- 1,346 Exhibitors and 3,665 Booths reaching a new record;
- International manufacturers and global heavyweight buyers come to Taiwan for procurement, bring in over US$600 million of business opportunity.
TAIPEI, Taiwan, 9 April 2014 —-– The 30th Taipei International Auto Parts & Accessories Show, the 9th Taipei International Automobile Electronics Show, the 9th Taiwan International Motorcycle Show and the 4th Taiwan International Electric Vehicle Show opened at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall and TWTC Exhibition Hall 1.
This 4-in-1 mega show is poised to break the record for the largest exhibition to be held in Taiwan. With 1,346 exhibitors setting up 3,665 booths which marks a 1.5% increase (an additional 55 booths) compared to last year, the four shows are expected to attract 7,000 foreign buyers and reel in US$600 million business revenue. This exhibition is also expected to increase the number of international and local visitors to over 60,000, making it one of the most diverse Asian automotive and motorcycle B2B exhibition for buyers.
4-in-1 mega show presents each show’s particular highlights
Taipei AMPA reaches 30 years of partnership with the auto parts industry. In sight of this positive progress, from merely 111 exhibitors with 185 booths in 1984 at Taipei Songshan airport, Taipei AMPA has expanded to nearly a thousand exhibitors participated in the show using 2,781 booths this year. It isn’t hard to see the tremendous leap of the industry by 15 times of growth. For AutoTronics show, combining cloud computing with the eco-friendly trend, auto electronic makers are able to launch innovative products quickly, which are also high performance and energy efficiency. As for Motorcycle Taiwan, it will not only showcase motorcycle and parts, but will also add motorcyclists’ accessories to become the highlight of this year’s show. Along with green energy trend, EV Taiwan exhibitors will present their latest electric vehicle and charging systems, especially TESLA’s Taiwanese suppliers making the show more appealing.
Taipei AMPA with 30-year-history witness the vigorous development of the Taiwanese auto parts industry
The Taiwanese automobile parts industry has been exhibiting stable annual growth of export sales figures. Its export value rose to US$6.6 billion in 2013 with a growth of a billion comparing to 2012. The safety and comfort level, control stability, and the R&D and innovation capacity, present in a large range of products, have been widely acclaimed by international car manufacturers and the aftermarket. Collision parts manufactured in Taiwan in particular boast a global market share of over 80%. Taipei AMPA is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The scale of the show has expanded from 111 exhibitors using 185 booths at Taipei Songshan Airport in 1984 to a total of 993 exhibitors and 2,871 booths at this year’s show. The scale of the show is therefore 15 times larger than 30 years ago. This clearly shows that Taipei AMPA show with 3-year history not only bear witness to the surging development of the Taiwanese auto parts industry, but has also expanded in sync with the rise of the industry.
AutoTronics Taipei demonstrates the huge potential of the Taiwanese auto electronics industry by showcasing a wide range of innovative technologies and products
The R&D and innovation capacity of Taiwanese consumer electronics, computer, and communications (3C) industry is well-known all over the world. By taking advantage of the competitive edge in the ICT sector, domestic automobile electronics manufacturers have added a fourth ‘C’ – auto electronics products – which have an immense potential. This year’s show presents a wide variety of automobile electronics products which integrate brand-new technologies and innovative breakthroughs. The showcased range of products includes GPS systems providing information for drivers, audio-visual entertainment systems, anti-theft security systems such as wheel lock anti-theft systems and keyless car door systems as well as traffic safety systems such as lane departure warning systems and tyre pressure monitoring systems. This wide variety of showcased products will definitely add to the appeal of the show.
As passive automotive components must confirm to stringent regulatory standards, there is a high expectation on material quality. The products must be suited for various extreme weather and environmental conditions. Hence, the technical barriers of such products are high, and the period of product testing is comparatively high. With years of hard work, Taiwan’s automotive electronics have gained global admiration in terms of technology and product quality. As the automotive industry moves towards smart electronics trend, the ratio of related automotive electronics applications will increase by 40% in the future. The global output value of automotive electronics in 2013 was approximately US$197.5 billion and is expected to increase to US$238.8 billion in 2015. The industry’s greatest potential lies in driving information, safety assistance and automotive body electronics. With the rise of the automotive industry in ASEAN emerging markets, many countries are focusing on the development of energy-efficient automobiles. Taiwan companies have also gradually entered the international automotive supply chain, which shows that they have the capability of switching from consumer-based hardware and service to vehicle information and communication services.
