Fri. Apr 19th, 2024

The Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) will take place from 20 to 23 March 2024 at the National Convention and Exhibition Center (Tianjin). Running for over 40 years in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei (Jing-jin-ji) region, the fair is firmly established as a full-service trading platform, fostering broader collaboration and converging industry players from around the world. The 2024 edition will expand in scale and coverage; the Repair and Maintenance sector and the Parts and Components sector will remain at the core of the show, while a number of debut zones will introduce new fringe events related to sustainability that offer unique experiences to the audience.

AMR 2024 will cover around 100,000 sqm of the exhibition space, representing an increase of 25 percent compared to the previous edition. Over the four-day show, 1,061 exhibitors will showcase the latest products, technologies and services across the aftermarket. This year, the fair will embrace international exhibitors travelling from nine countries and regions including the likes of France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Spain, Taiwan, the UK and the US. They will present advanced technologies in the global market to reflect a broader international horizon and promote cross-border collaboration and communication.

This includes products and tools for maintenance, testing and painting in sectors like diagnostics and repair, body and paint, car wash and car care. Exhibitor spotlights comprise of:

  • ANCHE: solutions for testing the safety of new energy vehicle electrics and charging
  • Corwei (Yingkou): high-quality wheels that feature a patent cylinder head from Europe
  • Haide Sanying: China’s first 3D wheel positioning system for commercial vehicles
  • Maha: digital rolling brake table
  • United Bearing China: latest automatic tyre changer (with no crowbar)
  • Yingkou Dali: lifting machine for precise wheel alignment

Furthermore, the Green Repair & New Energy zone is set to be one of the highlights at the show emphasising domestic and international green developmental goals. Here, companies will showcase the latest new energy aftersales tools, equipment for repairing the three-electrics system, EV battery lift, teaching tools, and spray technologies. Companies in this zone, include:

  • Bees Service: EV battery repair technology
  • Craftsman (Shanghai): coating technologies
  • Henan Yingzhirui: insulated toolkits and spray booths
  • MAXLINK: SATA jet X 5500 RP 1.3cc spray gun from Germany
  • Suzhou Qiang Li and Wuhan Onew: spray painting systems

AMR also goes about and beyond to amplify regional OEMs, as well as capabilities in vehicle production, parts and components manufacturing, and the advancement of new energy vehicles and connected mobility. For example, one such brand Faret Auto Radiator (Tianjin) Co Ltd will showcase the parts for green and thermal management systems including radiators fitting both ICE and new energy vehicles, and condensers.

In addition, the 2024 edition will see an increase of hall space in the Parts and Components sector, expanding the coverage of various drive systems, chassis, customising and remanufacturing components. In this regard, Zhongding Group will present the components and technologies in liquid cooling systems, shock and sound absorbers in lightweight chassis, air suspension, and sealing systems. Hydun will showcase gear products like sprocket gears and flywheels.

Other key exhibitors include Add Industry, Aofu, Auzone, BALANCE, BEISSBARTH, Bokai, CARXPERT, Chebochi, Choho, COSBER, Danaher, eBay, Ebi, Eounice, FANGLI, Fangyou, Frey, FULI, Gelinbao, Gold Intelligent, GOODYEAR, GYS, HAIYU, HUAFENG BIG ARROW, HUAYAN, HYDUN, Jialaidun, Jinlong, Kaidi, Kaiheng, KINGDOM ABRASIVES, KUUNTAI, Longxiang, Longzhong, Luoshi, Maibateng, MILLER, NANHUA, NEXION, Nussbaum, Odm, Qiyang, RAV, RUILI, RUIMING, Sego, Shencai Technology, Shenzhen HOT, Star Card, TAITIAN, Tongdalian, TORIN, Warwick, Weijia, WUFU AIR TOOLS, YI AN, YIHONG, Yuhuan Jinli, Yuhuan Ruili, Yuxi and ZHONGLI.

In fact, this year’s visitor pre-registration reached a record high with distributors, end-users, manufacturers, garages, associations and media expected to attend the exhibition. AMR will welcome domestic buyer groups from the Jing-jin-ji region, Yangtze River Delta, Pearl River Delta and other economic development zones across China. Meanwhile, the show will attract five overseas buyer groups from Brazil, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia and Myanmar.

Innovation driving integrated development
Last year marked the 40th anniversary of one of the fair’s co-organisers, the China Auto Maintenance Equipment Industry Association (CAMEIA). To celebrate, the show will specially introduce the CAMEIA 40-year Achievement Exhibition area. This area will review the development history of the aftermarket industry over the past 40 years, and present milestones and the achievements of the association through articles and videos. The show will also announce China’s Top 30 Auto Maintenance Manufacturers in 2023 and China’s Top 30 Auto Maintenance Distributors in 2023.

