World’s Largest Auto Parts Show Held in New Pattern, Attended by Ding Hongxiang, Deputy General Manager of Sinomach

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       Co-hosted by China National Machinery Industry Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “Sinomach”) and Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai), the 15th Automechanika Shanghai (hereinafter referred to as “AMS”) was held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from December 3-6. AMS attracted more than 6,590 exhibitors from 46 countries and regions around the world, covering a total exhibition area of 360,000 square meters, and all of the space currently available in the exhibition hall. All product sectors, thematic areas and activities held simultaneously focused on industry hot spots, comprehensively presenting the latest technology products and development trends of the automobile industry.
 
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       At the media exchange meeting held on the opening day on December 3, Zhao Lizhi, General Manager of Sinomach, stressed that the AMS showed China’s considerable power in the international auto parts trade, in addition to strength from the strong impetus brought on by economic globalization and its duty to promote open cooperation and common development.
 
       Following the media exchange meeting, Ding Hongxiang, member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Deputy General Manager of Sinomach, Zhou Yamin, Secretary of the Party Committee and Chairman of Sinomach, Zhao Lizhi, General Manager, Cheng Yongshun, Deputy General Manager and others attended the opening ceremony and toured the AMS hall.
 
       At the opening ceremony, Zhou Yamin explained that AMS was based on a new starting point. Zhou said he hopes that all parties will be able to seize the development trend of the industry, keep up with changing trends, bring more powerful development momentum to the automobile and parts industry and make greater contributions to the national economy.
 
       Ding Hongxiang and other leaders focused on emerging parts enterprises, such as electricity and internet connections, during the tour. They viewed both manufacturing and manufacturing services, and shared with the exhibition guests and exhibitors the future development direction of the automobile and auto parts industry, as well as discussed new technologies and new patterns.
 

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       This year marks the 15th anniversary of AMS. As popular as ever, this year’s AMS set new records in various aspects. The exhibitors at the AMS increased by 5% year-on-year, the highest ever figure of industry participation. Meanwhile, many new thematic areas and simultaneous activities brought focus to the industry’s cutting-edge trends, giving participants access to the latest industry information close to the market. Among the participants, the number of overseas exhibitors in the auto repair and maintenance sector increased 21% year-on-year. The two major sectors of auto supplies and auto modification have enjoyed rapid development this year, with overseas exhibitors increasing 19%. These figures show the great potential of the automobile after-sales market. Their market shares in the global market have seen steady increases in China and beyond.
 
       To cater to the increasing industry participation and further improve the audience’s visit experience, the AMS covers the latest products, services and technologies at different stages of the automobile industry chain, including automobile parts, electronics and systems, automobile supplies, repair and maintenance and REIFEN (tires). In addition to the five major sectors mentioned above, there were a number of other sectors which saw profound change this year. Deriving from the original section, the automobile repacking section covers 44,000 square meters and focuses on the latest customized repacking exhaust system, chassis repacking and other related tasks. The future mobility section, which made its hot debut last year, was presented in a grand way in the North Hall once again this year. As one of the hottest fields in promoting the development of the automobile industry, this section gathered many leading high-tech enterprises, and is set to further promote the development of automobile digitization.
 
       Moreover, 65 superb events were held simultaneously during the AMS to share cutting-edge information among professionals in various automobile industry fields. The much-anticipated concurrent activities included the SAE 2019 International Vehicle Electrification and Intelligence Forum, the 2019 New Pattern Summit Forum of the Auto Parts Industry, the 2019 China (Shanghai) International Commercial Vehicle Parts Market Development Forum, the 2019 (the 3rd) Advanced Composite Application Summit Forum on New Energy Vehicles, the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS China 2019), and the International Competition on Vehicle Repair and Spraying. Many global experts of the automobile industry were invited to share and discuss the opportunities and challenges of the automobile market under the current climate of rapid development.
 
       As a Sinomach brand show, AMS has witnessed 15 years of accumulation and growth. It will further develop as the automobile industry continues to change. Sinomach will continue to strive for innovation, efficient services and AMS’s leading role in the automobile industry.