The event will showcase latest products, developments and technologies for commercial vehicles, automotive parts and accessories.
PhilAuto 2018, the biggest international business-to-business event for auto aftermarket in the Philippines, will be held at the SMX Convention Center in Metro Manila from July 13-15, 2018. Organised by AMB Tarsus Events Group, PhilAuto 2018 is a major opportune event for the region. The event will be accompanied by concurrently-run shows which are the Philippines Bus & Truck Exhibition (PhilBus & Truck), Philippines International Cold Chain Industry Expo (ColdChain Philippines), Philippines International Material Handling, Warehousing & Storage Equipment & Technology Exhibition (PHILMAT), Philippines International Tyre Exhibition (PhilTrex), and Philippines International Motorcycle Vehicle, Parts & Accessories Exhibition (PhilBike).
Provincial Bus Operator’s Association Philippines (PBOAP) will be holding a member’s meeting alongside and the Haulers and Truckers Association in the Waterfront Inc (HATAW) will hold a conference to discuss the latest issues concerning truckers and public utility vehicle operators.
“PhilAuto 2018 presents an excellent opportunity for local SMEs to co-operate with overseas manufacturers for technical collaboration and strategic ties,” said Raquel Santos, President, Philippine Parts Maker Association.
Philippines auto market
The Philippines has seen a steady growth in the automotive market, as auto sales continue to soar. In 2016, auto sales surpassed industry’s expectations, recording a 24.88 per cent rise from 323,561 units to 404,051 units sold.
The total sales exceeded the 4,00,000-unit mark, recording the highest sales figure for the market, according to the Chamber of Automotive Manufacturers of the Philippines, the Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors, and the Truck Manufacturers Association. From the sales recorded, 39.3 per cent was passenger car sales, which is also equivalent to 158,619 units, while the remaining makes up the commercial vehicles segment, with 245,432 units. This vast growth is spurred on by increased domestic consumption, favourable financing offers, trade and investments.
A platform to explore opportunities
PhilAuto 2018 will cover the latest products, developments and technologies for commercial vehicles, automotive parts and systems, automotive accessories, automotive electronics and entertainment devices, motorcycles, motorbike parts and accessories, specialised tuning and modifications, automotive service, repair and maintenance, and much more.
This will be one of the biggest business-to-business platform where visitors can gain new insights, source for new supplies, learn directly from international experts in the industry and get updated on the latest issues and developments to improve their business.
Occupying more than 50,000 sq ft of space, the expo will feature over 200 international and local companies and brands from countries including Malaysia, China, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand.
PPMA aims to develop and boost the local production of Philippines automotive industry by realising the nation’s potential on becoming an auto-manufacturing hub of the Asean region. The association members realised the need for an organisation that would actively promote the interests of the industry and encourage the development of viable automotive parts and components to sustain manufacturing activities in the country.
Thus, PPMA was established to enhance the recovery and sustain the growth of the motor vehicle parts and components industry, as well as to meet the challenges of the new millennium.
Recently, AMB Tarsus Events Group met the members of PPMA executive committee. At the end of the meeting, PPMA concluded that they would be lending their support to PhilAuto 2018, particularly with the attendance and participation of the association’s key members at the event alongside co-related expos, PhilBus & Truck 2018 and PhilTrex 2018.
PhilAuto 2018, as a trade show, has a reputation of delivering top quality trade buyers and decision makers. It features the latest auto parts, accessories, service and repair equipment and supplies.
More importantly it acts as an umbrella under which industry players gather and network to explore business co-operation and opportunities.