With an importance on the safety, efficiency, green and intelligence in the equipment and application of public transportation, the China Automotive Engineering Research Institute Co Ltd and China International Marine Containers (Group) Co Ltd will showcase their vehicle performance testing equipment and twin-trailer truck in the Public Transportation Equipment sector. The companies will also host the Development and Technology Application of Public Transportation Equipment Forum to discuss strategies in the innovation and application of public transportation equipment by introducing new technologies. The talk will also share case studies about safety and efficiency, new energy and clean energy, and intelligence applications.

Elsewhere, the Aftermarket Fine Chemical Specialised zone will delve into how fine chemicals play a role in the development of sustainability within the auto industry. They can be widely applied in different parts of vehicles to achieve efficient results in energy saving, lubrication and friction reduction, cleaning and cooling, emissions, and maintenance. Zhonggong Gaoyuan (Beijing) Automobile Testing Technology Co LtdLaike and Gafle will showcase innovative achievements in fine chemical applications in fuels, lubrication, air conditioning, cooling, safety products and additives. The company is also holding the Fine Chemicals Innovation and Sustainability Forum for New Energy Vehicle Development to deep dive into the advancement of this field.

Across the fringe events at the Green Repair & New Energy zone, industrial experts will give an in-depth analysis on the latest development of innovative products and technologies of new energy vehicles and aftersales. This will include:

  • Bees Service: technological upgrades in the new energy vehicle repair of Teslas and the transformation from traditional repair
  • Institute of the Motoring Industry (IMI): how international accreditations can facilitate domestic companies opening up in overseas markets
  • Shandong German New Energy Vehicle: high-end new energy vehicle repair and case studies about malfunction

In light of the talent demand in the automotive industry, the China Automotive Maintenance Equipment Industry Association (CAMEIA) will gather vocational institutions and companies from the transportation sector in the Industry and Education Integration zone. The area provides a platform for talent nurturing by facilitating cooperation and communication. Visitors will find 16 vocational institutions including Wuxi Institute of TechnologyTianjin Binhai Vocational Institute of Automotive Engineering and Tianjin Transportation Vocational College, who are also hosting the Transportation Industry Talent Meeting Programme 2024.

Staying tuned with trends on industry transformation
Participants can expect 33 concurrent events including conferences, seminars, forums and competitions that aim to deepen the show’s platform for information exchange, trend analysis, education and training.

The 6th International Automotive Aftermarket Conference will welcome EAC, IMI, Japan Overseas Auto Industry Promotion Association, and the German consulting company Wolk, to share an overview on the six key elements for aftermarket transformation, trends of new energy vehicles and independent aftersales in 2024, new strategies for NEV manufacturers in the aftermarket, and innovative talent training.

The event consists of a main conference and three related forums, covering topics on models for international operations, channels and end-user profit models, and NEV aftersales versus traditional aftersales. The conference will provide the audience with a comprehensive understanding on overseas competitiveness, supply chain development, aftermarket transformation, and China’s automotive aftermarket trends in 2024. The speakers include:

  • Haidong Xu, Deputy Chief Engineer, China Association of Automobile Manufacturers;
  • Huxiong Xu, Global Partner, Roland Berger;
  • Zikai Gao, General Manager, After-sales Services Businesse Unit, BYD;
  • Lijun Zhou, Chief Analyst, Yiche Research Institute;
  • PengYi, Director, eBay; and,
  • Jianjun Lan, Founder of Hangzhou SUReMOOV Automobile Maintenance Technology Co Ltd

In view of the acceleration of establishing national standards across China and rising demand on talents, the National Vocational Skills Competition 2024 is set to address one of the biggest subjects in the industry – skills development. The competition will provide a platform for professionals and vocational institutes to demonstrate practical skills and advanced capabilities in the two single contests: New Energy Vehicle Repairer and Vehicle Paint Finishing.

The event calls on more than 100 contestants from 57 vocational institutes from 13 provinces and cities in China including Beijing, Hainan, Hebei, Hubei, Shandong, Tianjin and Sichuan. This includes FAW Volkswagen Co Ltd Tianjin Branch, HAINAN TECHNICIAN COLLEGE, Li Auto, Sichuan Automotive Vocational and Technical College, Tianjin Binhai Vocational Institute of Automotive Engineering, and Zaozhuang Taierzhuang District Vocational Secondary School.

For more details and the schedule of other fringe events, please visit: www.auto-maintenance.cn.messefrankfurt.com/tianjin/en/programme-events.html

The Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) is co-organised by China Automotive Maintenance Equipment Industry Association (CAMEIA), China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association (CAMRA), Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd (Sinomachint). The fair is one of the some 40 global events under Messe Frankfurt’s Mobility and Logistics sector.

Please contact Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd at + 86 400 613 8585, visit www.amr-china.cn or email [email protected] for further enquiries.

 

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