Taipei AMPA 2019 6-in-1 Show With eye-catching, innovative technological products, the number of foreign buyers exceeds the previous show
The Taipei AMPA 2019 6-in-1 Show, organized by the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), was held April 24 to 27 (Taipei AMPA, AutoTronics Taipei, Taiwan ITS, Taiwan EVS) and April 25 to 28 (Taiwan Motorcycle and Taiwan Car Tuning) at TaiNEX 1 and TaiNEX 2. Taipei AMPA is the second largest show for aftermarket auto parts and the most important one-stop auto parts sourcing platform in Asia. The six shows include a total of 1,340 exhibitors occupying 3,750 booths. The scale of this year’s show surpasses all others.
The exhibition presented the complete supply chain of Taiwan's automotive industry. Iconic local manufacturers attended, including Sonar, TW Racing, Depo, Tong Yang, Nan Hoang and Fukuta. These manufacturers rall have supported Taipei AMPA for many years.
Major manufacturers such as Mobiletron Electronics, XING Mobility, Jet Opto, MiTAC Digital, and Kai Suh Suh attended AutoTronics Taipei. Also, more smart technology solution providers joined the Taiwan ITS and Taiwan EVS, including self-driving bus manufacturer 7StarLake, ETC smart toll collection system provider FETC International and smart charging-station developer Noodoe. Major motorcycle manufacturers, including BMW, MAGURA, NCY and Yih Jing showcased heavy-duty motorcycles and a range of spare parts; Weituo, Dynamo and SUNQ RV exhibited at the Taiwan Car Tuning. The shows featured a total of 171 foreign exhibitors from 14 countries or regions, including the United States, Japan, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, India, China, Hong Kong region, South Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Slovenia.
TAITRA President & CEO Walter Yeh stated that 80% of Taiwan’s auto parts suppliers are mainly in the export business, and the global market is currently weak. In 2018, the export value of Taiwan’s auto parts and accessories nevertheless showed excellent performance at US$7 billion. Taiwan’s widely recognized manufacturing strength, paired with the country’s unrivaled IT and communications industry, self-driving vehicles, smart charging stations, smart parking systems and other solutions, is creating huge business opportunities. ‘Electronization,’ ‘motorization’ and ‘intelligentization’ was the main axes of this exhibition.
To maximize the benefits to exhibitors and help expand worldwide business opportunities, the overseas units of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and TAITRA invited more than 50 heavyweight international buyers to visit and place orders at this year’s show, including Paaschburg & Wunderlich, the largest motorcycle dealer in Germany; Piaggio, the largest motorcycle manufacturer in Italy and the fourth- largest in the world; Ashok Leyland, India’s second- largest commercial vehicle manufacturer; Mahindra & Mahindra, India’s only electric vehicle manufacturer; and Geevers, the largest auto parts dealer in the Benelux countries. These important buyers participated in 370 one-on-one procurement meetings to provide Taiwanese exhibitors with the most efficient business matchmaking opportunities.
n addition to product showcases, three major professional forum and seminars, held from April 24 to 26 also highlight the exhibition: the Tech Taipei-IoV Seminar; the Global Smart Mobility Trend Forum; and the Tech Taipei-EV Seminar. For the more than 20 sessions planned, TAITRA invited such global manufacturers as Nvidia, Texas Instruments, Microsoft, Renesas, Toshiba, XING Mobility, and Noodoe to share technology development and smart application trends in self-driving, IoV, ADAS and V2X applications, electric vehicles and more, making this the best platform to gauge the pulse of industrial development in these sectors. In addition to professional events, four lectures were planned for general consumers, and many vehicle industry experts were invited to share beginner tips for tuning and for heavy-duty motorcycles. The exhibition also featured a motorcycle fashion show to stimulate buying.
This year, the 6-in-1 show attracted approximately 7,200 foreign buyers from 142 countries or regions. The number of foreign buyers exceeded the previous show. The top 10 buyers were from Japan, China, the United States, Malaysia, Hong Kong region, Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines, Singapore, and Indonesia.
This year's Taipei AMPA 6-in-1 Show featured even more innovative products for technological applications, such as the automotive collision component manufacturer Tong Yang's robot arm spray coating application, which increases efficiency by 30%. ADAS products developed by Cub Elecparts are still very popular; among them, radar detection products are the most promising. Mobiletron launched the smallest and lightest intelligent high-voltage energy storage cabinet in Taiwan, which provides an adequate charging source for electric buses. Noodoe integrated the IoT system with hardware development to create a smart charging station that allows drivers to charge their vehicles by scanning the QR Code with a mobile phone. Phihong's movable chargers provide more flexibility and offer charging solutions for a wide range of applications.
Many participating vendors cooperated with the exhibition to promote new products. Regarding local exhibitors, the vehicle repair tool manufacturer, Gu Siang Tools Develop, sold new products onsite and was interviewed by the international media, upholding the aims of the Show. The electric vehicle battery system launched by XING Mobility attracted the attention of many vehicle companies, which discussed cooperation possibilities. 7StarLake, participating in the show for the first time, won the attention of European, American and Southeast Asian buyers who were interested in self-driving buses made in Taiwan. The motorcycle exhibitor, FUGIMAKU, participating in the show for the first time, engaged with new buyers from the Middle East and Israel, and was satisfied with exhibition results. In terms of foreign exhibitors, Malaysian auto parts manufacturer, Jeb Auto, was also satisfied with the results of the show and aspires to gather a number of local manufacturers to organize a joint National Pavilion at the next show. Korean companies 911 SIGNAL, 9CIRCLE, and PUMTECH met Taiwanese companies during the exhibition and were satisfied with the show results; they will continue to participate in the show next year.
In addition to the fruitful results demonstrated by the exhibitors, foreign buyers also affirmed the exhibition. Turkey's most famous bus manufacturer, TEMSA, is optimistic about Taiwan's electric vehicle spare parts manufacturing strength, and believes that the exhibition provides the best platform to form partnerships. The Spanish auto parts manufacturer JUMASA, which has attended the show in Taiwan for more than 10 years, evaluated Taiwanese suppliers positively and will continue to visit AMPA in the future. Tamer Hamdy, CEO of KYMCO Egypt, said that the quality of Taiwan's motorcycle spare parts is very trustworthy, and has therefore established a long-term partnership with spare parts manufacturers.