Frankfurt 17th Sept-2016: Pakistani exhibitors received very positive response from Germany and other European countries during the Automechanika 2016 at Frankfurt , Germany, which ends today.
It was interesting to note that many established Chinese and Indian Auto Parts Export Houses showed keen interest in buying Pakistani auto parts on account of their quality, price and product range.
With several tractor, truck and car assembly lines operating in Pakistan, it has become an attractive source of quality spares for agricultural tractors like MF and CNH. Similarly, several companies have products for the Heavy Duty Truck and Trailer market and did brisk business with distributors who were visiting Automechanika from all over the world.
Mashood Ali Khan, PAAPAM Senior Vice Chairman, while talking to the media , said that many genuine buyers had visited Pakistani stands , and discussed in detail about the products and that he expects that exporters from Pakistan will get substantial business from Automechanika Frankfurt.
Members of the Pakistan Auto Parts Manufacturers Association, PAAPAM, are competing with China, India, Thailand and Vietnam in the export market. “We are confident of getting orders from across Europe and other countries,” Mashood said.
Pakistani exporters are continuously gaining market access to Europe, mainly through the high quality export-related skills training imparted by the Dutch CBI, Centre For Promotion of Exports From Low Cost Countries through their Export Coaching Programs. CBI has a stand in Hall 6.3 at the Automechanika 2016, where three Pakistani companies, from the current Export Coaching Program are also exhibiting under guidance of CBI Expert, Mr. Jan Oude Elferink & others under the umbrella of TDAP.
Mashood Ali Khan, who will soon assume charge of Chairman PAAPAM, also met representative of Thailand, Morocco, Brazil, Taiwan, China, Iran, Turkey and other auto parts associations during the Automechanika, to invite them to participate in the Pakistan Auto Show, PAPS 2017, 3-5 March,2017.
The main effort was to create a close liaison between PAAPAM and other associations for future
Pakistani companies that had been participate in Automechanika Frankfurt ,Germany included A-One Techniques, Darson Industries (Pvt) Ltd, Eastern Agro Industries, Harris Silicon and Gas (Pvt) Ltd, Infinity Engineering (Pvt Ltd), Jodhala Complex (Pvt) Ltd, Kortech Auto Industries (Pvt) Ltd, Landhi Engineering (Pvt) Ltd, MannanShahid Forging Ltd, Mehran Commercial Enterprises, Rastgar Engineering Company (Pvt) Ltd, Rubatech Manufacturing Co Ltd, Thal Engineering, Thermosole Industries (Pvt) Ltd, and Ahmed Traders.
Automechanika Frankfurt is the world’s largest auto parts trade fair catering to aftermarket sourcing, garage equipment and retail sales chains.