Keeping the interests of the industry at the forefront, Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced a shift in the exhibition cycle for their leading aftermarket exhibition ACMA Automechanika New Delhi. The change signifies the move of the Indian edition from odd years to even years, with its first post-pandemic physical edition scheduled from 1 – 3 February 2024 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi.
Year after year, automotive component and aftermarket professionals from all over the world converge at Automechanika events worldwide to take advantage of the excellent business opportunities presented, make connections and build new relationships. Having established a repute as a trusted business and sourcing platform for the Indian aftermarket, ACMA Automechanika New Delhi has become one of the key strategic meeting points for the industry bringing the exhibitors in contact with national and regional buyers in the Indian sub-continent, and consistently breaking its past records in terms of exhibitors and innovative displays.
The first post-pandemic edition in New Delhi to be staged in February 2024, will mark a key shift in the development of the event, supporting component advancements for shifting mobility trends as well as mark the start of its new cycle in even-numbered years.
Poised to become the third largest automobile market by 2026, next only to China and the US, the Indian market holds strong potential and is a key growth market for global auto component brands. However, the disruptions and postponements caused by the pandemic has pushed forward the schedule of global automotive events. In alignment with the OICA calendar of global auto shows, the Auto Expo will be held every odd year from 2023 onwards. The Components Show held in tandem with the Motor Show will thus take place at the same time. “The shift to an even year cycle will ensure the industry has a common networking point every year and secures business continuity.” shared Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd, explaining the necessary change of timescale for the Indian edition of the renowned platform. “Despite the challenges, the automotive aftermarket has been resilient throughout the last two years and supporting the sector’s increased focus on deep-localisation will be a key goal of the first post-pandemic edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi.” added Manek.
Vinnie Mehta, Director General, Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA) said: “The automotive industry has manoeuvred with great resilience and fortitude the difficult times posed by the COVID pandemic. The Aftermarket through agility, has continued to maintain its vibrancy despite the challenges. With the changes in calendar of global auto shows and readjustment of the exhibition cycle to even years, I am sure that ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will continue to be a successful event and its legacy carried on.”
The mobility and logistics industries are facing radical changes. With 40 trade fairs, conferences and other events worldwide, Messe Frankfurt showcases the current state of the art in the automotive aftermarket, transport and logistics sectors – and it shows where the future of mobility is headed. ACMA Automechanika New Delhi with its pure focus on the automotive aftermarket aims to highlight advancements in the components industry that will continue to lead the transformation in automotive space in the coming years.