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Manufacturers Association of India

Vol. 8 No.7 Oct/ Nov/Dec '1999 - Jan/Feb '2000

International Activity


The APAA/ASIA/MEMA Show, held at the Sands Expo Centre. Las Vegas, USA is organised by Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
( AAIA) of USA and the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), ACMA's counterpart in the U S. It has earned the reputation as the largest Aftermarket Show and the 50,000 odd visitors -buyers from the USA, NAFTA and the Mercosul Countries - was proof of the boast.

ACMA Group Participation in Las Vegas

At the ACMA Information stand were displayed catalogues of 12 member companies and product Exhibitors, Anand Mishikawa Company Ltd, Clutch Auto Ltd, Gajra Gears Ltd, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, Lucas TVS Ltd, Sona Group & Trinity Auto Components Ltd, generated good interest and a sizeable number of enquiries.

Mr R M Abhyankar, Consul General of India in San Francisco visited the ACMA Stand invited the Exhibitors on the 2nd evening of the show, to the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, to discuss strategy and offer help and guidance in entering the American automotive market. Mr Sookjai Leungmekul, Deputy Secretary General of the Thai Automotive Parts Industry Association and Mr. Christopher Bates, President, MEMA also visited the stand.

8-12 DECEMBER 1999

Mr Roberto Aventajado receiving the Buyer's Guide 2000 from the ACMA Representative

The Indian Embassy in the Philippines invited ACMA to participate at the tenth 1999 Motorshow International, organised by the Center for International Trade Exhibits (CITEX) a division of Philippines Exhibits and Themeparks Corporation ( PETCO).

The Show was inaugurated by Mr. Roberto Aventajado, Secretary in the office of the President of Philippines, who also visited the ACMA Stand. There were over 55 automotive and automotive related Exhibitors. ACMA participated successfully as its main objective of promoting Auto Expo 2000 elicited interest while the Association also fielded enquiries for sourcing parts. The market caters to Japanese cars and components and these are sourced mainly from Taiwan, Korea and Japan.

The ACMA Representative met with the local component manufacturers association: Association of Consolidate Automotive Parts Producers Inc.

2nd Floor, Guieb Bldg.
961 President Quirino Ave., Malate
Phone: 0063-2-5220533
Fax: 0063-2-5256664

On request from the Indian Embassy, ACMA displayed components besides catalogues from GNA Axles Ltd., Rane Group & Sar Auto Products. Suggestions were made for ACMA to organise a Buyer-Seller meet in the Philippines to create greater awareness of the Indian auto component industry.

WTO: SEATTLE, USA: NOV 29 - 3 DEC 1999
The WTO meeting at the Washington State Convention and Trade Centre in Seattle saw developed and developing nations represented. Present with the CII Indian Industry contingent, led by Mr R Gopalakrishan, was the automotive component sector represented by the Automotive Component Manufactures Association of India with ACMA President Mr V K Mehta and Executive Director Mr Vishnu Mathur.

EXPRO 23, an orientation seminar on marketing and management of exports of auto parts to west European markets was conducted by CBI (an arm of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs) at the CBI Headquarters in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Of the 27 delegates selected and invited from India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Tunisia, Egypt, Kenya and Tanzania, 15 were from India which included the ACMA Secretariat Representative and 5 delegates from member companies.

The curriculum was broad based with subjects ranging from the EU market for auto parts; the ITC competitiveness gauge for Benchmarking to Export Audit and SWOT Analysis. The study also included: EU Regulations on Automotive Parts; Market segmentation in the EU; Case Studies; Financial Analyses; Trade Marks and Patents, etc. and a visit to DAF truck plant in Eindhoven and RAI Truck Show in Amsterdam.