One of India’s well known automotive exhibitions, ACMA Automechanika is gearing up for its fifth edition slated to be held between April 22 – 25, 2021 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. The show will be organised in a hybrid format in 2021. It essentially means will be available as a physical exhibition and an online event.
As the organisers, Messe Frankfurt India and The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA), are gearing up for the latest edition, the focus is on the need for deep localisation and the role of the Budget 2021 in promoting this objective.
Commenting on the industry and its leading exhibition in the automotive aftermarket, Raj Manek, Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd., shares: “It is very vital to provide a push to local manufacturers to bolster the domestic supply chain and strengthen the automotive industry from its very core.”
Vinnie Mehta, Director General – Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) also shared his views on the upcoming edition of ACMA Automechanika, “The excitement is mounting as the biennial ACMA Automechanika New Delhi, the flagship Aftermarket Expo, draws closer. To be organised jointly by ACMA and Messe Frankfurt, the event is being held at an opportune time as the automotive market gains momentum post the pandemic hiatus. The expo, probably, the first of its kind in the 'real world' since the lockdown, will be a ‘Hybrid’ one. Bridging the best of a physical and online exhibition, the one-stop sourcing platform will provide a preview of the latest aftermarket innovations and a sneak-peek into shapes of things to come.”
Mehta elaborated that, “the expo will be a booster shot to bring the industry back on track. It will also help consolidate India’s position as a major manufacturing hub for automotive components. Apart from a strong presence of domestic and international aftermarket product exhibitors, the popular business event will not only attract the domestic buyers but also the international OEMs and aftermarket distributors.”
This fair is often considered a meeting point of new technologies, leading automotive aftermarket service providers and components manufacturers. Electric vehicles no doubt will be on top of the agenda list, with world’s leading electric car company setting up its base in India. “Thus, a more resolute approach towards e-mobility by OEMs will largely benefit in the long-term,” Manek added.
The last edition connected more than 515 exhibitors with 13,267 visitors from 42 countries