Forum for Science, Industry and Business

Sponsored by:     3M 
Search our Site:

 

EQUIP AUTO 2011 revs up automotive parts industry

07.01.2011
EQUIP AUTO 2011, the biennial international exhibition for automotive parts, systems and equipment, will take place at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre (France) from 11 to 15 October 2011.

The event is organised in conjunction with the Plateforme de la Filière Automobile (an industry forum aimed at promoting excellence in the automotive industry) and the Fédération des Industries des Equipements pour Véhicules, or FIEV (the French Vehicle Equipment Industries Association).

EQUIP AUTO reflects and drives market trends, and brings together equipment for all vehicles under one roof.

EQUIP AUTO 2011, which has been organised by Comexposium, together with FIEV and the Fédération Française de la Carrosserie, or FFC (French Bodywork Association), will offer a more compact programme than in previous years. Organisers are expecting to see signs that the market has recovered from the economic crisis that hit the sector in 2009, with more participants expected from Eastern Europe and Russia.

Claude Cham, President of FIEV says: “Automotive products are becoming part of a broader, more complex mobility offer. It is the exhibition’s job to interpret these new trends and give industry professionals the tools to enable them to anticipate the changes ahead.”

Mario Fiems, exhibition manager, expects numbers to be up on last year: “[We expect] a 12.5% increase in the number of exhibitors, 5% in the number of visitors and 25% more gross exhibition space [compared to last year]”.

EQUIP AUTO 2011 will build on the exhibition’s multi-sector approach and positioning as a trade show for all equipment and all vehicles such as light vehicles, LCVs, HGVs, buses as well as coaches, motorcycles, agricultural vehicles, and construction vehicles.

The exhibition’s new positioning does not draw a distinction between OEM (original equipment manufacturer) and aftermarket. This reasserts the role of EQUIP AUTO as a key trade fair that underpins the entire sector. EQUIP AUTO is also a business forum that enables participants to keep track of trends and issues affecting the industry.

EQUIP AUTO 2011 will shed new light on three specific sectors: green technology; painting and repairs; and, finally, information and communications technologies.

EQUIP AUTO GreenTech will be a 5,000 m² area in Hall 6 dedicated to clean vehicles (covering electric and hybrid vehicles, high-fuel economy, and alternative fuels), parts and systems (engines, starting systems, tyres, and energy recovery systems), as well as related services and infrastructures.

The emergence of clean vehicles has an impact on the entire sector, from initial design through to maintenance. The purpose of EQUIP AUTO GreenTech is to promote emerging technologies and to assess their impact on the lower end of the supply chain; to present exciting, upcoming ground-breaking solutions; and, finally, to highlight new commercial and industrial potential to win or hold on to market share.

The Electromobility Forum, first organised at EQUIP AUTO 2009, will bring together the main upstream industry players to discuss the issues affecting the parts market.

The 2011 exhibition will, for the first time, feature a 6,000m² bodywork and paint area dedicated to suppliers in the sector, and sponsored by the FFC and its members. Patrick Cholton, Vice President of the FFC, says: “The Bodywork Village will be a highly professional product showcase with a friendly, welcoming atmosphere.”

EQUIP AUTO 2011 will also feature a 1,000 m² information-and-communication technologies area showcasing an array of DMS, electronic/e-commerce catalogues, databases, and costing/CRM tools. Visitors to the information-and-communication technologies area will find a full range of IT resources for effective marketing, training workshops, as well as a best-practice forum focused on developing customer loyalty and on expanding customer bases.

EQUIP AUTO has demonstrated its commitment to the sector through a number of recent studies. In March 2011, the results of a behavioural study into the importance of social networking in the sector will be revealed. EQUIP AUTO has also commissioned a study into the potential impact of clean vehicles on the auto-repairs sector. This study produced some interesting results, revealing that nearly three out of four repair shops have already worked on at least one hybrid, electric, alternative-fuel or partially hybrid vehicle.

