To say all roads are leading to ACMA Automechanika New Delhi would be no exaggeration, as the 2021 edition of the event, slated to be held in April 2020, will be the first meeting point post Covid-19 for “face-to-face networking” to revive trade discussions.
In a bid to create a stronger business impact, Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced that the fifth edition will happen from 22 to 25 April 2021.
Emerging out from the huge impact caused by the pandemic, automotive industry is witnessing an uptick in vehicle consumption in Q2 FY 2020-21.
Thanks to health and safety taking precedence, mobility needs and consumer sentiments have led to an increase in vehicle buying. Industry estimates indicate that demand for private vehicle has picked up with green shoots emerging in the small car and two-wheeler segments.
Important carmakers reported a near 20 percent increase in August domestic passenger vehicle sales when compared to last year. This trend is expected to further rise during the festive season.
This growth, combined with car parc of second-hand vehicles due to increased private-car use, is anticipated to pave way for an increase in aftermarket demand. The shifting trends
have brought with it a surge in omni-channel aftermarket models as well as ‘new normal’ aftermarket solutions.
According to Raj Manek Executive Director & Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd, “Until now – we were majorly talking about sustainable mobility. The pandemic has now forced us to re-look for innovative solutions for safe, smart and sustainable mobility and auto component suppliers need to assess the impact of these disruptive trends on their business.”
He said mutual collaboration within the industry is important now more than ever and ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will be the convergence point to take these discussions ahead.
“We are also exploring a hybrid model for the 2021 edition to enhance business networking and overall exhibition experience for the industry,” he added.
ACMA Director General Vinnie Mehta said: “With shifts in supply chains, mobility and consumer sentiment and focus on ‘Aatmanirbhar’ and local manufacturing, the aftermarket sector represents a growth avenue.”
Mehta stated that this is the perfect time for auto component players to come together to plan the route ahead. As the industry is gearing up to take on 2021, we are geared up to provide a safe, successful and dynamic business platform, the ACMA chief added.
Originally set to happen in February 2021 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, the fifth edition has been rescheduled to 22 – 25 April 2021 at the same place.
(With inputs from Automotive Lead Research Team)
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