cens logo

Automechanika Shanghai 2020 opens tomorrow, jump starting the resumption of trade fairs for the automotive industry

Dec 04, 2020 | By

For the first time, Automechanika Shanghai establishes hybrid gateways for onsite and overseas players accessing one of the most valuable assemblies for the automotive industry in 2020. Under the prevailing “Dual Circulation” policy in China, the show's new format opens up wider sourcing, networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities to address evolving market needs. While it physically opens tomorrow until 5 December, participants can begin using its online platform AMS Live to connect with 3,845 exhibitors across 280,000 sqm of the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, organisers have been working closely with local authorities to ensure appropriate safety parameters are upheld. These measures are to safeguard the health and safety of all stakeholders.

Reshaping hall plans to boost productive sourcing experiences

To reflect the transformations of a shortening supply chain and associated opportunities for cross-sector collaboration, the strategic planning around the fairground highlights many digital and technical innovations, as well as developments in design, manufacturing, commercialisation, distribution and service.

To illustrate, exhibitors across the entire lower level in Parts & Components, Tomorrow's Service & Mobility and Electronics & Connectivity emphasise the growing influence of digitalisation in the market. On the upper level of the exhibition arena, the revamped Diagnostics & Repair / Body & Paint, Accessories, Customising and REIFEN (Tyres & Wheels) utilise synergy from OEMs, dealers, tyre servicing and workshops.

Within these sectors, the Auto Manufacturing, Services & Supply Chain, and Remanufacturing zones spotlight the latest auto manufacturing processes, the evolution of the service sector and sustainability within the market, respectively.

The show continues to welcome 3,845 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions. It also presents country and region pavilions from Germany, Italy and Taiwan with the likes of Israel holding an area in Tomorrow's Services & Mobility for the first time.
The exhibition also amplifies the ever-growing importance of commercial vehicles in the logistics industry. The Truck Competence, established back in 2012, has continued to grow in all areas of research and development, manufacturing, distribution, the supply chain and aftermarket services. Now over 50 percent of exhibitors will offer commercial vehicle-related solutions.

Mr Cheng Yongshun, Vice President of China National Machinery Industry International, said: “In recent years, commercial vehicle manufacturing and the aftermarket has grown steadily. The local Government's continued investment into better road infrastructure and support of alternate energy commercial vehicles has reinforced its position in the market. Its rising demand is clearly reflected in the expansion of the Truck Competence. Through this, we are seeing more prospects for collaboration and innovation, much of which has been led by the increased digitalisation in the segment.”

AMS Live draws in richer global resources

The fair's visitor scope extends to its remote users as well; initiatives on AMS Live, the show's digital platform, which went online yesterday (30 November 2020), bolster services for overseas players with built-in smart tools to simulate onsite personal interaction, removing current geographical boundaries. For example, the first ever Hybrid & Trade Promotion zone for overseas exhibitors aims to connect onsite visitors through real-time interactions over the internet.

On top of this, over 400 online meetings between overseas buyers and exhibitors have been pre-arranged. Buyer presentations also offer a stage for global buyers to communicate their sourcing requirements.

What's more, participants can review their international expansion strategies and associated business opportunities with experts from Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Russia.

Domestically, many buyers in specially organised visitor groups have descended into Shanghai. This comes as a result of extensive local promotion in five-tier cities, covering dealers, workshops, 4S stores and service centres in order to reach a wider automotive community.

During the four-day show, the newly established Auto Tech Club unites a number of players in research, development and technological advancement. Moreover, the Premium Buyer Club gathers trading companies, local sourcing alliances, e-commerce owners, as well as car-makers.
Wider access to the concurrent fringe programme

As always, Automechanika Shanghai is an arena for global experts. Topics discussed in 62 onsite and hybrid events will explore opportunities and challenges in the market, capturing a picture of today's industry, as well as setting out key development trends in the year ahead. These highly-anticipated events, some of which will broadcast on AMS Live, include:
• AIAG Auto Parts Purchasing Leadership and Suppliers Summit
• Automotive Aftermarket Summit
• China Automobile Dealers Used Car Industry Development Forum
• China International Tyre Industry Conference
• International Summit of Connected-Vehicle Policies and Regulations
• Tomorrow's Service & Mobility Summit
• The 13th International Automotive Congress 2020 cum Automotive Innovation and Technology Award Ceremony

To find out more about the fringe programme schedule and live streamed activities, please visit: www.automechanika-shanghai.com/events.


