The event will be visited by a large number of buyers from across the world while around 150 multinational and national companies will display their products in the exhibition.
This was stated by PAAPAM vice chairman Munir K. Bana while addressing the launching ceremony of PAPS 2013 here at a local hotel.
He said the auto parts show, like the PAPS 2011, held in Lahore last year, would be a thoroughfare to the true commercial and manufacturing diversity of Pakistani companies, providing an opportunity to forge new alliances and business ventures. He also called for proper contribution of the government in organising the mega exhibition, saying that last show was 100 percent financed by the PAAPAM itself. Addressing the launching ceremony, PAAPAM chairman Syed Nabeel Hashmi, strongly demanded of the government to ensure adequate and exclusive export promotions for the engineering sector.
“We are expecting that TDAP will support our initiatives like PAPAS 2013, he said. In Pakistan, local industry is manufacturing motorcycles, cars, tractors, other heavy vehicles like trucks and busses and also hosts major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) like Toyota, Honda, Suzuki and Massey Ferguson.
He said that Germany, with the collaboration of its government agencies, holds world largest auto exhibition every year. In this exhibition only a dozen of companies from Pakistan participated while from India hundreds of auto firms displayed their products, he added.
He said that with the steady growth in the automotive parts industry in the region PAPS 2013 plays a crucial role in the economic development of the automobile related market, both locally and internationally.
The show will be a perfect place to approach a potential buyer and meet existing customers, he added.