Third Largest Automotive Fair Opens Doors

The 3rd largest automotive industry fair of the world, Automechanika Istanbul is opening its doors at Istanbul TUYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center on 5th – 8th April 2018

The 3rd largest automotive industry fair of the world is opening its doors on 5th April 2018. Turkish automotive sector, the export champions for 12 years in a row, are coming together from 5th to 8th April in Automechanika Istanbul fair at Istanbul TUYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center.

International Automechanika Istanbul which is the third biggest after Frankfurt and Shanghai is bringing together all relevant professionals from the Automotive Manufacturing, Distribution and Repair sectors. Alexander Kühnel, Director General of Hannover Fairs Turkey, said International Automechanika Istanbul is a strong platform for the Turkish automotive sector in international competition. Having organized by Hannover Fairs Turkey Fair which is the office of Messe Frankfurt Istanbul and Deutsche Messe Turkey with the support of the Turkish Ministry of Economy and Uludag Automotive Industry Exporters Association for the 12th edition, the 3rd biggest automotive fair of the world, International Automechanika Istanbul will bring together all domestic and foreign firms which aim to invest in the surrounding countries. In 2017, hosting the number of over 1200 exhibitors from 33 countries, visitors can find easily the products and components such as Parts & Components, Repair & Maintenance, Accessories & Tuning, Oils and lubricants, Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning, etc. at 7 special sections, they will also track innovations and developments.

Alexander Kühnel, Director General of Hannover Fairs Turkey, said: “The automotive industry with its high employment rate and high growth speed is a strategic operation area for Turkey. Preparing to its own car manufacturing in a near future, the international fairs have a great importance in success of the sector. The Turkish automotive sector makes successful businesses by evaluating the international fairs in an effective way. The all locomotive establishments of the automotive sector will gather together at Automechanika Istanbul featuring the biggest fair of Eurasia region. As the leading meeting platform of the sector Automechanika Istanbul 2018 will transport success of the sector ahead this year as well as in every year.”

Automechanika Istanbul brings lots of opportunities in terms of making business connection for the automotive producers this year as well. In the scope of purchasing team program, as the purchasing committees from many countries of the world are being hosted at the fair, the participant firms will get new business agreement opportunity coming together at the fair.

Messe Frankfurt Turkey Director General Tayfun Yardim, stating they would aim to boost Automechanika Istanbul’s contribution to the sector via widening its capacity more every year, and said: “In 2017, Automechanika Istanbul has set a new record bringing together 44 thousand of visitors from 102 countries to meet with the sector professionals. This year, taking its success an upper point its success which gained in the last two years, Automechanika Istanbul will be bringing the national and international automotive production and repairing professionals together with increased participant number on 5th – 8th April at its 12th edition. So, the fair will be a crucial opportunities in the aspect of Turkish automotive sector entering new markets and developing its existing cooperation. With the power of Automechanika brand holding 17 fairs across the world will continue to add value to the Turkish automotive industry.”

All components of the automotive sector at this fair

Turkish Aftersales Product and Service Association Secretary General Ziya Ozalp said; “Now the registered vehicle number is 21,7 million. In 2002 while there was 61 automobiles per 1000 people, in 2017 this figure raised by 143 units in Turkey. Ranging from the automotive manufacturer to distributor, Turkey has been in radar of everybody. The all purchasing groups which dominate the European market play active role in the Turkish market. As an association of such a big and important sector we work with consciousness and responsibility. One of the most important of these works is Automechanika Istanbul.”

Anıl Yuceturk, member of Association of Automotive Parts & Components Manufacturers (TAYSAD), said; “As constriction has been in all sectors, the automotive sector make up crucial acceleration in the aspect of exports and trade partnerships. In the Turkish automotive industry there is a stable and advancement in continuously increasing volume. Growing 14 percent of vehicle production over the previous year and the number of production has reached by 1,7 million units. In order to sustain this success we should keep our commercial relations seamlessly robust in the target markets. Automechanika Istanbul plays striking role in offering new products and technologies.”

Product groups

The Automechanika is unique with regard to product-range breadth and depth. It is split into the following product segments:

Parts & Components: Powertrain, Chassis, Bodywork, Standard parts, Interior, Alternative drive systems original equipment / retrofits /all-in-one solutions, Charging accessories, Regenerated, reconditioned and restored parts for passenger vehicles and utility vehicles, Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

Electronics & Systems: Engine electronics, Vehicle illumination, On-board power supply system, Intelligent traffic systems (ITS) / Vehicle safety, Comfort electronics, Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

Accessories & Customizing: Accessories for motor vehicles in general Technical customizing, Visual customizing, Technical customizing, Visual customizing, Infotainment, Special vehicles, equipment and retrofittings, Wheel rims, wheels, tyres, tyre pressure management systems, Car trailers and small utility vehicle trailers, spare parts and accessory parts for trailers, Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

Repair & Maintenance: Workshop equipment and tools, Bodywork repair, Painting and corrosion protection, Maintenance and repair of vehicle superstructures, Towing service, accident assistance, mobile services, Disposal and recycling, Workshop and car dealer equipment, Oils and lubricants, Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

Management & Digital Solutions: Workshop / car dealer / filling station design and construction, Financing, franchise concepts, Claims management and claims control, Dealer management systems, Workshop management, Vocational training and advanced training, Internet service providers and vehicle marketplaces, Promotion of trade and industry, cluster initiatives, Mobility concepts, Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning: Washing, Vehicle care, Vehicle reconditioning, Charging infrastructure and refuelling, Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

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