Exhibition Highlights

Furniture China 2020 sheds light on a Dual-Circulating Revolution with Online & Offline hybrid Impetus</h2>

Furniture China 2020 sheds light on a Dual-Circulating Revolution with Online & Offline hybrid Impetus

Nov 11, 2020

On September 12, 2020, the 26th China International Furniture Expo (Furniture China) successfully concluded at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC). While the concurrently held project, Maison Shanghai 2020, also ended the day before (September 11) at Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre (SWEECC). In the 5 days, both shows released the vitality and essence of Chinese fu...


1-on-1 Virtual Procurement Sessions on Day 1 of Taipei AMPA, removing restrictions on location and time for local and global buyers to get in touch. (Photo taken by Lin Yu-shuan)

2020 Taipei AMPA Post-Show Report

Nov 09, 2020

Preface The three-in-one Taipei AMPA wrapped up on Oct. 24 at the Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 2. According to TAITRA’s statistics, the four-day event attracted approximately 6,000 professional visitors, including representatives from Tesla Taiwan, TOYOTA, FORD, NISSAN, the joint EV venture between Foxconn and Yulon, and Michelin Tires. Unlike previous events, TAITRA organized a virtual e...


Online sourcing meetings connected buyers from afar to exhibitors at the show

Hybrid AMPA Show Shines Under the Bright Lights of the Automotive World

Oct 29, 2020

The first ever physical-virtual hybrid Taipei AMPA series show wrapped up this Saturday (October 24) after four days of exhibition and events under the global automotive spotlight. Over 6,000 buyers attended the physical show, including Tesla, Toyota, Ford, and other major auto brands sending representatives to secure deals with exhibitors, and over 3,700 total viewers tuned in for forums, new pr...



Industry In-Focus

Photo Credits: UDN File Photo

AUO Chairman Mulls Over Potential SEA Production

Dec 03, 2020

Panel maker AUO Chairman Paul SL Peng revealed on Dec. 2 that he is evaluating to set up specific factories in the Southeast Asian region, citing the U.S.-China trade war as the main backdrop. The trade war has created a "single world with two systems," Peng said, as the global production chain has continued to "regionalize" and become shorter. AUO is considering its clients' movements and cou...


Photo credit: UDN/AP

EUV Demand Bolsters Taiwanese Suppliers as Samsung Seeks to Gain on TSMC

Dec 02, 2020

Demand for EUV equipment has increased as Samsung is seeking to catch up to TSMC, buoying suppliers like Gudeng Precision and Marketech (MIC). MIC is regarded by local media as the potential winner here, as the firm currently supplies EUV mask package boxes for both TSMC and Samsung. Gudeng has acquired ASML-certification for its EUV mask package boxes, making up at least 70% of the market...


Photo Credits: UDN/THSR

Localized Railway Parts and Maintenance Sees Results Under THSR

Dec 01, 2020

The Taiwan High-Speed Rail Corporation (THSR) has sought to localize rail parts production, reporting substantial results in recent years, according to local media on Tuesday. Much of Taiwan's railroad industry has relied on importing parts. THSR's initiative would help lower procurement and import costs by keeping production and procurement within Taiwan. THSR reported a successful collabo...



Supplier News

Tair Wang Enterprise Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, restoration parts for classic cars, auto parts and accessories, hardware parts, and all kinds of high-quality die casting products.</p>

Tair Wang Enterprise Co., Ltd.

Harley-Davidson motorcycle parts, restoration parts for classic cars, auto parts and accessories, hardware parts, and all kinds of high-quality die casting products.

Oct 28, 2020

Founded in 1978, Tair Wang Enterprise Co, LTD. is a zinc die-casting manufacturer with ISO 9001 quality certified. With the excellent reputation as a professional OEM manufacturer, Tair Wang has actively expanded its businesses abroad in the past 15 years by providing high-quality products and services for the clients. Currently, Tair Wang provides the parts for the Harley-Davidson motorcycles,...

