Start-ups and parts makers gather at ACMA’s i-AutoConnect

The event was attended by many buyers from the Middle-East, Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 04 Oct 2022 Views icon5688 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body for India’s auto component industry  concluded the seventh edition of ‘i-AutoConnect 2022, its flagship reverse buyers and sellers meet. 

The objective of the event was to provide ACMA members a platform to showcase their aftermarket products and capabilities for exports. The exhibition was held on October 3-4, 2022, at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, India.

Sunjay J Kapur, president, ACMA and chairman of Sona Comstar, said:  “With the mantra to ‘Go global & produce Local’, the i-AutoConnect is ACMA’s premiere reverse buyers-sellers meet to promote exports of India-made aftermarket components and technologies. With the event hosting over 150 focused international dealers and distributors, it gives our local components manufacturers a first-hand understanding of the requirements of the global buyers and markets.”

Vinnie Mehta, director general, ACMA said, “ This is first of our such shows after the pandemic, entirely focused on aftermarket exports. I am delighted that the response has been phenomenal from both the exhibitors as well as buyers from several countries including the Middle-East, Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia. The enthusiastic participation is also indicative of the fact that the world today is placing greater trust of India-made products.”

Apart from the participation by reputed component manufacturers, several start-ups working in the domains of market aggregation, software solutions, material sourcing and procurement also participated at the show.

The event saw several participants including Anand Automotive, Amalgamation Group, Bharat Forge, Lumax Auto Technologies, Spark Minda NBC Bearings, Abilities India Pistons, Mahale, NRB Bearings and Pricol, among others.  

Start-ups such as LAMI Advances Solutions (a platform for auto component after-market), CapGrid (working in the domain of reimagining strategic sourcing) and NAKAD 360 (Revolutionising ledger reconciliation process) also took part.

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