AZERBAIJAN - Transport
Executive Director, Porsche distributor Efendiler GmbH
After completing secondary school in 1995, Faig Safarov entered the Department of International Economic Relations of the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. He graduated in 2000 and entered the world of business. He is currently President of Kia Motors Az.
First of all, I would like to stress that the current circumstances in Azerbaijan allow the opportunity to represent every prestigious automobile brand at a high level. This is primarily the outcome of successful socioeconomic policies that have been conducted by the leadership of Azerbaijan. In addition, the constant increase of the financial living standards of our population and the required infrastructure make it feasible for these prestigious automobile brands to be represented in the best way.
We are more than happy to see that luxury automobile brands are being represented in the local market. However, our competition strategy is primarily based on good intentions with strong business activities because healthy competition is the foundation of increasing development. The driving force of demand for Porsche is our customer-oriented approach to individuals and corporations.
In order to increase the number of vehicles in the market, there have been several types of automobile-oriented events and road shows. For example, the city of Baku hosted one of the largest international automobile events called “City Challenge.” As a flagship for luxury cars, Porsche engages in its own specific type of participation during every event.
When buying a car, the Azerbaijani citizen expects and is interested in models such as the Cayenne and Panamera. However, our strategic objective is to match the level of interest toward sports cars as compared to the other popular models.
As a representative of a sports car company, I can assure you that hybrid cars will find a niche in the near future, as ecological standards become essential. This phenomenon encourages the export of hybrid automobiles. When the time comes, our hybrid Porsche will be ready at the forefront of this technology.
Considering the increased interest in the Porsche brand worldwide, we expect similar results here in Azerbaijan. From my perspective, the variations in the range of Porsche models for 2013 will speed up the development process as expected.
Throughout the leadership years of the honorable President Aliyev, the country’s economic indicators have grown exponentially. Since 2003, our government and our nation have achieved unbelievable success in the social sphere, as well as in every other area of development. Huge amounts of money have been invested in various sectors of economy. Furthermore, Azerbaijan has established industries with strong backgrounds and foundations and over 1 million jobs have been created. This has been directly affecting the living standards of the population and increases hope for a prosperous future. I strongly believe that the President will continue to lead our nation into a thriving future.
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