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18 Giugno 2019
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Automechanika Dubai 2019

Cofle presence added an Italian flair exciting touch to Automechanika Dubai 2019’s

Dubai, UAE: The powerful European presence at this year’s Automechanika Dubai exhibition had a big boost of turbo-charged Italian flair, with a host of companies from Italy revving their engines ahead of the Middle East and Africa’s largest automotive aftermarket trade fair.

More than 1,800 exhibitors from 60-plus countries partook in the 17th edition of Automechanika Dubai in June 2019, with more than 350 of that figure hailing from Europe.

Italy, known worldwide for its reputation as a producer of high-end sports cars, is also a major aftermarket player, exporting US$15.3 billion worth of auto parts and components in 2018 according to data aggregator World’s Top Exports – 12 percent up on the previous year.

The UAE is among the top ten markets for high quality and genuine Italian auto parts, and now major players are gearing up for more growth targeting trade buyers, distributors, and importers from throughout the wider Middle East, Africa, and Western Asia.

Cofle, together with an important Italian presence at Automechanika Dubai 2019, highlighted the Southern European country’s prominence during the three-day event opened from 10-12 June 2019 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

“The Middle East and Africa is a key developing market for European auto parts and accessories, which is why the presence of manufacturers from the Old Continent at Automechanika Dubai has always been strong,” said Mahmut Gazi Bilikozen, Show Director for Automechanika Dubai. More than 25 European exhibiting countries overall, with some of the biggest names in the business, took part this year. Top Italian brands covering the entire spectrum of the aftermarket include AxxonOil, Brembo, Cofle, Dayco, Gamma Diesel, Magneti Marelli, Momo Tires, Technoparts, and Vipiemme, while UFI Filters, a leader in filtration technology and thermal management, is a returning exhibitor having debuted at the show in 2018.

The Italian Pavilion is one of seven European country pavilions at Automechanika Dubai 2019, with others coming from Germany, UK, Belgium, Spain, France, and Poland. A total of 23 country pavilions were on show at the annual three-day event, further underlining its global appeal.

Almost half of the entire European continent was covered this year, with other exhibiting countries coming from Austria, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Hungary, Lithuania, Netherlands, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and Ukraine.

Automechanika Dubai covers the six product sections of Parts & Components; Electronics & Systems; Accessories & Customizing; Repair & Maintenance; Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning; and Tyres & Batteries.  The 2019 edition featured also four new sub-sections of Agricultural Parts & Equipment; Body & Paint; Motorcycle Parts & Components; and Oils & Lubricants.

A key returning highlight was the Innovation Zone, a dedicated area at the centre of the show floor featuring presentations and product showcases that are steering the course for the regional and global automotive aftermarket.

Other features included the Truck Competence initiative, where more than 1,500 exhibitors showcased their products dedicated to the entire value chain in the truck sector, from truck parts and accessories, to workshop equipment, body repairs and care.

The Automechanika Academy also returned, presenting a series of seminars, presentations, and workshops about key issues and regulations affecting the automotive aftermarket, along with IMI CPD workshop certifications.

More information about is available at www.automechanikadubai.com.

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