About EQUIP AUTO

EQUIP AUTO is the international exhibition for all vehicle equipment. This B2B event brings together manufacturers, distributors and repairers seeking new products, services or partners. The exhibition is organised by Comexposium, the Fédération Française de la Carrosserie, or FFC

(French Bodywork Association), and the Fédération des Industries des Equipements pour Véhicules, or FIEV (French Vehicle Equipment Industries Association).

The exhibition will take place from 11 to 15 October 2011 at the Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, north of the French capital.

For more information, please go to: www.equipauto.com

Mary-Ann Williams | UBIFRANCE
Further information:
http://www.ubifrance.com/uk/
http://www.equipauto.com

More articles from Trade Fair News:

nachricht Bug-proof communication with entangled photons
22.06.2017 | Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

nachricht LZH at the LASER World of Photonics 2017: Light for Innovation
16.06.2017 | Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V.

All articles from Trade Fair News >>>

The most recent press releases about innovation >>>

Die letzten 5 Focus-News des innovations-reports im Überblick:

Im Focus: Can we see monkeys from space? Emerging technologies to map biodiversity

An international team of scientists has proposed a new multi-disciplinary approach in which an array of new technologies will allow us to map biodiversity and the risks that wildlife is facing at the scale of whole landscapes. The findings are published in Nature Ecology and Evolution. This international research is led by the Kunming Institute of Zoology from China, University of East Anglia, University of Leicester and the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research.

Using a combination of satellite and ground data, the team proposes that it is now possible to map biodiversity with an accuracy that has not been previously...

Im Focus: Climate satellite: Tracking methane with robust laser technology

Heatwaves in the Arctic, longer periods of vegetation in Europe, severe floods in West Africa – starting in 2021, scientists want to explore the emissions of the greenhouse gas methane with the German-French satellite MERLIN. This is made possible by a new robust laser system of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT in Aachen, which achieves unprecedented measurement accuracy.

Methane is primarily the result of the decomposition of organic matter. The gas has a 25 times greater warming potential than carbon dioxide, but is not as...

Im Focus: How protons move through a fuel cell

Hydrogen is regarded as the energy source of the future: It is produced with solar power and can be used to generate heat and electricity in fuel cells. Empa researchers have now succeeded in decoding the movement of hydrogen ions in crystals – a key step towards more efficient energy conversion in the hydrogen industry of tomorrow.

As charge carriers, electrons and ions play the leading role in electrochemical energy storage devices and converters such as batteries and fuel cells. Proton...

Im Focus: A unique data centre for cosmological simulations

Scientists from the Excellence Cluster Universe at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich have establised "Cosmowebportal", a unique data centre for cosmological simulations located at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre (LRZ) of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences. The complete results of a series of large hydrodynamical cosmological simulations are available, with data volumes typically exceeding several hundred terabytes. Scientists worldwide can interactively explore these complex simulations via a web interface and directly access the results.

With current telescopes, scientists can observe our Universe’s galaxies and galaxy clusters and their distribution along an invisible cosmic web. From the...

Im Focus: Scientists develop molecular thermometer for contactless measurement using infrared light

Temperature measurements possible even on the smallest scale / Molecular ruby for use in material sciences, biology, and medicine

Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) in cooperation with researchers of the German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM)...

All Focus news of the innovation-report >>>

Anzeige

Anzeige

Event News

Plants are networkers

19.06.2017 | Event News

Digital Survival Training for Executives

13.06.2017 | Event News

Global Learning Council Summit 2017

13.06.2017 | Event News

 
Latest News

Quantum thermometer or optical refrigerator?

23.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

A 100-year-old physics problem has been solved at EPFL

23.06.2017 | Physics and Astronomy

Equipping form with function

23.06.2017 | Information Technology

VideoLinks
B2B-VideoLinks
More VideoLinks >>>