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Technological innovations are pushing Autopromotec 2015 figures

Monday, October 20, 2014 - 07:00
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The organizers of Autopromotec 2015, the most specialized international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products taking place at the Bologna Trade Fair Center May 20-24, 2015, said that exhibit space in the halls devoted to lifting equipment, tires and tire equipment is sold out.

There also has been a positive response from the hall devoted to spare parts, which has seen many long-time regular exhibitors confirm their participation and will soon welcome new companies. Interest also is being shown in the Filling Station Equipment event, which will involve leading companies of the service station, car wash, car care and chemical industries.

The Diagnostic Hub, the exhibit area that met with success in 2013, has been confirmed for the 2015 edition, and will be expanded with new sector leaders and important legislative innovations coming into force, such as the new MCTCNet2 inspection system.

Also for Autopromotec 2015, exhibit space distribution will stay true to the “show-within-the-show” concept that has always distinguished the Exhibition, and allows attendees to plan their visit according to their professional interests, thus optimizing their time.

Autopromotec organizers said the growing demand for exhibit space reflects the technological stir and endeavor that is now affecting the entire automotive aftermarket industry. There are several innovation fields involved: the new vehicle inspection regulations will require major technological updates from operators; TPMS introduction will turn tires into “intelligent” elements, leading tire professionals to work with software and electronic tools. Infomobility systems keep evolving at a fast pace, and many will be the innovations featured in this specific field; new emission standards are, turn, stirring up the market for fuel efficiency. In this regard, thanks to the partnership between the organizers and Federmetano, major innovations will be presented in the new energy area, with more details coming soon. Car dealerships have long been eager to play a more active role in the auto maintenance and repair sector, and this is another factor driving business operators to the Autopromotec show.

The number of foreign exhibitors registered so far represents nearly 39 percent of the final figures achieved in 2013, and is the result of busy worldwide promotional tours undertaken to increase the number of international exhibitors and buyers coming to the show. It is an interest arouser for export-oriented firms in the sector, which see Autopromotec as the venue for extending the strong appeal of European technology into historical and emerging markets at an international level.

The current number of exhibitors presages double-digit growth over Autopromotec 2013, and 2015 is expected to be the most complete, specialized and internationally oriented edition.

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