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ACMA Automechanika ready to reunite aftermarket players through its first-ever virtual edition

14 Apr 2021

Opening doors to lucrative sourcing opportunities, the virtual edition of ACMA Automechanika is all set to unite the auto component and aftermarket players through its integrated digital platform. The online trade fair will provide wider connectivity, garnering the presence of channel players PAN India and globally.

Marking the launch of ACMA Automechanika's virtual edition, Messe Frankfurt India along with ACMA (Automotive Component Manufacturers Association) will welcome aftermarket players on its online networking and sourcing platform from 22 – 23 April 2021.

As the exhibition goes live, buyers will be able to tune in virtually to witness new product launches, demonstrations and conferences organised on the virtual show floor. The digital platform will curate innovative products and solutions from 75 exhibitors in the categories of Auto Components, Electronics & Systems, Accessories & Customizing, Repair & Maintenance, Management & Digital Solutions and Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning.

The product demonstration feature will enable visitors to gain an in-depth knowledge of the innovations showcased by the exhibitors. One of the leading aftermarket players, Schaeffler India will also demonstrate their products as the principal partner for this year’s edition. During the fair, buyers can automatically connect with exhibitors via the AI-assisted virtual platform as they launch a product query, thus ensuring a smooth and uninterrupted exchange.

The two-day virtual fair will host a series of panel discussions that delve into contemporary industry topics, such as digitisation, exports and business drivers and skilling initiative. These virtual sessions will provide an insightful outlook on the Indian aftermarket industry, thereby enabling aftermarket players to identify new opportunities and expand their industry know-how.

Among the speakers at these sessions will be industry’s most prominent experts, including:

·         Mr Ashok Taneja, MD, CEO & Managing Director, Shriram Pistons

·         Mr Ramashankar Pandey, MD, Hella India Lighting, and Chairman, Aftermarket Committee, ACMA

·         Mr P Kaniappan, Managing Director, ZF Group

·         Mr Debasish Satpathy, VP – Automotive Aftermarket, Schaeffler India

·         Mr Nirmal K. Minda Chairman & Managing Director, Unominda

·         Mr Jagdeep Rangar, Managing Director, Stork Rubber Products Pvt Ltd

·         Mr S Muralidharan, Principal Consultant, Mobility Aftermarket

·         Mr Nikunj Sanghi, Chairman, Automotive Skills Development Council (ASDC)

With the support of leading industry associations, such as: AIAWA (All India Automobile Workshops Association) and FAIASPDA (Federation of All India Automobile Spare Parts Dealers' Associations), the first virtual edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will feature solutions and knowledge sessions to aid aftermarket players amid the changing business landscape. 

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Messe Frankfurt Group employs around 2,500* people in a total of 30 subsidiaries. The company generated annual sales of approximately €250* million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €738 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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* preliminary figures 2020

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.