This year’s show will have over 180,000 square metres of exhibition space, an increase of 13 percent compared to last year’s expo. In addition, 3,900 exhibitors are expected from 37 countries and regions, including 13 overseas pavilions. This growth is mainly due to a significant increase in overseas exhibitors as well as the expanded halls for Repair & Maintenance and Accessories & Tuning. Over 70,000 buyers and professional visitors are expected.
The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) is expected to put up a strong show in Shanghai with its own pavilion and member companies. The Indian industry body has last month inked a tie-up with Messe Frankfurt to hold ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in February 2013. Last year, ACMA hosted the first-ever Indian pavilion housing 21 exhibitors at Automechanika Shanghai.
Jason Cao, general manager, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, said: “Many local and international brands launch new products at Automechanika Shanghai. This year the show welcomes many new leading industry companies, while many existing brands are expanding their booths.”
Among the 2012 first-time exhibitors is Valeo. Daniel Tung, general manager for Valeo Service China, commented: “Valeo Service China will display its full range of premium products (wiper, braking, filters, clutch, starter/alternator, lighting, thermal products) at Automechanika Shanghai.”
To support the huge demand from overseas companies, Automechanika Shanghai is setting up new international zones in the product halls, in addition to the well-established International hall. Furthermore, expanded Repair & Maintenance and Accessories & Tuning halls will offer exhibitors a better marketing platform. The 40,000 square metre dedicated Repair & Maintenance hall is expected to attract more than 400 exhibitors, including several pavilions, especially from the tools sector which will double in size at the 2012 show. Furthermore, exhibition space of other international exhibitors in the Repair & Maintenance hall will increase twofold.
Exhibitors will be showing workshop equipment and tools, diagnostic and testing technology, as well as body repair and car painting. The Accessories Hall will be double the size of the 2011 show and 600 exhibitors are expected to occupy 25,000 square metres. It will feature electronic appliances, interior and exterior accessories, car care as well as tuning.