Motorcycle Taiwan echoes the latest trends by providing new exhibition area for motorcyclists’ accessories
Statistics released by the Taiwan Transportation Vehicle Manufacturers Association (TTVMA) reveal that Taiwan exported a total of 334,621 motorcycles in 2013 for a total export value of US$480 million. The export value and volume to the Netherlands and Colombia have increased by 50%. The number of pre-registered buyers hailing from these two countries exceeds the figures of last year, which clearly indicates that international buyers are fully aware of the profession character of the show and the benefits of attending this event.
Due to the rising popularity of high-powered motorcycles and the increased safety awareness of riders, this year’s show not only features the familiar motorcycle and component exhibition areas, but a new area for motorcyclists’ accessories for riders, to provide a larger diversity of showcased items. Besides ATVs and high powered motorcycles over 250cc, which attract the attention of large numbers of visitors every year, the show also features new items highly popular among buyers such as event data recorders installed on safety helmets, helmet cameras, and special purpose shoes for riders.
EV Taiwan echoes the latest international trends in the field of green energy and presents key components to international audiences
Following the growing global focus on eco-friendly and green energy, countries all over the world are fully committed to the development of the EV industry as a green alternative. Taiwanese EV manufacturers have developed mature technologies for key EV components. A large number of key EV component manufacturers have received extremely positive feedback from large international manufacturers including TESLA, a large US manufacturer of electric vehicles, and the German BMW Group, which employs EV components manufactured in Taiwan. Furthermore, the government will invest a total of US$320 million in the promotion of development strategies and action plans for smart electric vehicles with the goal of elevating the Taiwanese EV industry to a state of greater maturity in 2010 to 2016. EV Taiwan will showcase the latest results in the field of R&D including light electric vehicles which can be recharged quickly, lightweight traction motors for EV, and e-bikes with variable speed systems as well as large-scale charging stations with great future potential.
20 Award-winning products exhibit new concepts in the fields of smartness, green energy and aesthetics
The Innovation Awards for 2014 Taipei AMPA and AutoTronics, in its eight year, welcomed a record 115 entries that fiercely vied for top honours chosen by a jury of professional judges from the industry, government, and academia. The awarded 20 products cover the four categories are Automobile Parts, Automobile Accessories, Automobile Electronics Parts and Automobile Electronics End Products. Each item was appraised for its innovation, aesthetic, market value, energy efficiency and contribution to the industry. This marks the highest number of submitted products and the most competitive selection process in the history of the shows. Many of these products have been awarded international patent. TAITRA displayed the winning products along the 4F Light Gallery at Nangang Exhibition Hall during the show.
Heavyweight buyers all gather to issue fervent orders
The organiser has also invited foreign buyers and domestic suppliers to meet face-to-face in the 1-on-1 procurement meetings, creating purchasing business opportunities. Some of the heavyweight buyers include Advance Auto Parts, the largest dealer of auto parts from the US; VALEO, the second largest manufacturer of car components and accessories in Europe; Delphi Shanghai, a key supplier of major car manufacturers in China, Magura, the largest importer of motorcycle parts in Germany; SAF Holland, Delphi Sunstar Singapore, RAFI GmbH & Co. KG, the largest manufacturer of car switches in Germany and many others. In addition, 8 buyer groups from Japan, China, Malaysia and Australia will also attend the event. Projections indicate that the overall business opportunities will be remarkable.
The 4-in-1 event includes a variety of exciting activities
The four-in-one event also includes a variety of activities. In addition to the Opening Ceremony and Innovation Awards Ceremony, many seminars on market trends and a number of related industry presentations have been planned. Also, the organiser has prepared frequent shuttle buses as well as free gifts. Foreign buyers that pre-registered online will receive Formosa Dung-Ding tea gift box plus a chance to participate in lucky draw with a HTC One smartphone as the grand prize. Free refreshments and drinks are also offered during happy hours at the exhibition for visitors to have a wonderful stay.
Moreover, the organiser sets up designated outdoor and indoor areas, offering test rides of various electric vehicles with innovative appearance and unique functionality. A total of more than 20 energy and carbon saving new EV models is made available for a hands-on experience by visitors. Stunt riders from Japan were invited for live performance on electric motorcycles in the test ride areas. These performance will be an unforgettable visual feast for all participants.