Istanbul, the commercial and financial hub of the Turkish republic, is once again in the focus of the automotive industries with Automechanika Istanbul. The event, which is the region’s most comprehensive show for the automotive industry opens its doors from 10th to 13th of April, 2014, at the TUYAP Exhibition Center in Istanbul.

Automechanika  Istanbul 2013 edition

Automechanika Istanbul 2013 edition


The Automechanika Istanbul fair opens with record-breaking numbers this year: More than 1,300 exhibitors will occupy 12 halls and more than 35.000 m2 (2013: 27.000 m2) of the exhibition center. Some 700 exhibitors come from Turkey while around 600 exhibitors come from abroad. “Internationality has always been the key advantage of Automechanika Istanbul”, explains Aleksandar Medjedovic, managing director of Messe Frankfurt Istanbul, the co-organiser of the fair. “The number of international participants for this year is a sign of success for everybody: the Automechanika brand, the teams behind the fair, but most of all for the Turkish automotive market and the surrounding markets as well. Combining the constant demand for importing the latest technology for car manufacturers and suppliers with the global power of the Turkish manufacturers of parts and components has proven to be a winning combination.”

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The 2014 edition of Automechanika Istanbul features a long list of novelties: the fair has changed into an annual cycle and takes place now every year in April. The entire event has been restructured according to product groups, with several new sections such as: batteries, wheel, tyres and lubricants.

Alexander Kühnel, general manager of Hannover Fairs Turkey, said, Automechanika Istanbul has grown to be the leading and largest fair of its kind in Turkey and in the region. With our annual cycle we are now even closer to the most important automotive industries in the world. A 10 percent growth of the fair in all aspects shows us that we are hitting the nerve of those industries.”

Apart from individual exhibitors from across the globe, country pavilions from Argentina, Austria, France, Germany, HongKong, Italy, Pakistan, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Tunisia, UK, USA will show the best from their national production. In addition there will be two regional group participations: exhibitors from Southeast Europe and from the countries of the Pacific Alliance (Mexico, Chile, Peru, Colombia) will be participating two group displays. Besides, the rhythm of Latin America will be beating at Automechnika Istanbul: Argentina will take centre stage in 2014 as the partner country, with a special showcase for Argentinian automotive exporters, highlighting the opportunites of trade with Argentina. 


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