The second edition of India’s only automotive aftermarket trade fair – ACMA Automechanika commenced today at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. With over 400 exhibitors from 12 countries, the exhibition is spread across halls 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 & 12 A and will conclude on March 1st.
Eminent dignitaries from the industry and government attended the inaugural ceremony, which was officiated by Dr. Rajan Katoch, Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industry & Public Enterprises, Government of India, the Chief Guest for the occasion.
Addressing the gathering Dr. Katoch, said, “the Indian automotive aftermarket is at an inflection point where the aftermarket offers a promising future, but the opportunities that arise will come with their share of challenges. Therefore, the Indian auto component industry must develop and cultivate an organised automotive aftermarket supply chain for the industry and integrate with the service and repair segment”.
On the sidelines of the ACMA Automechanika, ACMA also launched the first ACMA Global MSME Summit- ‘Make in India,’ evolving manufacturing through globalization. It focusses on Indian small and medium enterprises and the evolution of global MSMEs in terms of entrepreneurial ability, technology upgradation and innovation.
At the inauguration ceremony, Michael Johannes, Vice President, Brand Management Automechanika, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH said: “ACMA Automechanika New Delhi, with its unrivalled and broad spectrum of products, covers the value chain of the automobile industry in its entirety and offers a specialised platform for business networking between local suppliers and global manufacturers. With industry majors as well as many new companies and country pavilions this year, there is a lot to discover and explore for trade visitors.”
Additionally, in an effort to enable global outreach of its members and capture the huge opportunity in the aftermarket, ACMA unveiled a directory of potential importers of aftermarket parts and accessories across 18 countries at the exhibition.
Source : CarDekho