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Argentine delegation present in Automechanika Frankfurt 2018

29 Sep 2018

More than 30 national companies participate of the 25th edition of the leading international exhibition of the automotive sector, in a promising scenario that generates favorable expectations for the industry drive abroad.

From last September 11 and up to next Sunday 15, 31 Argentine companies are present in Automechanika Frankfurt 2018, the largest meeting of the spare part industry worldwide. The mission –organized by the Argentine Agency of Investment and International Trade and the Argentine Department of Foreign Relationships and Worship- is made up by representatives of the Association of Argentine Components Manufacturers and Messe Frankfurt Argentina, both organizers of Automechanika’s local edition. 

Throughout the Argentine pavilion, national exhibitors take part in several activities. They are accompanied by AFAC's president, Raúl Amil, Messe Frankfurt Argentina's president, Fernando Gorbarán and representatives of the bodies in charge of the delegation. 

With the focus set on showing the news of the sector, in the exhibition you will find the latest advances in bodies; parts and components; electronics and systems; accessories for vehicles and customization; repair and maintenance, workshop and dealer management, vehicle wash and care. 

Among the trends presented this year, they stand out the proposals for hybrids, Artificial Intelligence and 4.0 technology applied to industry. In this sense, Messe Frankfurt Argentina’s CEO, Fernando Gorbarán, said that “the trend to digitalization is evident, not only for vehicle technology segment but also for dealers and workshops. Most of the news has to do with automotive connectivity and intelligence." 

Regarding the delegation participation, the executive highlighted that “Argentine companies have a 20-year history being part of Automechanika Frankfurt and this year they came with great expectations for the competitiveness given by the current exchange. It is also worth mentioning the number of Argentine visitors that attend the fair." 

Along this line, the current local economic situation and the high competitiveness of national manufacturers are favorable for the development of the industry in the foreign market. 

Thus, on November 7-10 it will be carried out Automechanika Buenos Aires 2018, the most important event of the automotive industry in South America. Organized by Messe Frankfurt Argentina and the Association of Argentine Components Manufacturers (AFAC), the exhibition will have around 450 exhibitors and expects to receive more than 30,000 visitors in La Rural Trade Center. 

Automechanika Buenos Aires will be carried out on November 7-10, 2018 in La Rural Trade Center of Buenos Aires.  From Dayco, for example, they say that their participation “is of essential importance”, since it is “an event of international visibility, in which we receive our customers and have the chance of launching products”, states Marcelo Sanches, Commercial Director of the company. “Dayco has in Argentina its second major market in South America and we believe that there is still a great potential for growth", he adds. 

The firm has, in Cordoba city, one of the greatest and most modern factories of the group that serves the local market and exports products to the world. “We also have a commercial team, technical assistance and local development to be near our customers and assist them in an agile way”, says the executive. 

For Monroe Fric-Rot, Automechanika Buenos Aires is “the most important spare part exhibition in South America and it represents the opportunity of receiving our customers”, according to Fernando Palasciano, Senior Sales Manager of the company. 

It is its seventh consecutive participation. In this case, they tell us that they will present the following products: Fric-Rot shock absorbers (its Premium line); Monroe Dakar shock absorbers, which have a new gasket-guide lock system and they are designed, tested and approved by the automotive terminals that manufacture pick-ups; and Magnum Monroe shock absorbers, for the transportation of load and passengers. They will also exhibit its suspension parts Monroe Axios and the new line Monroe Matic Plus. 

On their part, from Dayco they announce the presentation of their distribution kits with water pump. They will also take their recent launchings in synchronizing belt lines and accessories, the latest technology in synchronic belts in oil bath (B.I.O), tensioners and pulleys, among others. 

Automechanika Buenos Aires will be carried out on November 7-10, in La Rural Trade Center. 

The exhibition is only for businessmen and professionals of the sector.  With an invitation: free of charge. People under 16 years will not be admitted, even if attending with an adult.

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Messe Frankfurt Argentina is the affiliate of the worldwide trade fair organization leader. The purpose of the fairs is to promote actual business meetings to boost activity in regional markets, in the domestic market and in turn prompt the development of the technological pole in each area. The current portfolio of shows of Messe Frankfurt Argentina includes the following exhibitions: Automechanika Buenos Aires, BIEL Light + Building Buenos Aires, Confemaq, Emitex, ExpoCehap, ExpoFerretera, ExpoMant, International Motorcycle Show of Argentina, Intersec Buenos Aires, Simatex, Tecno Fidta. In addition to numerous congresses and special events for third party, such as Argentina Oil & Gas Expo Buenos Aires, Argentina Oil and Gas Expo Patagonia, Arminera and Electronics Home, among others. 
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