AUTOMECHANIKA SHANGHAI APPROACHES
The 29 November – 2 December show will host around 6,000 exhibitors and 130,000 visitors
Asia’s automotive industry is undergoing rapid technological changes, thanks to the world’s ever-growing consumer demand for new energy vehicles, faster workshop speeds, increased customisation options and improved in-car technologies.
Many of the region’s aftermarket enterprises are subsequently looking for a more technological edge, more environmentally friendly products and processes, and superior repair and management standards.
This opportunity is already being brought to life at Automechanika Shanghai, Asia’s largest trade fair dedicated to the global automotive service industry.
The show will take place from 29 November – 2 December and will welcome around 6,000 exhibitors and 130,000 visitors. It is also expected to house some of the latest advancements from both the global and domestic automotive industries.
The shift towards new energy and improved service in Asia’s auto industry is also part of a bigger market trend in environmental awareness. With new energy vehicles in China expected to represent at least one fifth of car sales by 2025, a growing number of industry sectors are looking to improve their carbon footprint – including many key players in the aftermarket business.
Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, says this aspect of the automotive sector has become one of the most important parts of the fair in recent years.
“It’s exciting to see so many of our exhibitors looking to promote their work in creating a greener industry, particularly considering the growing environmental concerns in Asia,” Fiona said.
“When these businesses are developing more and more technological advancements for the automotive sector, it’s important that they’re doing it in a responsible way.”
To be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, this year will see the fair expand to 330,000sqm. A new REIFEN zone will showcase the very latest tyre, wheel and rim products, while upgrades to the E-mobility and Infrastructure zone will see an even stronger focus on electronics, systems, and future solutions.
A number of key industry players, including Autoyong, ADAYO, Astrace, CARZONE, Eneos, Fangxing Rubber, Fleetguard, Fuchs, Henkel, Huitian, Isuzu, Linglong, NEXTEV, SINOTRUK, TEN-D Energies and Zhengao Auto will participate at the fair for the first time.
Meanwhile, exhibitors returning to the show include the likes of ACDelco, Asia-Pacific Electrical, BAIC, BASF, Bullsone, China Changan, Continental Automotive, ContiTech, CRRC, Cummins, Dayco, DENSO, Interstate Batteries, Launch, MA-FRA, Mahle, MANN+HUMMEL, Mobiletron, MOTUL, SATA, Schaeffler, SINOTRUK, SK, Snap-on, SONAX, Valeo, Valvoline, VIE and ZF.