SHANGHAI – The fourth Automechanika Shanghai, a leading trade show of auto parts and components and aftermarket services in China, was held on December 10-12, 2008 at the New International Expo Center in Shanghai. The event co-sponsored by Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) and China National Automotive Industry International Corporation provided a platform to bridge Chinese domestic and international exhibitors and customers in the past five years.
Automechanika Shanghai started with only 235 exhibitors in one exhibition hall in 2004. Compared to the previous show in 2007, the exhibition floor space in 2008 expanded 80 percent to 92,000 square meters with a record of over 1,900 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions showcasing their products in eight halls. About 30,000 visitors from around the world attended the three-day event despite the global economic crisis being in high swing.