The event, which focused on automotive parts, products and equipment including tires featured 1,250 exhibitors in six halls. In addition, there were a number of special events and seminars.
Of the total number of event visitors, some 5,300 came from overseas, including South Korea, Taiwan, Iran, Russia, India, Japan, Turkey, U.S., Denmark and the United Arab Emirates.
"For us, Automechanika Shanghai is a must-attend show," said Wang Xi Lin of Launch Tech, a Chinese company providing a full range of equipment and service solutions for workshops. "We have exhibited at this fair every year, and have witnessed its rapid growth. To be honest, we are not surprised by its expanding speed considering how fast-growing the industry is and how influential the Automechanika brand is. Competition is fierce in the Chinese domestic aftermarket industry, and the urge to grow our international business is another driver for us to attend Automechanika Shanghai. In my opinion, this fair has the highest international status among all the Chinese trade fairs for automotive and aftermarket."
"We are pleased and proud about the growth and development of Automechanika in Shanghai," said Stephan Kurzawski of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH – organizer of the show. "This industry is growing extremely fast: China produced over 7.2 million motor vehicles in the first 10 months of this year, up 22% over last year, creating huge demand in the aftermarket sector. In addition, governmental bodies are working on new policies that will help clean the air. So, while we continue to hear good and positive news like this from every corner of the auto industry in China, we can expect Automechanika Shanghai to continue to play a key role in bringing the entire industry together, and providing a place where new products & technology can be sourced, and vital market information can be learned." (Tire Review/Akron)