In the run-up to Autopromotec, in a sign of just how important spare parts, components and car services have become for the sector, Autopromotec touches base with some of its exhibitors about what they expect from this year's ceremony.
Autopromotec to Increase Focus on Spare Parts, Components and Car Service
At Autopromotec 2022, one of the strongest product categories is shaping up to be spare parts, components and car services, which is one of the most recent sectors to have joined the event. While Autopromotec has featured equipment and tyres for more than 50 years, components and spare parts have been included for only about 15 years, with the organisers seeing a surge in interest, increasing from the three pavilions of the previous edition to four (Halls 14, 16, 18 and 21).
Roberto Caravati, Aftermarket Global Business Unit Chief Operating Officer of Brembo, said of this year’s event: "Autopromotec represents an important event for the Italian Aftermarket chain, and, consequently, an important event for Brembo. This event, which we have been participating in for a long time now, has grown over the years to become an international point of reference for the entire components sector, with the participation of qualified operators, and where it’s possible to seize new business opportunities.”
He added, “Brembo couldn’t miss the return of the trade show, as it’s an opportunity for us to meet our customers and partners face to face after the forced separation of these last few years."
Referring to its increasingly international perception, Federico Montessori, Managing Director Italy and Senior Business Director Transportation EMEA of Exide Technologies: “Participation in Autopromotec 2019 was a great success for Exide: we decided to be there after monitoring the event with interest, edition after edition, impressed by its growth, by its strong focus on market dynamics and the most topical and relevant issues for the entire Aftermarket supply chain.
“Autopromotec’s international development and the presence of important players from abroad was the reason that tipped the scale for us. So it’s only natural for us to come back this year and take advantage of the unique opportunity that Autopromotec offers. To meet with the main players of the aftermarket in person after two years of market uncertainty and various measures to combat the pandemic, and to take stock of the latest developments in our industry and get back in the game".
For Gianni Rucco, IAM Italia Sales Manager of Tecnecofiltration, what’s most important is the supply chain’s palpable enthusiasm to meet with customers: “We couldn’t wait to come back to Bologna. It’s finally time. Aside from the importance, it has always had for us as a trade fair for the Italian market, this year bris even more significant because it’s a bit like ‘almost’ returning to normal after two difficult years, for the reasons we all know.
“For us at Tecnecofiltration, taking part in Autopromotec 2022 means having the opportunity to meet all our Italian and foreign Customers in one big venue. We want to tell them what we’ve been up to in the last two years, how much our organisation has evolved, as well as to present all the new products and discuss what we expect from the future and how we’re preparing for it. We’re sure that this year will be a great event, the numbers speak for themselves: there will be lots of us. We’re all charged and ready to go."