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Automechanika Dubai 2017 Gets Off To Flying Start Featuring 1,954 Exhibitors From 57 Countries

Posted by Richard McKeon on May 7, 2017 1:00:00 PM

Dubai, UAE:  The biggest names in the global automotive aftermarket are gathering in Dubai this week, as they take aim at a Middle East spare parts market and auto services industry that’s estimated to grow by 4.9 per cent over the next five years.

Automechanika Dubai 2017 opened today (7 May) at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre, where 1,954 exhibitors from 57 countries are looking to make inroads in a regional market where spare parts revenue will be worth US$14.8 billion by 2021.

The 15
th edition of the Middle East and Africa’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair was flagged off by His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board and Executive Director of the Roads and Transport Authority.

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Gulf Commercial Vehicle Market Set for Revival amid Increased Regional Infrastructure Development and Economic Diversification

Posted by Richard McKeon on May 4, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE: A concerted focus on infrastructure development paired with economic diversification is expected to revive the Gulf region’s commercial vehicle market, providing impressive business opportunities for auto manufacturers and aftermarket sellers.

According to a March 2017 report from analysts TechSci Research, approximately 240,000 commercial vehicles (CVs) were sold in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) in 2016, including light, medium, and heavy trucks, vans, and buses.

While that was down on the peak number of CVs sold over the last five years – 380,000 in 2014 – TechSci estimates a steady annual growth of trucks and buses on the region’s roads from 2017-2022 of nearly three per cent and nine per cent respectively. 

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New Vehicle Detailing Services and Automated Body Shop Systems Among Latest Innovations at Automechanika Dubai 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Apr 11, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE: The finest in automotive repair and maintenance solutions will be under the spotlight at the Middle East’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair next month in Dubai, from non-wax based vehicle detailing services to automated body shop systems that save time and money.

Auto professionals searching for the latest innovations in workshop repairs and equipment will be in for a treat at Automechanika Dubai 2017, with leading global suppliers set to descend upon the annual showcase from 7-9 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

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Keen interest from Central Asia in Automechanika Dubai 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Mar 5, 2017 10:23:42 AM

Dubai, UAE: More than 100 automotive aftermarket professionals from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) attended a two-day Automechanika Roadshow in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, as they look at ways to boost interregional business ties with the vibrant Middle East.

The Automechanika Roadshow to the CIS made its first stop in Kazakhstan’s capital city Astana, before moving onto Tashkent, Uzbekistan to analyse recent trends and future opportunities in the two vast automotive aftermarkets.

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Global Automotive Aftermarket Players Turn to Automechanika Dubai 2017

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 19, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE: An upward trend of both vehicle sales and spare parts demand across the Middle East has been welcomed by global automotive aftermarket players, as they ready themselves for the return of the region’s largest automotive service industry trade fair in Dubai.

While macroeconomic factors negatively impacted vehicle sales in 2016, analysts Frost & Sullivan expect renewed growth from 2017 onwards.  According to their research, new car sales in the Middle East is estimated to grow nine per cent annually, reaching 4.4 million by 2020, and bringing the total number of vehicles in operation to 44.5 million.

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The Power of the Business Matchmaking Program

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 9, 2017 3:41:25 PM

With more than 2,000 exhibitors participating at Automechanika Dubai 2017, there is no end to the number of networking opportunities that await. Learn how to get the most out of the show through the powerful Business Matchmaking Program. It makes planning for the exhibition even easier.  

This free tool will help elevate your visit to the world’s largest international automotive aftermarket trade show for the wider Middle East. It will connect you to the people that matter most to your business.

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Messe Frankfurt Middle East Announces Launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 5, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Dubai, UAE: Messe Frankfurt Middle East has announced the launch of Automechanika Riyadh 2018, as the region’s leading exhibition organiser expands its presence further in the Kingdom’s vast automotive aftermarket. 

Automechanika Riyadh will take place from 5-7 February 2018 at the Riyadh Exhibition Centre, and will run every two years.  The three-day event will alternate between the existing Messe Frankfurt-organised Automechanika Jeddah, which will now become a biennial event, with the 3rd edition taking place in 2019. 

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Automechanika Jeddah 2017 Gets Underway Featuring 174 Exhibitors From 25 Countries

Posted by Richard McKeon on Feb 2, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia:  International manufacturers, industry experts and transport, fleet and logistics decision makers from Saudi Arabia’s automotive service industry shared the stage as the Kingdom’s dedicated aftermarket trade exhibition got underway last January 31.

Running for three days at the Jeddah Centre for Forums & Events, Automechanika Jeddah 2017 is expected to reinforce fresh optimism in an industry that, according to new research, will start the road to recovery in 2017, with continued growth at least up to 2021.

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Aftermarket Parts Distributors Pick Shipping Partners With Caution

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

The aftermarket parts distribution business, just like the automotive industry, is a global business. Distributing auto parts to vendors and customers is more complex and costly on a global scale than on a local or regional scale.

Aftermarket parts distributors and manufacturers found out how complex during the recent Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy crisis. When the South Korean Hanjin Shipping company filed for bankruptcy protection Aug. 31, it set off a painful series of events for the shipper, parts distributors, automakers and other global companies using Hanjin’s services.

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Automotive Training Programs From Industry Leaders

Posted by Richard McKeon on Jan 12, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Automotive shops that are looking to improve their businesses or expand their technician training should consider a structured training program. Industry leaders including Tenneco, CARSTAR, the University of the Aftermarket and Automotive Management Institute all offer different types of automotive training programs.

Tenneco has launched a “Service Solutions” platform to promote technical education and certification for technicians. It is also designed to help shops improve sales and margins and boost customer loyalty.

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