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Sichuan automotive industry looks forward to a strong year following a successful 2016

12 May 2017

The fourth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) will open its door from 25 – 27 May 2017. Jointly organised by China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto); Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd; and China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan), the show is a leading one-stop platform for business, information exchange and investment in southwestern China. Taking advantage of the fair’s strategic location, an increasing number of companies are joining this year. More than 750 companies are expected to showcase the latest products and services to over 18,000 international buyers and trade visitors in 35,000 sqm of exhibition space under the roof of the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition & Convention Center in China.

According to the Traffic Management Bureau of the Public Security Ministry, Chengdu and Chongqing recorded 4.12 million and 3.28 million car owners respectively in 2016 and ranked second and third among 49 Chinese cities with over 1 million automobile owners recorded. Known as one of the most important car manufacturing bases in the nation, a total of 4.45 million vehicles were manufactured last year in Sichuan and Chongqing[1].

The promising figures reflected that Sichuan and Chongqing play a leading role in driving forward economic development in southwestern China. Its dynamic car-manufacturing industry is elevating the development of the regional automotive market.

As a leading trade fair for automotive parts and aftermarket services in southwestern China, CAPAS continues to grow in line with the fast-moving market and to support exhibitors in the expansion of their business within the region. Numerous leading market players including APG, Bosch, Botny, BPI, FAW, Gesol, Haiye, KAFURD, Liqui Moly, Luoshi, MANN+HUMMEL, MEINEKE, Motul, PDK, Ruiming, SKYFIL, Snap-on, SORL, Strona and Trigo will participate in the show to capitalise on the market.

CAPAS 2017 caters to the industry needs; six brand new zones bring highly-efficient sourcing experience

Building on the success of the last edition, CAPAS 2017 sharpens its focus on providing a segment-oriented sourcing platform to both end-users and regional supply chains by showcasing six brand new zones. These zones will bring participants a highly-efficient sourcing experience and aim to better serve diverse consumers’ demands.

Supply Chain Procurement Zone gained strong support from industrial associations from eastern and southern China. Ningguo Economic and Technological Development Zone from Anhui province, a national development zone, will lead a group of prominent companies to participate in the show. They include: sealing components manufacturers Zhongding and ASIMCO; high-end mechanical basic parts manufacturers Baolong and ChenGuang; as well as electronic components manufacturers JK Lighting and Dongfang Venucia. Quanzhou Machinery Parts Association, an influential association from southern China, has an extensive network of some 600 members with most of them being auto parts manufacturers. The association will organise more than 30 automobile chassis builders to showcase quality products and the latest technologies in the fair.

Quick Fix & Replacement Parts Zone will bring together branded quick repair chain stores and feature a collection of equipment, tools, replacement parts, tyres and other related products to workshop professionals. As the event will be held during the mid-year procurement period, exhibitors will make use of this opportunity to provide an annual sourcing marketplace for the quick fix and replacement parts market in southwestern China.

Under the theme of “Abounding driving styles”, the Automobile Lifestyle Zone will be comprised of three major sections: The World of Automotive Supplies; Accessories Trading; and Customising Activities area. The World of Automotive Supplies combines the best from leading brands, including Botny, Gesol, Liqui Moly and Motul. The Accessories Trading area gathers dealers in the province to promote a broad array of automotive accessories including car electronics, interior accessories, car care and related automotive supplies. In addition, the Customising Activities area will bring a range of lively activities of recreational vehicle camping, off-road modification, MECA car audio contests, vintage vending vehicles, emergency rescue, car maintenance and customising seminars to present a dynamic auto culture and experience to car lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Commercial Vehicle Zone will line up renowned corporations in the fields of finished vehicles, engines, parts & components and oil products across the commercial vehicle sector. Confirmed participating companies include Cummins, FAW Hongta, Foton, Foton Daimler, Heibao, JAC Motors, SINOTRUK and Yunnei Power. The “Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket Development in Southwest China Conference” will also be held concurrently with the fair. Industry experts from e-commerce, data services, finished vehicles, accessories, circulation and services are invited to share their insights into the latest developments in their territories.

E-mobility is one of the five key growing sectors in Sichuan province. To accommodate this growing category, E-mobility & Infrastructure Zone will feature new energy automobiles, components and infrastructures from Sichuan province and the rest of China and the world. With this new focus, the show will accelerate the demand and supply cycle on e-mobility automobiles and drive investments in the region. Key exhibitors of this zone include GEELY Auto, Shudu Bus, YEMA, Yinlong and ZEV.

To appraise the achievements by the regional automotive industry, the Made in Sichuan Zone will group together the major car manufacturing companies from Sichuan to showcase their regional expertise. Exhibits include auto motors, electronic control, engine, gearbox, crankshaft, as well as auto parts, auto repair & diagnosis and automotive supplies. Inside this zone, Nanchong city will promote its new energy vehicle application base in northeastern Sichuan. Other cities such as Guangyuan, Neijiang, Yibin and Ziyang will bring high-quality local enterprises and their top-notch products and technologies to the show.

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Background information on the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto)
The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Automotive Sub-Council (CCPIT-Auto) promotes foreign trade and economic cooperation, technical exchange and introduction of advanced technologies for China’s auto industry by following the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and China Chamber of International Commerce charter. It acts as a bridge for Chinese auto industry enterprises to build cooperation and exchange opportunities across the world. In addition, the committee organises three world leading and highly regarded international automotive exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.

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Background information on the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan)
The China Council for the Promotion of International Trade, Sichuan Council (CCPIT-Sichuan) aims to promote foreign trade cooperation and communication, under the guidance of the Sichuan Provincial Party Committee and the Provincial People’s Government, and in accordance with the guidelines of national economic policy and principles. Its main duties are to encourage foreign trade and investment, enhance economic and technological exchange and cooperation, and to foster local enterprises to participate in the economic globalisation. CCPIT-Sichuan also organises a number of international exhibitions including the Western China International Fair.