Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo 2024 in China concludes with increased participation and focus on industry advancements

The Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) wrapped up its 2024 event on March 23 at the National Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin. The expo saw an increase in participation, with a larger exhibition area, more exhibitors and visitors compared to the previous year.

The Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) wrapped up its 2024 event on March 23 at the National Convention and Exhibition Center in Tianjin, China. The expo saw an increase in participation, with a larger exhibition area, more exhibitors and visitors compared to the previous year.

This year’s event also had a notable international presence, with industry representatives from 46 countries and regions exploring topics such as innovation, green development, new energy vehicles and connectivity.

Key statistics from AMR 2024 include:

Visitor count: 45,616, an 18 percent increase from the previous year, from 46 countries and regions.

Exhibitors: 1,061 from 10 countries and regions, a 61 percent increase

Exhibition area: 100,000 square meters, a 25 percent increase.
33 supplementary events were held during the expo

Top ten overseas countries and regions include South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Albania, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, Japan, India, and Brazil

AMR has been a fixture in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region for more than 40 years, providing a platform for information exchange, business cooperation and education in the automotive industry. This year’s event expanded the Repair and Maintenance and Parts and Components sectors to accommodate more exhibitors and showcased global industry trends and national guidelines.

Jacky Li, Vice President of Corwei (Yingkou) Industrial Co Ltd, said, “This year, we brought smart manufacturing products with Italian technology patents and maintenance equipment for new energy vehicles to the show. We welcomed customers from all over the world, including Chinese buyers and overseas customers from Europe, Japan, South Korea and Southeast Asia, as well as new customers from Africa. Our distributors and customers expressed high praise about the fair, which opened up more business channels for us.”

Danaher Auto Spare Parts Co Ltd, a key Chinese manufacturer of spare parts, also participated in the expo. “Tianjin is an important manufacturing and distribution hub for automotive components in China. Leveraging geographical advantages, AMR’s platform has facilitated our expansion in the North China market, as we can showcase products and promote our brands in the region,” said company director Emmett Yang.

Faret Auto Radiator (Tianjin) Ltd, a loyal exhibitor at AMR, highlighted its products and brand at the event. General Manager Zhuo Lei said, “The fair provides an opportunity for us to reconnect with old friends, make new business connections and strengthen partnerships. We also hope to expand into broader global markets as an upswing of the show’s international influence.”

The expo also featured an Industry and Education Integration zone, supporting communication between vocational institutions and enterprises. Zhiqing Miao, Director of the Integration of Industry and Education at the China Automotive Maintenance Equipment Industry Association, said, “We hope to promote the interrelation of industry and education through AMR, a leading platform in China’s automotive repair and maintenance industry. It provided a stage for some 20 vocational institutions to exhibit. The combination of showcases and forums helped to address the demand for talent within the industry and to advance the transportation sector in China.”

The Green Repair & New Energy zone showcased green repair technologies, new energy vehicle maintenance products, and battery technology. The National Vocational Skills Competition 2024 was held in this zone, emphasizing safety, green protection, energy-saving, and efficiency.

International trade and cooperation were key aspects of AMR, with overseas exhibitors presenting products from around the world. Michael Amann, Managing Director of MAHA Maschinenbau Haldenwang GmbH & Co KG, said, “The event is an excellent platform for networking, finding business partners, and engaging with other industry players to discuss the industry’s future. After the past few years of disruption, it is vital for us to reconnect with partners face-to-face. China’s vast economy makes it a crucial market for us. The show has been very promising, and I am looking forward to participating in future editions as well.”

The expo also attracted professional buyers, such as Daryl Yap, General Manager of UNIPAC Engineering (M) Sdn Bhd, who said, “This is my first time visiting AMR, and I am very impressed by the scale of the show. It provides an ideal meeting point for us to see our partners from Germany and learn more about Chinese suppliers. So far, we have managed to identify a number of manufacturers that we would like to follow up with after the fair concludes. In addition, the Green Repair & New Energy zone was very attractive and I hope to look for EV repair solutions like battery-related equipment here.”

The 6th International Automotive Aftermarket Conference was a highlight of the supplementary program, bringing together industry experts and top executives to discuss transformations in the aftermarket and various trends.

David Dai, Founder of Magic Cube and a speaker at the conference, shared his perspective on the industry, saying, “Companies should take advantage of the resources at trade shows to learn about the trends in the market to find their own positioning, streamline their operations and face challenges with a positive attitude.”

Shuiping Wang, President of the China Automotive Maintenance Equipment Industry Association, commented on the future of the industry, saying, “The automotive aftermarket will need to continue strengthening technological innovation by embracing sustainable smart manufacturing and the rise of emerging companies. Next year, we look forward to seeing more innovative achievements around the fairground.”

Yanhua Zhang, President of the China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association, expressed optimism about the future of AMR, stating, “As a leading event in the automotive aftermarket, AMR endeavors to make strong contributions to the industry’s quality upgrade by promoting electrification, digitalization and green development.”

The Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo is co-organized by the China Automotive Maintenance Equipment Industry Association, the China Automotive Maintenance and Repair Association, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, and the China National Machinery Industry International Co Ltd. It is part of Messe Frankfurt’s global portfolio of events in the Mobility and Logistics sector.

The next edition of AMR will return in the spring of 2025, with details to be announced in due course. Please contact Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd at + 86 400 613 8585, visit www.amr-china.cn or email amr@china.messefrankfurt.com for further enquiries.


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