‘Automechanika’ Frankfurt: Pak auto parts attract attention

Pakistan’s automotive parts & accessories manufacturers have received positive response from Germany and other European countries during the Automechanika, 2016 held at Frankfurt.

This was stated by Mashood Ali Khan, senior vice chairman, Pakistan Association of Automotive Parts & Accessories Manufacturers (PAAPAM).

He said that enormous number of genuine buyers had visited Pakistani pavilion and sought details about the products and hoped that Pakistani exporters would get substantial business from Automechanika, 2016. “We are confident of getting orders from across Europe and other countries,” he said.

Pakistani exporters are continuously gaining market access to Europe, mainly through the high quality export-related skills training imparted by the Dutch CBI, Centre for Promotion of Exports from Low Cost Countries through their Export Coaching Programs, he maintained.

Mashood said he also met with the representatives of Thailand, Morocco, Brazil, Taiwan, China, Iran, Turkey and other auto parts associations during the Automechanika and invited them to participate in the Pakistan Auto Show, PAPS-2017 to be held on March 3-5, 2017 in Karachi.

It was interesting to mention that many established Chinese and Indian auto parts export houses showed interest in buying Pakistani auto parts on account of their quality, price and product range. With several tractor, truck and car assembly lines operating in Pakistan, it has become an attractive source of quality spares for agricultural tractors like MF and CNH. Similarly, several companies have products for the heavy duty truck and trailer market and did brisk business with distributors who were visiting Automechanika from all over the world.