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Automotive Players Empowered by the Green Development of the Industry at CAPAS 2023

Covering an exhibition area of 48,000 sqm, this year’s CAPAS has attracted 620 exhibitors and 17,093 visitors.

CAPAS 2023 Concludes on a High Note 

The Chengdu International Trade Fair for Automotive Parts and Aftermarket Services (CAPAS) concluded on 20th May 2023 at the Chengdu Century City New International Exhibition and Convention Center.

Covering an exhibition area of 48,000 sqm, this year’s CAPAS has attracted 620 exhibitors and 17,093 visitors.

With new energy vehicles (NEVs), connected mobility, electrification and green repair as key focuses, the three-day show saw an array of innovative product showcases. Exhibitors displayed their latest products, technologies and services across themed zones such as Parts & Components, Accessories & Customising, and Repair / Supply Chain & Chain Stores, to name a few at the CAPAS 2023. Upgrades delivered maximum benefits to exhibitors from inside and outside the Sichuan province, including Balance, Botny, CarzoneFaw-Volkswagen, Geely, Goodyear, Sinotruk and many more.

Alan Hu, Channel Sales Manager, Shenzhen Intra Brands Co Ltd, said: “We are participating for the first time to capitalise on the comprehensive dealer networks provided by CAPAS to showcase our lubricants, batteries for NEVs, and accessories for hybrid cars. Many visitors showed a great interest in our products with dealers and end-users keen on placing orders.”

James Yu, General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd, said: “As key sectors listed in the ‘Made in China 2025’ national strategic plan, NEVs and connected mobility are heavily influencing the technological development of the country. CAPAS actively supports this national goal by reflecting key industry trends in product showcases, pavilions and fringe events, all receiving much positive feedback as a result.”

New energy and connectivity take centre stage

Co-organised by the Chengdu Green Intelligent Connected Automobile Industry Ecosystem Alliance (CDAIA), the New Energy & Connected Mobility Zone brought forward a range of NEVs and product displays, which placed a heavy focus on future mobility. 

An exhibitor in the zone was Zhong Zhi First Bus Chengdu Co Ltd. The company’s Research Institute Director, Zhang Zejun, noted: “The industry is transitioning towards low-emission solutions, where new energy and connectivity are rapidly increasing in popularity. CAPAS is a premier platform to promote our portfolio of hybrid cars with electric and hydrogen drives. At the same time, professional representatives from OEMs, 4S stores, associations and workshops were here, helping us to gain more business partners.” 

The Chengdu-Chongqing Dual-city Economic Rim Zone hosted regional pavilions from Chongqing, Guangan, Mianyang, Nanchong and Yibin. They shined a light on the robust capabilities of automotive manufacturing, parts manufacturing, air conditioning systems, new energy, intelligent and connected vehicles, and more in these cities’ supply chains. 

The fair also attracted companies in pavilions from other national cities and provinces like Anhui, Guangxi, Guangzhou, Jilin, Quanzhou and Tianjin.

Value-added events drive industry development and trends

Meanwhile, 18 events explored diverse industry topics. As an important supporting event for the NEV field, the returning China New Energy Vehicle International Cooperation Conference 2023 received a lot of praise. During the conference, Li Weili, Deputy Director of the State Information Center Business Consulting Center, delivered the keynotes on revitalising car consumption under the Dual Circulation Policy. Huang Yonghe, Deputy Director and Chief Engineer Office Senior Expert of the China Automotive Technology and Research Center Co Ltd, also shared insights around enhancing manufacturing capabilities in the new economy.

The ‘Electric Sichuan’ New Energy Vehicle Demand and Supply Matchmaking Programme promoted the regional NEV sector by bringing government agencies, industry associations, vehicle companies and parts manufacturers together to present products and share NEV related policies. Successfully gathering these players from across the entire NEV supply chain helped bridge supply and demand, allowing participants to explore partnerships.

Speakers included a representative from AVATR Technology. He commented: “With the rapid development of NEV technologies, cars are becoming more environmentally-friendly and energy saving. I believe that all NEV brands, including us, are driving this progress. Thanks to CAPAS, we can not only increase our exposure, but we can also interact with other key players and establish connections with each other.”

Elsewhere, the Southwest Automotive Aftermarket Summit 2023 embraced the upgrade and transformation of the aftermarket by delving into services for NEVs. Other concurrent events also included Commercial Vehicle (Southwest) Promotion for Spare Part Brands and New Energy Vehicles from OE to Aftermarket – Factory Tours.

Apart from the seven specialised zones, visitor services also received much positive feedback from both exhibitors and buyers. Many commented on the business matching service enhancing their exhibiting and sourcing efficiency.



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