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Auto Expo

Focussed on the auto industry in India, Auto Expo is Asia's Largest Automotive Show. The biennial show is organised jointly by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). The first Auto Expo was held in 1986, the second in 1993, and the third in 1996.

india Updated: Jan 14, 2004 21:52 IST
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Focussed on Indian auto industry, Auto Expo is Asia's Largest Automotive Show. The biennial show is organised jointly by Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM). The first Auto Expo was held in 1986, the second in 1993, and the third in 1996.

Auto Expo 2004

The expo will attempt to:

- Project the best of the Indian auto component industry
- Provide an effective interface between vehicleand component manufacturers, vendors, dealers, service provides, and others
- Bring the stake holders of the automotive industry --both Indian and ovearseas --under one roof
- Facilitate tie-ups, collaborations and technology transfers
- Provide a platform for product launches
- Exportopportunities

Auto Expo 2002

The expo generated 117,400 business enquiries and attracted 120,000 business visitors with 10,00,000 general visitors in tandem.

Auto Expo saw business transaction worth Rs 28.27 crore, out of which export orders were worth $ 7.63 million. As many as nine joint ventures were announced during the Expo -- three technical collaborations while six were technical as well as marketing collaborations.

Auto Expo 2002 was the launching pad for many new products. Auto designer Dilip Chabria showcased many of his new designs including Single built on the Hero Honda CBZ and Attractor built over Mahindra tractor, among others.

TELCO launched its TATA Sedan while world's largest two-wheeler manufacturer Hero Honda displayed multiple offerings as did others like TVS and Eicher.

Among global majors, BMW showcased an array of new products like X5, new 7 series, and Aria coupe. Mercedes Benz showcased C Class Sports Coupe, M Class, SLK, and CLK Cabrio. Fiat unveiled a special sports edition of Palio signed by Sachin Tendulkar as well as the Ferrari used by Michael Schumacher.

However, some of the biggest names like Maruti Udyog and Bajaj Auto were conspicuous by their absence during the expo.