial vehicles developed production and assembling lines.

In 1999 Iran Khodro Company merged its bus and midi-bus production lines with Khawar Industrial Group truck production lines together and the new company Iran Khodro Diesel, public joint stock was born to manufacture different types of commercial vehicles for domestic and overseas markets.

Today, Iran Khodro Diesel has a wide production site of 600,000 square metres (6,500,000 sq ft).

Production and exports[edit]

The company's total annual productions is over 20.000 units of heavy and semi-heavy vehicles such as different types of truck chassis (Tipper, Trailers, Lorries, Cement mixers, Fuel tankers, ...), buses (city buses, [Diesel & CNG], intercity buses and coaches, luxuries VIP buses) and minibus.

Iran Khodro Diesel Company has almost 80% of bus and about 70% of the local market share and exports its products to many countries like Armenia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Qatar, Yemen, Afghanistan, Syria, Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Sudan, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Guinea, Gambia, Ghana and Venezuela, Egypt, Marshall Islands, Vanuatu, American Samoa and Tahiti.

Products & Concepts[edit]


Iran khodro diesel Minibus O511 designed by Sivan design group
Mercedes Benz L-Lk 1924 , made by Iran Khodro Diesel
ProductName[2] Brief Description
Mercedes-Benz Actros Tripper
Mercedes-Benz Axor Tripper & CARGO Truck
Mercedes-Benz Actros Tractor Truck
Mercedes-Benz Axor Tractor Truck
Khawar 2624 Tractor Truck
Khawar 1924 Tractor Truck
Khawar 608 Light truck
Hyundai Mighty Light truck
Hyundai Chorus Minibus
GAZelle Van
Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Ambulance
O457G&OSG CNG City bus
O457 City bus
C457 Intercity bus
CNHTC HOWO Tractor Truck


ConceptName Brief Description
Minibus O511 Minibus
FLO 457 City bus

Affiliated companies[edit]

Iran Khodro Diesel Company is holding by itself several affiliated companies manufacturing required components and parts for production namely as follows:
IDEM (Iran Diesel Engine Manufacturing)
Engine Manufacturer under license of Daimler Benz Germany. From 2002 IDEM, IKD, TKC & EPCO entered to a mutual Project with overseas partners to convert Mercedes OM457 Diesel Engines to CNG dedicated Engines for buses and Hyundai D4AL Minibuses.
Gearbox Manufacturer under the license of ZF Germany
Axles Manufacturer
After Sales and spare parts Service Company

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Resources - Iran's Automotive Industry Overview". Atieh Bahar. 2008-10-20. Archived from the original on 2011-07-07. Retrieved 2010-05-16.
  2. ^ "IKD co. Official Site". Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2014-03-15.

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