Auto Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), the apex body representing the interest of Indian auto component industry with the support of ‘Ministry of Commerce’ participated at Automechanika Dubai 2018 for the 5th straight edition. The show, organised by Messe Frankfurt Middle East was held at Dubai World Trade Centre from 1st - 3rd May 2018.
Being one of the largest dedicated automotive aftermarket trade fairs, the 16th edition of Automechanika Dubai had 25 country pavilions and 36 trade associations. This year, the show witnessed participation from 100 Indian exhibitors, 50 ACMA member companies and an equal number from Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC). The Indian exhibitors showcased their latest and best aftermarket products, technologies and capabilities. Dubai being one of the important gateways for trade, 90 per cent of exhibitors and 52 per cent of visitors approx. were from overseas.
Establishing ACMA’s distinct presence at the Automechanika Dubai, Vinnie Mehta, Director General, ACMA said “We are thrilled to be a part of one of the most significant automotive trade shows in United Arab Emirates. According to a joint ACMA - Frost & Sullivan study, it has been estimated that light vehicle sales in Middle East will grow at a CAGR of 8 per cent, reaching 4.1 million units by 2021, that’ll put the total number of cars in operation in the region at 41.36 million, compared to an estimated 37 million in 2017. This depicts a huge upside opportunity for the Indian aftermarket component manufacturers to service the vehicle parts. Also, with respect to trade with UAE, India exported $ 346 million worth of auto components in 2017 which grew by 12% since 2016 CY.”
The participation was jointly organised by the Engineering Export Promotion Council of India (EEPC) and the Automotive Components Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) with branding and promotional support from India Brand Equity Foundation (IBEF).