- Around 1500
participants from 24 countries. Exhibitor presence in 16
halls, 10 hangars and outdoor space spread over 115000 sqm
- 50 new launches
including Cars, Two wheelers, Trucks & Buses. Also India-specific
- Buying / sourcing
- Special focus on
Green Technologies & Environment
The countdown for the 11th Auto Expo to be held in New Delhi between Jan 05 and 11, 2012 has begun.
A massive surge of overseas participation, bigger contingents from
Germany and China, besides a strong presence of Indian manufacturers have all
resulted in a complete booking of space at the venue -16 halls, the 10 hangers
and the outdoor space in total comprising 115000 square meters, Aligning with
the theme of ‘Mobility for All”, Mr Rajive Kaul, Chairman, Steering committee,
Auto Expo 2012, highlighted during his presentation.
International attention on the Indian automotive industry is
perhaps at It’s peak today, with the developed markets either stagnant or
declining. India is one of the few markets in the world
which is growing and also has a vast growth potential in the years to come.
Therefore, the world is looking at India to drive future global growth in the
auto sector. Almost every foreign vehicle manufacturer has a presence in India, and companies who do not yet have a
presence in India are expected to enter shortly. All
eyes are currently on India, observed by Mr S. Sandilya, President
With the current lull in the market, the Auto Expo will aim to
generate excitement and fulfill the aspirations of the Indian consumers with
the Theme of “Mobility for All” and will also position India as a champion of
Green Mobility, with a focus on alternative fuels, Electric and Hybrid Mobility
etc, which is a national as well as a global imperative today, said Mr.
The Indian component industry too has in the last few years
penetrated the global markets either through partnerships or acquisitions.
Global component manufacturers like Visteon, Delphi, Magna or Continental either have a
dedicated business here or are in tie ups with Indian component manufacturers. Tyre majors like Michelin, Bridgestone,
Pirelli, Dunlop, Continental, as well Indian heavyweights like Apollo, JK,
MRF etc too have carved their space in the Indian automotive industry, the
Indian companies even gaining international foothold. Increased attention on India is a result of the tremendous growth
shown by India, especially when global markets are
reeling under severe economic downturns.
Exhibitors from the auto
component industry have a strong presence in Auto Expo 2012. Some of the major
component manufacturers from Belarus, Canada, People’s Republic of China,
France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia,
Switzerland, Singapore, Thailand, Turkey and UAE are participating in the 11th Auto Expo.
Making it, a truly “India’s global
Automotive show” Mentioned Mr Arvind Kapur, President ACMA, during his address.
The optimism for future prospects is truly reflected in the
forthcoming auto exposition with the venue bursting at its seams with massive
Global launches and much more
Auto Expo 2012 would witness launch of About 50 vehicles besides a
display of world class vehicles and designs. India-specific products are also
to be unveiled simultaneously for the first time. Component manufacturers will
be announcing major innovations in their respective fields, especially their
efforts in the area of green technology.
The auto show is jointly organised by the Confederation of Indian
Industry (CII) along with the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM)
and the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association (ACMA). It is the only
show in India accredited by the Organisation
Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles (OICA). The International
Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers was founded in Paris in 1919 and its membership comprises
41 national trade associations around the world, including all major automobile
Around 1500 participants from 24 countries will be taking part in
the show. Companies from Germany, People Republic of China, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, and the UK have confirmed their participation. Mr
Chandrajit Banerjee, Director General, CII said during his
address to the media.
Auto Expo is rededicating the first day of the show (January 5th)
as a Goodwill Day as in the previous edition. Although
the first day is open exclusively for the media, it would also be open to those
who are physically challenged.
Apart from the innovative additions to the show, it would have its
usual focused pavilions. These will include pavilions for accessories, audio,
alternate fuel, gas technologies, design, IT, diesel, garage equipment and the
popular ‘asli-naqli’ pavilion.
Mr Vikram Kirloskar, Vice President, SIAM, delivered the concluding
remarks and said that like in the past the 11th Auto Expo will also
showcase future vehicles that will be launched in Indian market during the
coming months and years and it is hoped that the the event will be a harbinger
of revival of the industry in the new year.
21st Dec 2011