Shahab Khodro (Persian: شهاب خودرو) is an Iranian company which manufactures autobuses. Founded in 1962, it is one of the oldest and best-known Iranian motor companies. The company began producing double-decker buses in 1972. In 1987 Shahab Khodro company teamed up with TAM, a former Yugoslavian company, in manufacturing buses. The company later entered into technical co-operation with Renault Group of France, who purchased a 35% stake in the company. In 2003 they began producing CNG buses. The company produces 1000 buses per year and 500 assorted service vehicles. The company produces other vehicle-related products and functions such as frames, body shop, painting shop, chassis assembly line, trimming hall, machining press, and welding shops.