TAIR WANG ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


Stand Tools Enterprise Making Digital Torque Wrenches and Magnetic Tools is What They Do Best</h2>

Stand Tools Enterprise Making Digital Torque Wrenches and Magnetic Tools is What They Do Best

Oct 26, 2020

As one of Taiwan’s most competitive industries, the hand tool industry is built upon the efforts of small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs), which has elevated the sector into the top three export countries globally throughout the years. Most SMEs in the industry has been in business for over 30 years. Leveraging Taiwan’s hand tools’ success is in its location, as the island houses the entire product...

STAND TOOLS ENTERPRISE CO., LTD.


(Electric Vehicle-Photo courtesy of CENS)

Microtest: Precise, Reliable, and Always Improving

Oct 16, 2020

Eyes Stake in 5G Industry with Impedance Analyzer 6632 With greater demand for electronics and manufacturers' need for more precise and diverse applications than before, testing equipment that ensures the reliability, safety, and quality of parts are in hot demand. Founded in 1993, Microtest Corp. is a professional maker and developer of high precision and automatic testing and measurement ins...

MICROTEST CORP.



Insiders' Views

Caption: Pictured from front row, third right, Changhua County Government Economic Affairs Department Director Liu Yu-ping, County Magistrate Wang Huei-mei, Secretary Chen Bo-tsun pose in front of the exhibition booth. (Photo provided by CHCIA)

Changhua County Government Shores up Biz-Matching to Global Buyers

Nov 18, 2019

■Yang Feng-Chun In a bid to assist manufacturers in Changhua County to expand their market reach overseas against severe competition in the globalized market, Changhua County Government has been an active player in pushing for a makeover and innovation of its local small and medium-sized enterprises. This is done in hopes of establishing stronger connection with international markets. An ex...


Paul Master offers high-quality chassis and engines parts for passenger cars, trucks, and industrial trucks. (Photo courtesy of Paul Master)

Paul Master Builds Reputation with Auto Chassis and Engine Parts

Nov 18, 2019

Founded in 1980, Paul Master Auto Parts Co. is headquartered in Taiwan, a professional manufacturer of chassis and engines parts for passenger cars, trucks, and industrial trucks including forklifts. General Manager Terry Liang said the company has its own professional design department, which provides customized products and specifications for global buyers, including automobile steering and...

PAUL MASTER AUTO PARTS CO.


Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd.</h2><p class='subtitle'>Taiwan First brakes Technology Co., Ltd. </p>

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd.

Taiwan First brakes Technology Co., Ltd.

Sep 04, 2019

Nan Hoang Traffic Instrument Co., Ltd is one of the major manufacturers of automobile friction materials in Taiwan and globally. Chairman Austin Cheng has implemented the double-arrow strategy this year - own brand of “YangPo” is adopted to focus on global channels while the “NHC brand focuses on improving market shares in global markets, such as Europe, America, Asia, Australia, and the Middle E...



Industry Reports

Arrow Electronics. (Photo credit: UDN)

Global IC Leader Arrow Electronics Could Face Restrictions Despite Denial

Nov 30, 2020

The US-China trade tensions have led to global IC leader Arrow Electronic's Arrow Asia PAC becoming the next likely candidate for blacklisting by the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) as a military-end-user (MEU), reported local media on Monday. Over the weekend, Arrow has refuted the claim, saying the BIS has pledged to conduct investigations into the matter before publication on the...


Photo credits: EDN/Reuters

Global Production Chain Could Prioritize Safety Over Profits

Nov 25, 2020

The current global supply chain trends would move towards safety-orientation over profits, National Taiwan University Honorary Professor Chen Po-chih said. Chen's remarks come before the "Economic Investment Outlook Seminar" on Dec. 17, hosted by the Economic Daily News, where he is slated as among the keynote speakers. The forum will invite domestic and foreign academics and speakers to analy...


IC Sector Strengthens Oct. Industrial Production Index</h2>

IC Sector Strengthens Oct. Industrial Production Index

Nov 24, 2020

The October industrial production index increased 7.06% YOY, according to the Dept. of Statistics under the Economic Ministry on Tuesday, reaching 122.0, a second-record high in terms of monthly indexes. The latest figures signal consecutive 9-month growth. Statistics Dept. head Huang Wei-chieh said the number of national holidays last month contributed to a slightly lower index than September...