A fortnight from now, the fourth edition of the leading automotive aftermarket trade fair – ACMA Automechanika New Delhi – will open at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi (February 14-17, 2019). Market leaders such as Bosch, Delphi Automotive Systems, Elofic Industries, Mansons International, and Minda Distribution and Services are among the many exhibitors at the fourth edition of the show.
This year’s event, which will reveal the latest advancements from 16 countries, has drawn over 500 exhibitors who will showcase an expansive range of solutions in automotive parts and components, electronics and systems, accessories and customizing, repair and maintenance, management and digital solutions and car wash, care and reconditioning.
Clearly, with the rapid growth in vehicle parc and new vehicle launches on the anvil, India’s automotive aftermarket is gearing up with solutions that are both innovative and enduring.
Having made its debut in 2013, ACMA Automechanika New Delhi has more than doubled in terms of space and exhibitor growth. The fourth edition, which was completely sold out a month prior to the fair, will bring together market leaders and innovators such as ACDelco India, Ample Auto Tech, Bosch, Delphi Automotive Systems, Elofic Industries, Mansons International, Minda Distribution and Services, Him Teknoforge, Valeo India and ZF India among others.
For 2019, Mansons is focusing on market awareness and brand consolidation for their expanded product portfolio for Indian and European commercial vehicle components with special emphasis on components for NVH, Driveline and Cabin categories. According to managing director Gautam Khanduja, “In recognition of its prominence as a key meeting platform for the auto components industry, we see a sold-out event for the ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2019 as one which endorses our decision in being a key partner for this important global Indian event.”
Another leading player, Atek, feels this is an important launch platform to meet Indian and international buyers. Namman Chaudhary, Vice-President, said: “We feel it is a great launch platform as it brings in foreign buyers as well. We are excited to launch Atek’s Control Arm Range for the Indian market, alongside our new-generation vehicle range.”
Visitors to ACMA Automechanika New Delhi can expect to view and experience exciting new product displays such as:
- A unique air impact wrench with twin hammer mechanism by Airboss Air Tools
- A one-of-a-kind IONSTAR anti-static pistol for painting workshops or body shops that requires no power supply via cable, no batteries or battery packs, by Herrmann-Lack-Technik GmbH
- Newly launches technology for Common Rail Tester by Mato Industries
- Heavy duty V-profile clamps for commercial and industrial vehicles by Oetiker India.
- Launch of Western Bearing India with extra ball for use where the load and speed both are high and JCB Bearing, a specially designed tool for carrying heavy load without sound
- A new 2-step-laser welding machine LasIR Turn2Weld that allows components with inserts or difficult geometries that could not laser welded with traditional methods
- Sintered Disc Brake Pads / Ceramic Brake Pads which ensure lower wear rate and consistent co efficient of friction by Yaman Engitech
Alongside promoting new innovations, the organisers will also address the need for safer roads and usage of genuine auto parts and protection against product piracy through ACMA’s Safer Drives and ‘Messe Frankfurt against Copying’ campaigns at the fair. The campaigns aim to underline the need for reliable products to address the rising concerns on counterfeits sold in the replacement market. A closed door session by All India Automobile Workshops Association (AIWA) is also slated to take place at the fair.
Forum on Aftermarket Global Trends and Opportunities, Seminar on Industry 4.0
Adding to the series of fringe programmes, ACMA too will be hosting a conference along with International Purchasing Office (IPOs) Forum on Aftermarket Global Trends and Opportunities at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi on 15 February 2019. The conference aims to shed light on the sourcing strategies of global OEMs for aftermarket as also aftermarket opportunities in the US, Latin America, Europe and Africa. After the forum, the IPOs will be visiting ACMA Automechanika New Delhi for key meetings lined up at the show.
Concurrently, on the same day, Messe Frankfurt India will be hosting a seminar alongside the fair focused on enabling the Indian auto component industry to embrace Industry 4.0. Conceptualised with German technology major Siemens as the knowledge partner, the seminar will take place alongside the fair at Hall 7 in Pragati Maidan.
Ashish Bhat, executive vice-president and Head, Digital Factory, Siemens India, said: “The automotive component industry in India is making significant progress in the adoption of Industry 4.0 and there is great potential to take this sector a step ahead. With digitalisation, manufacturing enterprises, especially SMEs can enhance their efficiency to fight scale, reduce cost of production, minimise manufacturing defects, and shorten production time. With this, they can not only meet international quality standards but also strengthen their position as competent suppliers for the global market.”
The Indian auto component industry, which had an annual turnover of US$ 51.2 billion in 2017-18, is expected to cross US$ 200 billion by 2026. Digitisation of manufacturing operations and investing in technologies such as PLM and simulation is set to be crucial differentiators in making companies globally competitive and cater to the emerging needs of next-generation automobiles in the wake of the E-vehicle revolution and connected mobility megatrends. Innovation and product development hold the key to tap the biggest growth opportunities in the future and the seminar will enable sector players to decode Industry 4.0 in order to move beyond the traditional ‘build-to-print’ approach.
Punjab woos India Auto Inc
Home to one of the fastest growing auto manufacturing industries in India, Punjab has signed up as the Official State Partner for the ACMA Automechanika Seminar and will be promoting policies and investment prospects at in a bid to attract companies and investors to the state. Rajat Agarwal, IAS, Chief Executive Officer, Invest Punjab said, “We are developing a state-of-the-art Hi-Tech Valley at Ludhiana to make it a hub of mobility sector with special emphasis on E-vehicles. Through this partnership with ACMA Automechanika, we want to reach out to sector players to initiate investment opportunities and partner in the growth story of a New Punjab."
Recognised as one of the most influential events for the aftermarket business globally, ACMA Automechanika New Delhi is one of 17 Automechanika fairs held across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.