Issue: Dec 2011


Automechanika Shanghai set to open with record number of exhibitors



New halls and theme areas to meet industry demand

by Clinton Wright

Automechanika Shanghai, the annual trade fair for automotive parts, equipment and services, will open with a record number of exhibitors when it is held from 7 – 10 December 2011 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China.

Organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and China National Automotive Industry International Corporation (CNAICO), the seventh edition of the show will once again break records with a 15% increase in both exhibitor numbers and exhibition space.

This year, 3,600 exhibitors from 36 countries and regions (compared to 27 last year) will join the show. Exhibitors such as Affinia, Corghi, Federal Mogual, NTN-SNR, Panasonic, Philips, and Schaeffler will display their latest automotive products and services in 160,000 sqm of exhibition space covering 13 halls, six temporary halls and an outdoor exhibition area.

The featured brands who will exhibit at Automechanika Shanghai 2011 also include:

Parts & components – ArvinMeritor, BorgWarner, Brembo, Changan Automobile, Continental VDO, Contitech, Cummins, Dayco, Delphi, Mahle, Mann+Hummel, TRW, Unipoint, Wanxiang, Xinyi Automotive Fitting, Yuchai Machinery and ZF

Repair & maintenance – Balance, Bantam, Bosch, Bright Technology, Ever-eternal, Giuliano, Jonnesway, Karcher, Launch Tech, MAHA, SPX, Stanley and Zonda

The show is also attracting more overseas pavilions. Altogether there will be 12 pavilions, including first time pavilions from India and Japan. The Indian pavilion is supported by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). And the Japanese pavilion is organised by Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO).

Commenting on the upcoming show, Mr Michael Johannes, Vice President, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH said: “Automechanika Shanghai is the largest fair of its kind in Asia and this year we are expecting more than 60,000 visitors from around the world. Part of this visitor number will include nine overseas buyer delegations from Australia, Indonesia, India, Iran, Malaysia, the Middle East, Pakistan, Peru and Poland. There will also be Chinese delegations from the provinces of Hunan, Fujian and Guangdong, as well as purchasing department representatives from leading Chinese car manufacturers BAIC, BYD and JAC who will conduct business meetings during the show.”

New themes areas to meet industry demand

Automechanika Shanghai is helping the auto industry to meet challenges and explore potential business opportunities by introducing three new theme areas – the Accessories Hall, Remanufacturing Pavilion and New Energy Zone.

The Accessories Hall will showcase local and international accessories and tuning products, and exhibitors include Biaobang, Chief, EGR, ITW and Liqui Moly.

The Remanufacturing Pavilion has been created in response to the growing awareness of environmental protection and the use of recycling in the auto industry. The pavilion is supported by the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) and China National Resources Recycling Association Remanufacture Committee (CRRA). Caterpillar is one of the new pavilion exhibitors.

Another fast growing trend is new energy vehicles, and in response to this the New Energy Zone will present innovative products. Related overseas associations such as Austrian Sustainable Mobility and the Electric Vehicle Association of the Philippines will exhibit and share their experiences and technology.

Fringe programme covers a wide range of topics

Running concurrently with the show will be a series of fringe programmes covering issues from remanufacturing and new energy to auto accessories, parts & components and repair & maintenance. This year, there will be 27 fringe programme, compared to 15 last year. Highlights include:

• Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) International Forum in Shanghai
• Automotive Afternarket Summit 2011 – Innovating and Industry Business Model
• Chinese Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers & Distributors Networking Event
• Correct Mounting: The Key to Profit of Workshops by Schaeffler
• Insured Cars Collision Repair: Business Rating and Its Parts Supply Chain Seminar
• Automechanika Matchmaking Forum
• International Automotive Congress 2011
• 2011 International Market Development Forum of China Commercial Vehicle & Engine Parts
• The 2nd China Electric Vehicle Industry Award Presentation Ceremony and the China Industry Chain of Electric Vehicle Development Forum
• Breakthrough Performance Training for the Automotive Repair and Maintenance Service Industry manager
• China Auto Accessories E-commerce Forum 2011
• Driving the Future through Leading Technology Seminar by Federal Mogul
From 7 – 9 December, Automechanika Shanghai will open from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm and from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on 10 December. For more details, please visit www.automechanika-shanghai.com or email auto@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com.

Automechanika Shanghai is one of 11 Automechanika fairs held in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa. For further information about the Automechanika shows, please visit www.automechanika.com  

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is Germany’s leading trade fair organiser, with 448.3 million euros in sales and more than 1,600 active employees worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries, five branch offices and 52 international Sales Partners, giving it a presence for its customers in more than 150 countries. Events “made by Messe Frankfurt” take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2010, Messe Frankfurt organised 87 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds, featuring 578,000 square metres, are currently home to ten exhibition halls and an adjacent Congress Center. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.

For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com  


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