Autopromotec Confirms Industrial Vehicle Service For 2015 Show

Autopromotec Confirms Industrial Vehicle Service For 2015 Show

The initiative for heavy trucks will focus on LNG (liquefied natural gas) engines.

Autopromotec -Industrial-Vehicle Service For 2015 Show

BOLOGNA, Italy — The organizers of Autopromotec, the biennial exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products, confirm the Industrial Vehicle Service initiative, devoted to heavy vehicle maintenance and repair in the 26th edition of the show that will take place in Bologna, May 20–24, 2015.

The initiative, which was first launched during Autopromotec 2011, focuses on trucks and features an exclusive guide reserved for all exhibiting companies involved with heavy truck maintenance and repair, along with a specific logo that identifies manufacturers of truck equipment, spare parts and components.

In a persistently fragile economic situation that is seriously endangering the survival of many trucking companies, proper vehicle maintenance takes on an essential role (many fleet owners cannot afford to buy new vehicles), together with innovative technologies aimed at reducing operating costs. This need is behind this edition’s Industrial Vehicle Service, which, besides the latest equipment, spare parts and components for heavy vehicles provided by the most renowned industry leaders, will highlight all the innovative technologies revolving around fuel gas, now so determining in cutting operating costs and emissions, as required by regulations that are becoming more and more environmentally friendly.

With this in mind, in 2013 Autopromotec started promoting the fuel gas distribution network, from producers to distributors and users, with particular attention given to CNG (compressed natural gas) and LNG (liquefied natural gas) systems, and showcased dual-fuel, bi-fuel and ICE LNG-powered engines for commercial and heavy duty trucks. Promotion will be the main activity for the 2015 Industrial Vehicle Service, so much so that the organizers have already announced an innovative exhibition project in Area 44, which will house the whole LNG network. This strategically located space will host gas producers,
local distributors, conversion systems for existing vehicles, cylinders and components, and finally, all LNG-powered vehicles manufactured by the leading brands that are embracing the alternative fuel.

Industrial Vehicle Service, however, is more than just an exhibition area, since it also features conventions and one-on-one meetings with industry professionals, to draw attention to current issues of the trucking industry and find solutions to on-going problems. The Autopromotec organizers, confident of the interest recorded in the previous editions and well aware of the importance of green fuel in the trucking industry, have planned meetings, round tables and practical initiatives with major sector professionals. Federmetano (the Italian Association of natural gas distributors) will be a partner of the trade show in the organization of forums and conventions which will also involve all trucking
associations and related ministries that are interested in updating regulations with a view to developing a sector that is crucial.

The European “LNG Blue Corridors” project, aimed at opening green gas filling stations along four main roads that cross the continent from south to north, already includes a filling station in Italy. More such stations are expected to open soon, because the market is now ready to turn to gas fuel to reduce costs
by up to 50 percent. Consequent upgrading of all fleet vehicles is expected to involve thousands of operators and 2 million vehicles, with a turnover exceeding 1 billion euros.

With its Industrial Vehicle Service initiative, Autopromotec once again anticipates future trends of the automotive maintenance and repair industry, and represents one of the most important, must-see international exhibitions of cost-effective technologies for light and heavy trucks.

The official partner for Industrial Vehicle Service 2015 is once again Eventservizi, whose CEO Giuseppe Ruberto has long been committed to the business, serving as a technical and commercial consultant.

For updates on Autopromotec 2015, visit www.autopromotec.com and follow the show on Facebook  and Twitter @Autopromotec and #Autopromotec2015.
.

You May Also Like

Schaeffler Recognized as a GM 2023 Top Global Supplier

This is the fourth time Schaeffler has been honored with this award.

Schaeffler announced it was recently recognized as a top global supplier of 2023 by General Motors during the automaker’s annual Supplier of the Year event in Miami, Florida. This is the fourth time Schaeffler has been honored with this award.

Emphasizing shared values between GM and global suppliers, the rigorous selection process distinguishes those who align closely with GM’s principles, Schaeffler said. These values, rooted in performance, innovation, cultural alignment, and commitment to GM’s ambitious goals, serve as the foundation of the selection criteria.

What’s Next For Aftermarket Distribution?

Despite ongoing consolidation, experts say there is still a viable future for independent distributors.

Schaeffler, ATSG Partner to Support Technical Education

Schaeffler will provide ATSG members with ongoing education and technical resources.

What the Future Holds for the Aftermarket at AAPEX 2024

Attending AAPEX provides automotive professionals with the latest insights and innovations from industry leaders.

Schaeffler Releases TorCon 6L80 Torque Converter

The LuK TorCon 6L80 is “the only all-new, never remanufactured torque converter available in the aftermarket,” Schaeffler said.

Other Posts

Advance Announces Merchandising Leadership Changes

Bruce Starnes, new executive vice president, chief merchant, takes over for the retiring Ken Bush.

LKQ Publishes Global Sustainability Report

LKQ’s reports efforts to drive sustainable success for customers, employees and local communities.

5 Minutes With: Matt Crumpton, NAPA

Crumpton is director of program development for Auto Care/AAA/Autotech at NAPA.

Keynote Speaker Announced for AAPEX 2024

Erin Andrews will present the Keynote Breakfast address at AAPEX 2024.