The 2017 edition of Automechanika Shanghai, Asia’s largest trade fair for the automotive parts, accessories and service industries, has seen a whopping 130,928 visitors from 142 countries and regions, up by 9% from the last edition. As many as 6,051 exhibitors from 40 countries were in attendance for the 13th edition of the event, which took place from November 29 to December 2, 2017. This was the most successful year ever in the history of the event.
Display of new energy vehicles, electric car developments and autonomous driving innovations were the highlights of the show. With the addition of the brand new REIFEN Zone for tyres, wheels and rims, the industry’s entire product supply chain is now covered at Automechanika Shanghai.
There has also been a 14% increase in overseas exhibitors compared to last year, the organisers said. The top 10 visiting countries for the 2017 edition included Taiwan, Korea, Russia, Malaysia, Iran, India, Thailand, Japan, Turkey and Australia.
“Over the years, the consistent increase in quality and exhibitor participation has accounted for the ultimate success of Automechanika Shanghai. Moving forward, we will further enhance the representation of each sector according to the market’s demands and achieve an even more balanced product representation. I’m certain the show will continue to play a major role in bringing various sectors together and will grow alongside Asia’s evolving automotive industry,” said Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd.