The eighth edition of the Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) wrapped up in southwest China this past Saturday, a three-day show that brought more than 10,000 visitors.
More than 400 companies exhibited their products and services at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition and Convention Center. A series of 14 educational sessions augmented the show, bringing vital training and information to attendees. There already have been more than 34,850 views on live broadcasts from the show.
“CAPAS 2022 portrayed Southwest China’s dynamically developing automotive industry,” said James Yu, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd. “The region is on track to become a world-class car manufacturing cluster with a rising auto consumer market owing to the Chengdu-Chongqing Economic Rim.”
Key exhibitors included Beijing Ideal International Trade, Bona, Chuannan Shock Absorber, Conergies, Faret, Geely Commercial Vehicle, Huiyuan, Hyundai Truck & Bus, Jinhong Crankshaft, JTC, Kain Auto, Mobor, Rzoil, Sichuan Shidai, Sichuan Zhongche Tietou, Sontian, WM Motor, Yingling, Yousheng and Zhong Xingwang.
“The show successfully gathered industry resources in the surrounding areas, as well as from further afield to meet demands in manufacturing and the aftermarket. Themes also spotlighted regional initiatives that promote new energy vehicles and car connectivity,” said Yu.
One attendee said she took particular interest in battery technologies she found at the show.
“CAPAS is an essential platform for our domestic promotion as we always have productive dialogues with new and existing distributors,” said Liu Yueyuan, sales director of Faret Auto Radiator (Tianjin) Co Ltd. “We found trends about new energy covering the upstream and downstream value chain. For instance, as battery performance and technology mature, new types of battery swapping and charging services are elevating the sector even further.”
To spotlight the robust automotive supply chain, the Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim zone hosted pavilions from Chongqing, Guangzhou, Hubei and Hunan, with another 14 city pavilions from Sichuan like Guangan, Mianyang, Nanchong and Neijiang. As an example, 16 companies from Suining focused on car-making, automotive parts manufacturing, air conditioning systems, new energy, intelligent and connected vehicles, and more. The JAC Group presented their “Weiling New Energy Van” and “Urban New Energy Logistics Vehicle” that offer large storage, better safety and higher connectivity. Other exhibitors included Sichuan Langrun and Sichuan Oushen.
Twelve firms in the Yibin pavilion displayed more than 40 lithium-Ion battery products and battery swapping services for heavy trucks. The pavilion also released a list of approximately 20 projects with potential investment opportunities like a battery recycling industrial park and an intelligent manufacturing plan for new energy vehicles.
Additionally, 28 buyer groups from Chongqing, Guizhou, Sichuan and Yunnan hosted decision makers from the Sichuan Automotive Industry Association, Marketing Committee of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Sichuan, Automobile Maintenance Committee of the Chongqing Road Transport Association, Vehicle Maintenance and Testing Branch of Guangdong Road Transport Association and more.
One buyer, Jack Zhai, commercial vehicle product line director of Launch Tech Co Ltd, said, “I have attended CAPAS three times before. From this visit, I explored updates from new energy commercial vehicle brands like Foton Daimler, Shaanxi Automobile and Sinotruk. I was able to gather more information about maintenance and diagnostics and engaged with wider industry resources.”
The ninth edition of CAPAS will take place from May 18-20, 2023.
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