Delhi: The third edition of Automechanika India 2003
is being held from 21-24 January 2003 at Pragati Maidan,
fair has, for the first time, opened its doors to motor
vehicles (except passenger vehicles, two- and three-wheelers)
and original equipment manufacturers. In terms of
OEM, Automechanika India follows the strategy of the Automechanika
in Frankfurt, the leading international trade fair of
the automotive sector.
revised product category includes auto design and manufacturing,
auto parts and components for OEM and aftermarket, auto
accessories, auto repair, auto colour, auto station services,
auto business, auto environment, motor vehicles and trailers.
India, this time round, has seen an excellent response
from international companies interested in exploring the
large Indian market. The fair will feature companies from
China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, France, Germany, Italy,
Turkey, the UK and the US. In addition there are also
high-quality Indian companies exhibiting with representation
across all the product categories.
multiple avenues for development and growth in this future-oriented
economy have ensured that Automechanika India comes around
again, says Shammi Nagpal, managing director, Messe
Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd.
all major automobile companies and many medium-sized
firms are active worldwide. With its events Messe
Frankfurt is the worlds only fair and exhibition
company to play a global role in the automotive sector.
Our regional fairs like Automechanika India give companies
the chance to get to know emerging markets.
India is one of the worlds most important automobile
markets and a major vehicle-manufacturing country. The
fact that 40 per cent of exhibitors at Automechanika India
2003 come from outside India reflects the international
significance of the Indian market.
keeping with the Automechanika Academy concept of the
parent show, Automechanika India will feature a strong
support programme of technical seminars focussing on new
technologies, current and future trends, innovation and
research, with presentations by leading international
that Indian manufacturers are actively exploring new markets
such as South Africa, Messe Frankfurt India will present
Clive Williams, executive director of Nacaam (South Africa),
at the Automechanika Academy. At his seminar session on
21 January, Williams appraised Indian manufacturers about
the South African markets and its requirements. Also speaking
at the Automechanika Academy was Eddie Thorning, project
director, Department of Trade and Industry, UK.
22 January he spoke on the evolution of globalisation
and the resulting emerging markets situation, the current
OEM supply chain and opportunities resulting from globalisation
within the automotive industry. He also provided a brief
overview of the European aftermarket.
third day of the fair will feature a series of seminar
sessions focusing on current trends in road safety, development
of road safety culture and the importance of the correct
technology of vehicles and infrastructure development.
fair has also seen a good visitor response from South
Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Malaysia, Chile and Portugal,
to name a few. One such high-profile group was the 20-member
visitor delegation from the Proton Vendors Association
next Automechanika India will be held in 2005.