Tyrexpo 2017 updates on developing trends
Tyrexpo India and GarageXpo India 2017 brought together 2,017 trade visitors and close to 80 exhibitors from 30 countries on a unifying platform to explore innovative products and solutions, to be updated on developing trends, as well as to network to forge valuable connections. The three-day event, the Indian sub-continent’s largest and only show serving complementary tyre and automotive repair/maintenance communities, was held from July 11 to 13, 2017 at the Chennai Trade Centre. It provided the trade visitors a complete user experience through exploration of end-to-end solutions in the ecosystem.
Programmes like TyreTalk/GarageTalk Seminar and Tyrexpo/GarageXpo Technical Workshop were wellreceived. For the Tyre & Rubber Industry Leadership Acknowledgement (TRiLA) Awards, some of the leading companies in the Rubber & Tyre industry came together to celebrate the achievement of individuals and companies in different categories. Key players such as Apollo Tyres, Bridgestone Tyres and Yokohama Tire were among the big winners.
Apollo Tyres won Hatch Back Tyre of the Year, TBR Tyre of the Year, TRiLA Company of the Year as well as The Best Marketing Person of the Year awards. Yokohama Tires followed closely with two awards including Tyre of the Year Up Sizing and SUV Tyre of the Year while Bridgestone Tyres fetched the awards of Tyre of the Year Luxury and TRiLA Sedan Tyre of the Year.
Renowned national and international players like BKT Tires, LingLong Tyres, Oriental Carbon & Chemicals Ltd, Sarveshwari Technologies Ltd, and the newest edition to the show – L&T Rubber Processing Machinery-, were among the galaxy of are exhibitors.
Focusing on the importance of knowledge transfers and community building this year, Tyrexpo India had partnered with renowned industry players, namely China United Rubber Corporation (co-location partner), Frost & Sullivan (knowledge partner) and TyreTimes (industry awards partner). Riding on the success of the past editions, the TyreTalk & GarageTalk seminar series, and the Tyrexpo & GarageXpo Technical Workshop series, once again brought participants the best return on investment in terms of content, diversity and business connections.
The inaugural GarageXpo India 2017, held alongside Tyrexpo India 2017, was first introduced during Tyrexpo Asia 2017 in March this year. The event enabled the automotive repair and maintenance community in the Indian sub-continent to showcase the latest automotive repair and maintenance equipment, technologies, and trends. Attendees from the Tyres, Automotive Repair and Maintenance, and Tyre Accessories could connect with the existing and new buyer groups, and explore cutting-edge technologies, products and solutions from the exhibitors and business visitors. Riding on the wave of opportunities in the tyre and rubber industry in India, China United Rubber Corporation (CURC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with SingEx Exhibitions during Tyrexpo India 2017, to officiate the co-location of RubberTech, a leading international exhibition series on rubber technology and Tyrerecycling, with Tyrexpo and GarageXpo 2018 in India and Africa. The partnership between CURC and SingEx Exhibitions through the RubberTech and Tyrexpo platforms, will foster closer relationships among the tyre, rubber and automotive communities while connecting and strengthening businesses on a regional level.
“This partnership between SingEx Exhibitions and CURC, through the Tyrexpo and RubberTech platforms, enables the acceleration of business opportunities in the rubber and tyre ecosystem in China, India and Africa. Establishing these new regional relationships can spark off exciting possibilities for the industry, while leveraging on complementary strengths, allowing for strengthening of businesses on a broader economic level,” Adrian Sng, General Manager, SingEx Exhibitions, said. Tyrexpo India and GarageXpo India will be back in 2018 in New Delhi, during June, 19 – 21.