Having entered its fourth edition, ACMA Automechanika New Delhi has raised it curtains today. With 515 exhibitors, the four-day show was inaugurated by Mrs Leena Nandan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India
Emphasising on vehicular safety, Mrs Leena Nandan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India said, “I congratulate the organisers of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2019 for putting up an encouraging show targeting the Indian aftermarket industry. It is overwhelming to witness that the organisers have brought an underlining message on safety with the on-going exhibition. The Government is concerned on the number of road accidents and has initiated a three ‘E’ Safety Policy primarily including Engineering, Education and Enforcement. The government is also closely working with industry body on introducing Standards for aftermarket parts to help address the counterfeit market leading to road fatalities and injuries”.
Looking at the zeal and enthusiasm on the show floor, Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd. shared: “India is proceeding towards becoming one of the most significant market shareholders in the automotive industry. With the notable growth strides taken with every edition, ACMA Automechanika New Delhi has become synonymous to authenticity. The show once again, has successfully attracted the automotive market leaders from all around the globe, reinforcing our commitment to promote best quality products and pure business.”
The leading tradeshow for premium auto components and solutions for the automotive aftermarket was inaugurated by distinguished members from the industry including:
- Mrs Leena Nandan, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India
- Mr Ram Venkataramani, President, ACMA
- r Olaf Musshof, Director Automechanika Frankfurt, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
- Mr Deepak Jain, Vice President, ACMA
- Mr Vinnie Mehta, Director General, ACMA
- Mr Gautam Khanduja, Managing Director, Mnasons
- Mr Michael Dehn, General Manager – Sales & Marketing, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd.
The Indian automotive aftermarket, estimated at INR 70,000 crore in 2018-19, is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.5% for the next few years and register INR 98,000 crore by FY 2023. The key growth drivers for the Indian aftermarket include the sizeable vehicle parc in the country and growing; enhanced average life of vehicles with improvement in road infrastructure and enhanced sourcing of components by global auto giants. Commenting on the future trends in the aftermarket industry, Mr Ram Venkataramani, President, ACMA said, “The future vehicles will become more complex and challenging for the aftermarket industry. With the increasing electronic content, penetration of IoT (Internet of Things), DMS (Dealer Management Services) and self-diagnosis through online guides and shift to online consumer behaviour will accelerate the change in the industry. It is therefore imperative for the manufacturers, local garages, technicians and the mechanics to upskill and remain above the curve.
The event also saw the unveiling of ACMA’s Buyers Guide 2019, the much sought after compendium with details of Indian Auto Component Manufacturers.
With 15 foreign contingents showcasing their best technologies, the event will also host four international pavilions from China, Korea, Taiwan and the U.K. The show will also display a gamut of innovations and live demonstrations from leading companies and brands. Airboss Air Tools, Herrmann-Lack-Technik GmbH, Mato Industries, Oetiker India Pvt. Ltd, Atek, Yaman Engitech Pvt Ltd, and Silkaans Electrical Manufacturing Company Pvt Ltd. are some of the companies launching products and displaying latest advancements. Other notable companies displaying their products include Mansons International Pvt Ltd, ACDelco India, Ample Auto Tech Pvt Ltd, Bosch, Liqui moly GmbH, Delphi Automotive Systems, Elofic Industries Ltd, Aisin Seiki Co. Ltd, Minda Distribution and Services Ltd (MDSL), Him Teknoforge Ltd, Bosch Ltd, Valeo India, ZF India among others.
An interesting knowledge forum is also lined up alongside the show on the second day, 15 February 2019 that would touch on important and pertinent topics related to the industry. The session is themed “Indian auto component industry – Staying competitive with innovation and business transformation" with Siemens being the official “Knowledge Partner” for the seminar. The one day seminar will throw light on the involvement of digitalisation for smoother operations, insights from big data analytics and use of artificial intelligence. Some of the areas covered by the seminar are the Indian automotive aftermarket – fast tracking the growth, Indian auto component industry – staying competitive with innovation and business transformation and a panel discussion on the roadmap for industry 4.0.
Adding to the series of seminars, a conference along with International Purchasing Office (IPOs) Forum on ‘Aftermarket Global Trends and Opportunities’ at Hotel Shangri-La, New Delhi is also being hosted on 15 February 2019. The conference aims at shedding light on the sourcing strategies of global OEMs for aftermarket as also aftermarket opportunities in US, Latin America, Europe and Africa. Post the fair, the IPOs will be visiting ACMA Automechanika New Delhi for business meetings with leading companies at the show.
Automechanika around the globe is known for fostering genuine products for business with its initiative ‘Messe Frankfurt against Copying’. With the help of ACMA’s initiative called Safer Drives, the organisers together will campaign against counterfeiting in the industry and promote the use of genuine products.
Further, a conference by the All India Automobile Workshops Association (AIAWA) is also scheduled during the show. The four day trade fair ending on the 17 February will help the Indian automotive aftermarket and component industry take major steps towards increasing its prominence, making it a key market for the world.
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Background information on Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA)
The Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) is the apex body representing the interest of the Indian Auto Component Industry. Its active involvement in trade promotion, technology up-gradation, quality enhancement and collection & dissemination of information has made it a vital catalyst for this industry’s development. ACMA’s charter is to develop a globally competitive Indian auto component Industry and strengthen its role in national economic development as also promote business through international alliances. ACMA is an ISO 9001:2008 certified Association.