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1,14,328 business visitors, from 62 countries at the 13th Auto Expo

Parichay Malvankar
Written by Parichay Malvankar

The 13th Auto Expo 2016-Components Show, organised jointly by the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, successfully concluded on February 07, 2016.Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Auto Expo 2016, witnessed hectic business meetings and networking engagements reflecting the positive sentiment in the automotive sector in India.

Shri Anant Geete, Union Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, formally inaugurated the event on February 04 2016.  In line with the Government’s agenda of ‘Make in India’ and to drive home the message on the need for focus on R&D and innovation in the Auto Component Sector, the event was themed as ‘Automotive Technologies that Drive the World’.

The expo truly reflecting the potential of the Indian auto component industry was spread over 80,000 square meters across 18 halls in Pragati Maidan. It witnessed participation from 1,500 companies, which included 900 Indian companies and 600 International exhibitors. The eight dedicated international pavilions from China, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the U.K. attracted a large number of business visitors. Over 1,14,328 focussed trade visitors across four days, from 62 countries, made the event a premier business event in the region.

It was for the first time in the history of this biennial mega-event that an innovation pavilion was set-up. Spread over 100 square meters with 13 leading exhibitors, the Innovation Pavilion was created to draw attention to the latest offerings from the auto component industry – products designed, developed, tested and validated in India. The Innovation Pavilion offered a unique platform to the component manufacturers to display their prowess in developing cutting edge technologies and was much appreciated by the prospective customers.

In continuation of its efforts to create awareness about the disadvantages of counterfeiting and on the need for usage of genuine parts, ACMA’s AsliNaqli pavilion highlighted the ways in which genuine products can be distinguished from their fakes. 12 auto component companies participated in the AsliNaqli Pavillion.

Coinciding with the Auto Expo, ACMA also organised the New Delhi Automotive Summit 2016 on February 05, 2016 with the theme ‘Make Quality & Technology in India’. The summit witnessed participation from several leading global and domestic auto component leaders who shared their views and experiences on making Quality Products for exports out of India, while top-notch OEMs talked about their expectations from component manufacturers with respect to value addition and innovation using frugal engineering.

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Parichay Malvankar

Parichay Malvankar

Founder, owner and editor-in-chief of www.Shifting-Gears.com; a born gearhead, nothing apart from a set of wheels gets his pulse racing.

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