TAIPEI, Taiwan More than 1,100 exhibitors with 3,030 booths packed the NANGANG Exhibition Hall in Taipei for the combined 2013 Taipei International Auto Parts & Accessories Show (TAIPEI AMPA) and Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show (AutoTronics Taipei).
The organizer of the shows, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), says the turnout for shows, held April 10-13, is a 6.7 percent increase over last year’s show. In another part of the city, two other shows were held: the Taiwan International Motorcycle Show and the Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show. Organizers say the combined four-in-one shows are a first for Asia.
TYC garnered two awards — one for its adaptive front lighting (AFS) headlamp and the other for its full LED tail lamp.
TAITRA officials say the combined AMPA and AutoTronics shows were expected to attract 6,500 buyers and generate more than $1.3 billion in business. This year marks the 29th AMPA show and eighth AutoTronics show.
In prepared remarks, Dr. Chih-Kang Wang, chairman of TAITRA, said, “Taiwan’s automotive parts and accessories industry is highly export-oriented and has proven itself to be extremely competitive in overseas markets. There are around 2,800 automotive parts and accessories manufacturers in Taiwan, of which nearly 90 percent are oriented toward the domestic and overseas aftermarket segment.”
Michael Hu, of Depo Group/Maxzone Auto Parts, displayed company headlamp prototypes.
Representatives from buyers such as Audi, Fiat and Advance Auto Parts attended the shows. A total of 434 buyers from the United States attended.
TAITRA arranged for at least 110 firms exhibiting at the show to meet with 41 international buyers, for a total of 782 one-on-one sessions.
Twelve Taipei AMPA innovation awards were announced.
In the auto parts segment, recipients were: TYC Brother Industries Co. Ltd. for its adaptive front lighting (AFS) headlamp. The company also won another award for its full LED tail lamp. In addition, Nankang Rubber Tire Corp. received an award for its ECO-2 tire.
AMPA also awarded several companies in the accessories
category. Those were:
Zung Sung Enterprise Co. Ltd. for its non-polar jump starter
ATBS Technology Co. Ltd. for its iOBD2 TPMS
Whetron Electronics Co. Ltd. for its forward safety warning system
Cub Elecparts Inc. for its TPMS system
Red Heart Enterprise Co. for its common vehicle Seat Slider Rail
In the auto electronics finished products category, the winners were:
E-Lead Electronic Co. for its car navigation with flat surface
Holux Technology for its Hypo-Vigilance/Fatigue Detector DFD-100B
Jet Optoelectronics Co. for its car entertainment system
Mobiletron Electronics for its economy, high-sensitivity, anti-glare night vision camera.