NEW DELHI, India ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will be the nation’s first-ever trade exhibition, specialised and dedicated to the auto-component aftermarket, and is expected to attract industry professionals from India and across the world, show organizers say.
The show is Feb. 7-10, 2013, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India. As the converging hub for major local and international auto component businesses, the New Delhi show will cover the sectors of parts and systems, accessories and tuning, tires and batteries, repair and maintenance, IT and management, service station and car wash and the latest automobile services. The fair will provide participants access to new markets while affirming its status as a solid platform for networking.
The 2013 show has already been sold out, with more than 250 exhibitors confirmed to occupy more than 102,000 square foot of exhibition space. Participating exhibitors are from countries including China, Germany, India, Italy, Russia and the U.K., with more than 100 exhibitors from overseas. More than 20,000 visitors are expected to attend the four-day show. Sponsors for the fair have come from a wide range of sectors in the automotive components industry. Shriram Pistons and Rings Ltd will support the show as a Platinum Partner along with ARO Equipments. Anand Automotive Limited and ZF India have come on board as Gold Partners. ESCORTS Auto Products has confirmed its support as a Silver Partner, while ELOFIC Industries will support as Bronze Partner. The exhibitors list can be accessed online at: www.acma-automechanika.in/exhibitors.php.
The event’s organisers, ACMA and Messe Frankfurt, will make a strong effort to combat counterfeiting at the show. ACMA for example, has established a campaign dubbed “ASLI-NAQLI,” while Messe Frankfurt‘s global initiative “Messe Frankfurt Against Copying” will provide global assistance in ensuring the intellectual property of the fair’s exhibitors and spread awareness on benefits of using genuine auto components.
Commenting on the initiative, Surinder Kanwar, president of ACMA said, “We at ACMA are delighted to partner with Messe Frankfurt. The Indian aftermarket has significantly grown in size and we hope that ACMA Automechanika India will further boost this market’s development. ACMA will also mobilise participation and business delegations to Automechanika’s 12 other worldwide fairs held in Asia, Europe, North America, South America and Africa.”
Held concurrently with the exhibition, ACMA will organize an aftermarket seminar, from Feb. 8-9, 2013. The seminar aims to help attendees understand current and future trends in the aftermarket industry, as well as examine the challenges and opportunities the sector has to offer. As the aftermarket services sector has evolved, the distribution channels necessary to meet buyers’ needs have grown accordingly, in tune with evolving market forces and changing consumer preferences. At the symposium, prominent speakers from across the industry will offer insight on issues and the latest trends prevalent in both India and the world’s aftermarket sector.
Raj Manek, managing director, Messe Frankfurt India, said, “Messe Frankfurt’s partnership with ACMA is continuing to be a very fruitful venture. By combining our expertise in the organization of automobile exhibitions around the world and ACMA’s invaluable knowledge of India’s auto component industry, I strongly believe the New Delhi fair will serve as the perfect industry trading platform. The 2013 show will offer attendees the chance to witness India’s growing aftermarket sector. I am sure there will be something at the show for everyone involved in automotive technology to discover great business opportunities.”