Automechanika HCM City expo to return

Wednesday, Dec 26, 2018 08:11

Exhibitors at Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City last year. — Photo Courtesy of the organisers.

Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City, a regional trade fair for the automotive service industry, will return for a third year next February with 380 international exhibitors taking part.

The expo with 10,200sq.m of exhibition space is expected to attract 8,600 trade visitors.

On display will be auto parts, electronics, systems, accessories, customisation, repairs and maintenance options, dealer and workshop management, car care, digital solutions, tyres, and others.

According to the organisers, the show’s sideline events have been tailored to complement “Truck Competence” and will shed light on the commercial vehicle market in Viet Nam.

There will be a car drifting show and conferences meant for fleet managers, operators, logistics service providers, public transportation, vehicle manufacturers, and leasing and rental companies.

The event will cover the use of Big Data in the commercial vehicle industry to save costs and increase workflow efficiencies by monitoring vehicles and tyres in real time.

Viet Nam is one of the most dynamic countries in Southeast Asia, with GDP forecast to rise by 6.6 per cent next year.

Favourable policies have recently been implemented by the Government, which have created more and more opportunities for international companies to enter the Vietnamese auto market. Companies have capitalised on local industry incentives to supply and manufacture vehicles in Viet Nam. 

For these reasons, a number of opportunities have risen for the wider automotive sphere to tap into the region’s prosperity.

In light of this, organisers of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City expect over 60 per cent of the show’s exhibitors in 2019 to showcase their commercial vehicle-related products, many of which will be categorised under the new Truck Competence.

Chong Tze Liang, managing director of AFI Brake, a Malaysian company which specialises in brake pads for both passenger and commercial vehicles, said: “The demand for commercial vehicles and advanced logistic operations is increasing in Viet Nam, as is the demand for cross-country travel.

“Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City allows manufacturers to invest in appropriate products for commercial vehicles, such as ours, which both meet international standards of safety and reliability.”

Organised by Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd, Chan Chao International Co Ltd and Yorkers Exhibition Service Vietnam, the expo will be held from February 28 to March 2 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre. — VNS





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