SOURCE: TAPA 2010 and Department of Export Promotion

February 26, 2010 11:00 ET

Thailand to Promote ASEAN as Regional Hub for Auto Parts & Accessories

TAPA 2010: One Stop Center for Automotive Sourcing Needs

BANGKOK, THAILAND--(Marketwire - February 26, 2010) -   (Media OutReach-Marketwire) -- The 4th Thailand Auto Parts & Accessories Exhibition (TAPA 2010) will be held from April 28-May 2, 2010 at the Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Center (BITEC) in Bangna, Bangkok.

TAPA 2010 aims to promote ASEAN as the regional sourcing hub for auto parts and accessories. The event is designed to meet the expansive sourcing needs of the automotive and accessories industry.

For the first time in the history of TAPA, there will be an ASEAN Pavilion, participated by 5 ASEAN countries. Leading auto parts and accessories companies from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam have confirmed their participation.

Exhibitors that have confirmed participation include ACMA, Thai Rung, Sammitr Auto, Formula Industrial, Summit Auto, Wichien Dynamic, Fortune Parts, The Summit Auto, Srithai Auto Seat, Somboon Group and Thai Radiator.

Another new feature at TAPA 2010 will be the Buyers' Pavilion which will serve as a valuable platform for automotive buyers to share their needs with the exhibitors, explore business opportunities and discuss strategic partnerships.

A total of 288 exhibitors from Thailand, Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Korea, China, India, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam and Singapore have confirmed their participation. 

TAPA 2010 will showcase a range of products from auto parts and components (OEM/REM), auto accessories, petroleum/lubricants/maintenance products, vehicle and repair and maintenance services at more than 10,000 square meters at BITEC, Bangna. More than 16,000 visitors from ASEAN, South Asia, Japan, Taiwan, Australia, Africa and Europe are expected to attend this exhibition.

As a regional automotive manufacturing hub, ASEAN's automotive suppliers have the expertise to meet international standards in terms of quality, delivery and cost for both original equipment and replacement market.

The export oriented nature of the industry gives ASEAN the necessary scale and advantage to be price competitive, while providing the engineering design capabilities to develop automotive parts for global needs. TAPA 2010 will be the best place to source for auto parts and accessories from ASEAN.

TAPA 2010 is organized by the Department of Export Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Royal Thai Government and co-organized by the Thai Auto-Parts Manufacturers Association.

For more information, please visit the website at www.thailandautopartsfair.com

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