ECI International launches Tyrexpo India
India is set to have its own dedicated tyre and equipment exhibition following confirmation of plans to stage Tyrexpo India in Chennai in July 2011. The exhibition, based in the region that is home to many country’s leading automotive industry players, including Apollo Tyres, Michelin, Dunlop India and MRF, will be based on the successful model already applied by organiser ECI International at its established Tyrexpo Asia, Tyrexpo Africa and Brityrex events.
Making the announcement, ECI International sales director Rowena Suthers said: “India’s position as one of the fastest-growing and most important markets for the global tyre industry makes it a natural choice to stage a high profile exhibition like Tyrexpo India.
“Our research among exhibitors and industry contacts worldwide tells us there is enormous interest in doing business in India,” Suthers added. “Tyrexpo India will fill the gap in the market for a truly international and dedicated tyre trade exhibition that will offer great potential for suppliers in the tyre, retreading, accessories and equipment markets to establish profitable new relationships.”
Welcoming the news, Mr Rajesh Vyas, senior general manager (exports) with tyre manufacturer BKT stated: “India is home to a rapidly developing tyre market and is now a significant global player, so it is fitting that the country will have its own trade show dedicated to the tyre business. I welcome this new initiative as it will attract greater international interest in the Indian market and help to raise the profile of domestic manufacturers and suppliers to global buyers. BKT has been closely involved in other tyre expos organised by ECI International, so I am confident they will deliver a top class event in 2011.”
His views were echoed by Treadsdirect president T. Ashokanand. “This new show will be a golden opportunity for the tyre and rubber people over here [in India] and I am sure there will be good participation from India as well as overseas,” said Ashokanand. “We are very glad that at last India is now on the global map of tyre trade shows. I am sure that all Indian tyre and rubber manufacturers will be very eager to participate in this big event, alongside the global players, and benefit immensely. With radialisation gaining momentum in this country, the timing is perfect.”
Tyrexpo India will take place at the Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai on the 5, 6 and 7 July 2011. The venue is, comments ECI International, one of the country’s most prestigious exhibition centres, playing host to a series of major events including the International Rubber Expo, Indian Industry Expo and Print Expo. More details about Tyrexpo India can be found at www.eci-international.com.