The 2nd edition of India’s
premium automotive aftermarket trade fair – ACMA Automechanika New Delhi—began
in New Delhi on February 26, 2015. More than 400 exhibitors from 12 countries are
showcasing the latest in auto-parts at the show. The show is spread across
Beginning on a promising note,
the exhibition unveiled speciality products, auto components and innovative
aftermarket accessories by leading manufacturers from India and host of
countries including Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Japan,
Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UAE, USA and the UK.
Motown India magazine is one
of the media partners to this prestigious show.
The inaugural ceremony was officiated
by Dr. Rajan Katoch, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy
Industry & Public Enterprises, Government of India. He was Chief Guest for
the occasion. Addressing the gathering Dr. Katoch, said, “The Indian automotive
aftermarket is at an inflection point where the aftermarket offers a promising
future, but the opportunities that arise will come with their share of
challenges. Therefore, the Indian auto component industry must develop and
cultivate an organised automotive aftermarket supply chain for the industry and
integrate with the service and repair segment”.
Outlining the opportunity in
the Indian aftermarket industry, Ramesh Suri, President, ACMA, said, “The
Indian automotive component aftermarket industry clocked a turnover of Rs
36,000 crore (USD 6 billion) in 2013 and is projected to touch Rs 77,000 crore
(USD 12.85 billion) by 2020. The Indian aftermarket industry recorded an
impressive cumulative growth rate of 15 percent in FY14. This year we expect
the overall component industry to grow in a single digit while the aftermarket
will continue to grow in double digits”
Also present at the
inauguration ceremony, Michael Johannes, Vice President, Brand Management
Automechanika, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH said: “ACMA Automechanika New
Delhi, with its unrivalled and broad spectrum of products, covers the value
chain of the automobile industry in its entirety and offers a specialised
platform for business networking between local suppliers and global
manufacturers. With industry majors as well as many new companies and country
pavilions this year, there is a lot to discover and explore for trade
At the exhibition ACMA
Automechanika New Delhi, ‘ACMA’s ‘Asli Naqli’ Pavilion and Messe Frankfurt
Against Copying’ campaign not only aimed at educating aftermarket professionals
about disadvantages and risks involved in using fake parts for vehicles, but
also allowed visitors to evaluate parts and components and distinguish real
from fake, to make well-informed procurement decisions.
Some of the new products that
visitors can see at the fair include: Electric vehicle - battery operated three
wheeler by U.P Telelinks Ltd, IP 68 waterproof “Seal Gen2 Series” self-recovery
winches by Comeup Industries Inc, LPR s.r.l’s EasyKit that allows mechanics to
replace old parts all at once, an economical alternative for replacing clogged
diesel particulate filters by LIQUI MOLY among others.
On the sidelines of the ACMA
Automechanika New Delhi exhibition, ACMA also launched the first ACMA Global
MSME Summit: “Make in India – Evolving Manufacturing through Globalization”
which focussed on Indian small and medium enterprises and the evolution of
global MSMEs in terms of entrepreneurial ability, technology upgradation and
innovation. The session also gave an opportunity to understand business
openings in adjacent industries like Off-Highway Vehicle, Urban Transport
System, Defence (Indigenization) and Agricultural Machinery.
Additionally, ACMA unveiled a
Directory of potential Importers of Aftermarket Parts & Accessories across
18 countries at the ACMA Automechanika New Delhi trade fair. This is yet
another of ACMA’s effort in enabling global outreach of its members and capture
the huge upside opportunity in the aftermarket.
Spread across halls 8, 9, 10,
11, 12 & 12 A of Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the exhibition will conclude on
1 March, 2015. The exhibition will provide visitors an ideal meeting ground
with aftermarket players to learn about the opportunities and procure genuine
auto-parts, core component technologies and hi-performance aftermarket products
from world-leading manufacturers and suppliers across the globe.
Entry is free-of-charge for
business and trade professionals.