ACMA Automechanika New Delhi, the Indian edition of the 17 Automechanika fairs held across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, is to be held next month at Pragati Maidan (February 14-17) and it bids fair to be a showstopper of a trade fair.
At present, 580 leading auto component manufacturers from 13 countries have been confirmed for the four-day expo, which is the country’s leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket. It is, according to the organisers, “fast moving towards being completely sold out.” The organisers expect another record-breaking opening in 2019 and high engagement with buyers and sellers from across the world.
Confirmations from leading aftermarket manufacturers include Mansons International, Minda Distribution and Services, Ample Auto Tech, Elofic Industries, Him Teknoforge, Bosch, Silver Muller Rubber and Liqui Moly Gmbh among others, shows the 2019 edition will break all records of the 2017 event.
Giving a background of the biennial trade fair, Vinnie Mehta, director general, ACMA, said, “ACMA Automechanika New Delhi is one of the key aftermarket shows in India. We are excited with the response we have received from the participants so far and are looking forward to a power packed event this year. The aftermarket in India grew by 9.8 percent to Rs 61,601 crore (US$ 9.2 billion) in 2017-18 from Rs 56, 096 crore (US$ 8.4 billion) in 2016-17. We are hoping for a highly engaging event with buyers and sellers from across the world.”
Raj Manek, executive director and Board Member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd, commented: “The automotive market is witnessing rapid technological transformation. In tune, regulatory changes in India are also redefining the domestic aftermarket. As organisers, we strive to bring these transformative technologies to the show floor and are looking forward to yet another record-breaking opening in 2019.”
The 2019 edition will be spread across 11 halls and 19,500 square metres and will showcase an array of automotive parts and components, electronics and systems, accessories and customising, repair and maintenance, management and digital solutions and car wash, care and reconditioning of trusted aftermarket brands from over 580 exhibitors from 13 countries.
Bringing in the right mix of international expertise, the fourth edition will host contingents from Belgium, China, Dubai, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Taiwan, the UAE, the U.K. and the USA who will represent the show’s stronger attention on digital automotive innovations and advancements.
Leading trade bodies including All India Automobile Workshops Association, Federation of All India Auto Parts Dealers’ Associations in India, ASA – Federal Association of the Manufacturers and Importers of Automobile Service Equipment (Germany) ZDK – German Federation for Motor Trades and Repairs (Germany) have extended their support to ACMA Automechanika New Delhi. The event will also witness seminars and convergence of association members on all show days. In addition, the organisers are planning an industry conference, which aims to cover themes underpinned on Indian automotive market developments.
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