Fifteen Pakistani auto part manufacturers are going to participate in upcoming auto show Automechanika Frankfurt, one of the world's largest auto shows, from September 13-17, 2016. The five-day exhibition that caters to aftermarket sourcing, garage equipment and retail chains will also be attended by other trade visitors from Pakistan's auto sector, according to a press release. Pakistani exporters continue to make inroads into markets of Europe, mainly through export-related skills training imparted by the Dutch CBI (Centre for Promotion of Imports from Low-cost Countries).

CBI has conducted a number of export coaching programmes in Pakistan, which have resulted in grooming engineering companies for the export market and also created a human resource of export managers. The companies, which see a huge potential for auto spare parts and accessories in the international market, are bearing part of the cost themselves. These companies also attend other auto exhibitions like Automechanika Chicago, Shanghai, Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, etc. The companies that will participate in the Frankfurt show include A-One Techniques, Darson Industries, Eastern Agro Industries, Harris Silicon and Gas, Infinity Engineering, Jodhala Complex, Kortech Auto Industries, Landhi Engineering, Mannan Shahid Forging, Mehran Commercial Enterprises, Rastgar Engineering Company, Rubatech Manufacturing, Thal Engineering, Thermosole Industries and Ahmed Traders.

Most of the companies are members of the Pakistan Association of Auto Parts and Accessories Manufacturers (Paapam) and are going to exhibit their products from the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) pavilion whereas three will display their products in collaboration with the CBI. Paapam Senior Vice Chairman Mashhood Ali Khan said the association wanted to increase exports from Pakistan and its vision was to take engineering exports to $5 billion over the next five years. Its members are competing with China, India, Thailand and Vietnam. "We are confident we will get orders from European and other countries," said Khan. He said the association had invited auto part distributors and buying houses to visit the Pakistan Auto Parts Show, which would be held next year. He voiced the hope that he would receive more foreign delegations at the show compared to previous years.

Source: Pakistan Observer