Automechanika Dubai 2013 reports double digit growth

Jan. 1, 2020
  Automechanika Dubai 2013 welcomed more than 24,000 trade visitors from approximately 130 countries, a 16 percent increase from the 2012 event.

Automechanika Dubai 2013 welcomed more than 24,000 trade visitors from approximately 130 countries, a 16 percent increase from the 2012 event.

The fair – 25 percent larger in terms of net space occupied – featured 1,482 exhibitors from 58 countries.

“Driven by the strength of the Automechanika brand worldwide, the Dubai edition has firmly established itself as a must attend event for anyone interested in doing business within the automotive aftermarket in the Middle East and wider region,” said Ahmed Pauwels, CEO, Epoc Messe Frankfurt, organizer of Automechanika Dubai.

Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan and India were the largest visiting countries after the UAE to Automechanika Dubai 2013. Visitors from approximately 130 countries attended.

Dr. Khaled Alexander Sabbah, Managing Director at ZF Middle East, said, “The number of valuable contacts, the high caliber participants and the many face to face encounters with our customers make Automechanika Dubai an exceptionally important platform for ZF in the Middle East.”

Camillo Riccetti, Area Sales Manager, BF Germany GmbH, said: “Automechanika Dubai is essential for our markets.”

Arnd Franz, Managing Director of MAHLE GmbH, said: “The main reason for MAHLE to participate at Automechanika is its consistent global concept, whether it takes place in Dubai, Shanghai or Frankfurt – the fair successfully orients on the aftermarket target group.”

Some 125 companies participated within the Tires & Batteries section, which increased by 28 percent more exhibitors this year.

Automechanika Dubai’s ongoing growth is also reflected in the consistent development of the automotive aftermarket trade in the region.

For the first time in its history, Dubai’s auto parts and accessories trade reached the U.S. $10 billion mark in 2012. As such, Dubai is considered a regional and an international hub for the automotive aftermarket trade, strongly supported by its storage and logistics services.

This year’s 11th edition of Automechanika Dubai featured 23 official country pavilions with debuts from Netherlands and Indonesia, and also enjoyed the support of 37 international trade associations. The show also welcomed first time exhibitors from Macedonia and Malta and had 12 percent more UAE exhibitors than the previous edition.

Automechanika Dubai is divided into four distinct product sections for the convenience of visitors and exhibitors. These are Parts & Systems, which take up approximately 69 percent of the exhibition; Tires & Batteries, occupying about 16 percent of the show floor; and Repair & Maintenance and Accessories & Tuning, which occupy 14 percent.

The next edition of Automechanika Dubai will take place from June 3 to 5, 2014 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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