Trade Shows

CAPAS 2018 Concluded On A High Note

The fifth edition of The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) successfully concluded on 26 May 2018 at the Chengdu Century City New International Convention and Exhibition Center in China.

As a platform for the automotive industry in Southwest China, this year CAPAS gathered 583 exhibitors (a 12 per cent increase) from China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and the US. Each of these industry leaders gathered together with 18,016 visitors (a four per cent increase) across 45,000m2 of exhibition space.

Following the show’s conclusion, Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, said she was pleased to see how CAPAS has grown alongside the industry.

“By catering to the auto market’s transformation in recent years, this fair has helped improve the competitiveness of attending industry players,” said Chiew. “One example is through its showcase of solutions for new environmental protection policies, which allows both exhibitors and visitors to tackle key challenges in the industry. I believe the show will continue to do this in the future too.”

This year, CAPAS featured six theme zones on the show floor: the Automobile Lifestyle Zone, the Commercial Vehicle Zone, the E-mobility & Infrastructure Zone, the Made in Sichuan Zone, the Quick Fix, Replacement Parts & Chain Stores Zone and the Supply Chain Procurement Zone. Positive feedback suggested that the clear zonings and complete range of product offerings helped buyers and exhibitors to have a more efficient business matching experience during the fair.

CAPAS launched the Quick Fix, Replacement Parts & Chain Stores Zone, attracting many well-known chain store brands to participate such as Fix Auto, GAPE China, Jingdian Auto, Tyreplus and more. Fix Auto made its debut appearance at CAPAS, using the zone to target the fast-developing Southwest China market. Speaking at the show was John Zhou, Vice President for China Regions. He said: “During CAPAS, we are featuring an integrated services package for the repair market, assisting the companies in creating standardised service procedures whilst also improving their operations, productivity, competitiveness and costs.

“The aftermarket sector in the entire Southwest region has very good development potential. The implementation of environmental protection policies has led to an upgrade of the entire industry, which matches well with our own business concept. We have met our target customers at CAPAS this year, and we expect to continue participating similar exhibitions in the future.”

The next edition will be held from 23-25 May 2019. For more information, visit www.capas-chengdu.com or email [email protected]