The 2012 edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which was held 11 – 14 December 2012 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, Shanghai, China, attracted a record high of 4,109 exhibitors from 37 countries and regions, a 14% increase when compared to last edition. In terms of visitor numbers, there were 72,190 visitors from 136 countries and regions, representing an 18% increase.
The show hosted 13 pavilions which also sets a show record. Countries and regions represented were France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA. Local pavilions were supported by more than 50 trade organizations and industry associations. In addition to the international and regional pavilions, there were zones for remanufacturing and new energy. Meanwhile, 30 fringe programmes covering the sectors of Parts & Components, Repair & Maintenance, Accessories & Tuning, and Remanufacturing & New Energy were held.
Automechanika Shanghai 2012 was organised by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd and the China National Automotive Industry International Corporation (CNAICO). It is also the world’s second largest Automechanika, with the largest one being held in Frankfurt, Germany. The next edition will take place from 10 – 13 December 2013 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre, China.