【Taipei, Taiwan, April 13, 2013】”The 29th Taipei Int’l Auto Parts & Accessories Show, 8th Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show, 8th Taiwan International Motorcycle Show, and 3rd Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show came to a successful conclusion on April 13th 2013. The four-day exhibition attracted a total of 65,000 domestic and overseas business visitors. This was the first time four exhibitions were held jointly, the only combined transaction platform for four-wheeled and two-wheeled vehicles in Asia. It set a total of three records this year, the first being a total of 1,350 exhibitors in 3,630 booths, a record scale; the second being a total of 6,813 international buyers from 130 nations attending the exhibition, setting a new record for visiting buyers for these four exhibitions combined; the third is that the business opportunities which arose on site and from subsequent purchases may be worth upwards of $1.3 billion USD, making the exhibition the most diverse one-stop Asian car and motorcycle B2B exhibition for buyers, with the most purchasing business opportunities.
The top 10 buyer nations were Japan, China, America, Malaysia, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines, of which five are ASEAN nations. This demonstrates the marked achievement the organizer has made through active efforts to contact buyers in emerging markets. According to exhibitors, there was a clear improvement in both the quality and quantity of foreign buyers at this year’s exhibition. The atmosphere of business conversations at the exhibition was lively. In addition to main export markets for Taiwanese automobile parts such as the US, Europe, and Japan, there were also many representatives from Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and other rapidly growing regions. Exquisite buyer services provided by the organizer, such as a shuttle service between halls, AMPA happy buyers’ bar, and Formosa oolong tea gift boxes for international buyers resulted in a high degree of satisfaction with this year’s exhibition for both exhibitors and visiting buyers. A number of exhibitors inquired about registration for next year’s exhibition and promised to meet foreign buyers in Taipei again next year.
Participation of Indicative Suppliers at Asia’s Most Professional Two-and-Four Wheeled Occasion
Economic regeneration was apparent throughout this year’s exhibition. Not only did exhibitors expand the scale of their exhibitions, they went to great lengths in booth décor. Indicative domestic automobile accessory and electronics show exhibitors included the Tong Yang, DEPO, TYC, Eagle Eyes, Sonar, Sirius Light, Just Auto, Tung Thih, E-lead, Whetron, etc. Limited edition sports cars and showgirls showcased various car accessories and products, drawing the attention of many buyers. Companies also went all out for the motorcycle and electric vehicle exhibitions, which saw the participation of renowned domestic companies such as Dinli, Chian Yie, Yih Jing, Frando, Luxgen, Honlin, Simplo, RAC, Chroma, etc. The electric SUV that Luxgen exhibited and the newest mid-sized electric bus from RAC attracted considerable attention from foreign buyers.
Heavyweight Buyers All Gather to Issue Fervent Orders
The joining of these four exhibitions this year presented the automobile and motorcycle supply chain in its entirety. The association’s 57 locations overseas and MOEA units stationed abroad worked actively to contact 131 buyers with more than $10 million USD in annual revenue to make purchases in Taiwan. This included seven heavyweight buyers with more than $1 billion USD in annual revenue, such as the renowned German car manufacturer Audi, the Chinese branch of Italian company Fiat, the second largest automobile parts distributor in the US Advance Auto Parts, the third largest automobile part supplier in the world Magna China, renowned automobile part distributor in Oman Saud Bahwan Automotive, indicative Italian automobile accessory company QLT, and Bulgarian business vehicle purchaser SFK-Truck. In addition, indicative buyers at the motorcycle exhibition included Harley Davidson Motor Company China, Japan’s Parts Direct, Japan’s Atlas Co., Ltd., US Tucker Rocky, Italian RMS SPA, heavyweight electric vehicle buyer Swarco STS, German Moveo ZRT, Dutch Spijkstall Elektro BV, Hungarian Moveo ZRT, and US Master Electronics Corp. This is clear evidence that the outstanding quality and price advantage of Taiwanese products have made them the first choice for professional international buyers intending to make purchases.
The 1-on-1 Joint Conference held on April 11th invited 34 foreign buyers and 96 domestic suppliers to carry out 176 meetings, creating $8.5 million USD in purchasing business opportunities. Projections indicate that with the addition of subsequent business opportunities, the overall business opportunities that the four exhibitions facilitated will approach $1.3 billion USD.
AMPA 2013 Snapshot
Major International Forum Provides Plethora of Knowledge Test Drive Event Draws Queues of Domestic and Foreign Buyers
For the 2013 Taipei Int’l Auto Parts & Accessories Show & Auto Electronics Forum, high-level supervisors from major companies such as STMicroelectronics, Audi Infotainment Tech Center, Qiming Information, Infineon, Garmin Corp, and HAITEC were invited to share their thoughts on industry trends with more than 400 domestic and foreign industry, governmental, and academic representatives. In addition, the Electric Vehicle International Summit and Electric Vehicles Industry Development Symposium were hosted, attracting more than 700 authoritative experts and related research organization representatives to take part as audience members over three days. Internationally renowned speakers and high-level supervisors from the US’ CAR Center, the UK’s Zero Carbon Futures, France’s BatScap, Fukuta Elec. & Mach. Co., and Luxgen shared their experiences, technologies, and future industrial trends. It was mentioned during the forum that the government and companies are actively investing in the development of electric vehicles. A total of 414 electric vehicles are now available for rental by the general public in Taiwan, with 386 AC charging stations. In the future, an additional 311 battery charging stations will be implemented to fulfill drivers’ vehicle charging needs. In addition, the implementation of electric buses has garnered much attention from the government. In order to reduce a significant quantity of CO2 emission volume, it has been planned for electric buses to replace traditional buses that utilize internal combustion engines in order to realize the ideal of zero carbon emissions transportation in the future.
In order for domestic and foreign visitors to experience the traits of various electric automobiles and motorcycles in one location, the organizer set up designated outdoor and indoor areas from April 10th to 13th, offering test drives of various electric vehicles with innovative appearances and unique functionality. This encompassed a total of 46 vehicle models including four-wheeled electric cars, two-wheeled electric bicycles, hybrid motorcycles, and more. A total of 23 well-known Taiwanese electric vehicle companies signed up for the event, which allowed more than 1,353 domestic and foreign visitors to experience the allure of electric vehicles on site. The event received considerable attention at the exhibition, and those who went on test drives stated that the experience opened up new horizons for them.
2014 Linked Shows between Taipei and Kaohsiung Create Synergistic Exhibition Effect
The 2014 Taipei Int’l Auto Parts & Accessories Show, Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show, Taiwan International Motorcycle Show, and Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show will be held from April 9th to 12th next year at the Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Exhibition Hall 1. The exhibition will also be linked to the 2014 Taiwan International Fastener Show at the Kaohsiung Exhibition Center from April 14th to 15th. As the exhibitions above are highly linked within the industries, this will increase exhibition efficacy and inspire waves of buyers to visit Taiwan. Please visit the official websites for each exhibition for more information on the respective exhibitions.
AMPA 2013-Show Snapshot
Taipei Int’l Auto Parts & Accessories Show: www.taipeiampa.com.tw
Taiwan International Motorcycle Show: www.motorcycletaiwan.com.tw
Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show: www.evtaiwan.com.tw
Taiwan International Fastener Show: www.fastenertaiwan.com.tw
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