Another spectacular Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo
The 2019 edition of Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo saw the show enjoy another spectacular year, with an industry-leading array of new technologies, products and announcements attracting automotive OEMs and Tier 1, 2 and 3 procurement managers, component specifiers, supply chain partners and engineers to the Stuttgart Messe.
As in previous years, Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo was held alongside complementary events – four leading exhibitions in Automotive Testing Expo, Engine Expo + The Powertrain Technology Show, Autonomous Vehicle Technology Expo and Automotive Interiors Expo; and industry-leading symposia in Autonomous Vehicle Test & Development Symposium, Autonomous Vehicle Interior Design & Technology Symposium and Autonomous Vehicle Software & AI Symposium. Bringing together experts from across the automotive industry, the combined event welcomed a record number of visitors across the three days and saw hundreds of companies from across the globe showcase the latest developments in current- and next-generation innovation.
This year’s Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo was about more than just showcasing new products, however. The targeted visitor base, and cutting-edge expertise demonstrated by exhibitors, makes the event a vital opportunity for key industry figures to connect, network and discuss the latest trends affecting the international automotive market.
From conversations about e-mobility component production on the Industria Metalli booth and demonstrations of smart factory networking from Kinexon, to high-level discussions on automated versus manual production at the Multico booth, an extremely wide range of competencies were on display.
In the same hall, visitors could learn more about the array of manufacturing and finishing solutions at CMS, plastic engineering and manufacturing capabilities for automotive applications from CGM, specialist prototype and small series production expertise by Quantal, and injection molding consultancy and production from RDP Groupe.
Global Automotive Components and Suppliers Expo 2019 was packed with leading experts, all keen to talk to visitors about projects and collaborations to advance component design and production.
Indeed, in the words of Attl mechanical engineer Josef Hejnic, “We are a supplier for automotive markets, so we see this show as an opportunity to meet with people in this industry and talk about how we can work together with our technologies and products. Or about how we could develop new product types.”
Across the exhibition, visitors to the Expo (and the neighboring shows) were able to meet technical experts, discuss opportunities and trends, and learn more about this complex element of the automotive industry. In addition, the international visitor base was greeted by an exhibitor list that included companies from across the globe. Global Automotive Components and Supplier Expo 2019 featured several international pavilions, collecting together exhibitors from such diverse markets as China, South Korea, Italy, Portugal, Lithuania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Thailand, Moldova and several others.
Among the busy booths were first-time exhibitors such as Wenchi & Brothers and Kinexon, as well as industry stalwarts (and regular attendees to Global Automotive Components and Supplier Expo) such as FederTechnik, TGK, Haver & Boecker, Sintex, and Batten & Allen. Visitors to the 2019 show came looking for a wide range of different solutions and ideas, and all were impressed with the variety and depth of knowledge on display.
The dates for your diary for next year's show are June 16, 17, 18, 2020.
“It’s important because it’s one of the few exhibitions that exist for the interior components and parts, and since we are quite new in the market, it makes sense for us to be here.”
Ricardo Fernandes, sales manager, Trim NW
“This our fourth or fifth year. We wouldn’t be here if we weren’t making the right contacts here.”
Giuliano Bonassi, sales manager, OMF
“We supply a lot of automotive customers, which makes this an ideal show for us to visit. The people we need to meet are here.”
Pascal Gander, key account manager, FederTechnik
“We are already working with some of the people we meet here, and we are interested in working with some we haven’t met before today!”
Peter Krevh, project support specialist, TGK
“The reason we are here is the same reason we keep coming back. Simply put, we meet the right people here.”
Gustavo Brito, project leader, Fundinio
“We are here because this show is targeted on the automotive sector, and that is key for us to meet with people working in this sector.”
Massimiliano Marchetti, technical expert, Arvit
“This show is an opportunity for us to make those kinds of connections and create those kinds of opportunities within the European market. That is something we are very excited about.”
George Wang, special assistant to the GM, Wenchi & Brothers