Nothing has been the same in 2020 – As global cases of the virus continue to rise and countries around the world go into a second lockdown, China is lifting a range of restrictions and slowly returns to normality. Asia is still a fairly young market with an enormous potential for us and we are pleased that we were able to present our latest innovations to the aftermarket community at Automechanika Shanghai (AMS) from December 2-5. The 16th edition featured over 3,845 exhibitors and 62 fringe events.

It’s good to see that we are heading in the right direction: With the teams of TecAlliance China in Shanghai, TecAlliance Korea in Yongin and TecAlliance Malaysia, we are striving for optimum support and development of the Asian Pacific markets.

Following on from the success last year, the whole Chinese TecAlliance Family teamed-up at our booth to present the latest developments of our well-known services for the automotive aftermarket. In recent years, the trade fair has proven to be an ideal platform to share insights into high-quality reference, vehicle and market potential data. Everyone worked as a team which made everything move smoothly and quickly.

“This year, the interest in our services has increased once again, especially in the TecAlliance China E-Catalogue and our data services,” Matthias Moritz, Managing Director of TecAlliance Asia, is pleased to report. “Even more trade fair visitors came to our booth than last year and their feedback was thoroughly positive. Both data suppliers and data users are glad that TecAlliance has established itself as a reliable long-term partner in China. They trust that we will accompany them with our current and planned solutions and services in the coming years to support them in developing their domestic and international business activities,” says Moritz.

The structured, standard web catalog format offered in China and Asia Pacific is based on the TecDoc Standard and contains China-specific vehicle and item information, the TecAlliance China-ID. A data pool that is specially modified to meet the needs of the Chinese market already contains extensive replacement part information & and is being expanded continuously. Furthermore, we successfully introduced our solution Order Manager that helps to bundle the entire order-to-invoice process into one system.

Innovative hybrid event united players from around the world

With AMS live, Messe Frankfurt offered exhibitors and visitors the opportunity to meet despite travel restrictions and to exchange information about new products and innovative solutions. The digital platform provided effective ways to meet possible suppliers from China and to chat with prospective business partners: One-to-one online meetings, business matching, chat rooms and agenda setting functions were just some of the features available. These onsite-to-online activities presented dynamic opportunities to reconnect the automotive ecosystem and further stimulate industry recovery.

TecAlliance Award 2020: Paying tribute to the best data suppliers

We’ve been searching for our best data suppliers whose data meets our stringent quality standards in an exceptional manner. Beginning of November, we launched a campaign on WeChat where public could vote for their favorite brand in the category of “Most Popular Brand”. Within two weeks we already received 60,193 visits and 86,769 votes which was really impressive. The campaign was strongly supported by our local partners. The three winners came from Chinese brands, showing that TecAlliance is not only known worldwide, but is also becoming more and more important for local brands.

The award ceremony took place on December 02. About 80 attendees watched the ceremony with interest on site, the total number of visitors of live stream was 43.000!

The TecAlliance Awards in the following categories went to:

Most Updated Data (TOP 2)
– Brands that update the data most frequently-
1. TMD Enterprise Management(Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2. Otto Zimmermann GmbH

Best Coverage (TOP 2)
Brands whose parts cover the most of the car parc-
1. LPR (Zhuhai) Auto Parts Ltd.
2. Zhejiang Gold Intelligent Suspension Corp.

Best New Vehicle Coverage (TOP 2)
-Brands whose products cover the new car models released from January to June 2020-
1. LPR (Zhuhai) Auto Parts Ltd.

Best Integration (TOP 2)
– Brands whose data are best integrated-
1. MANN+HUMMEL Filter (Shanghai) Co., Ltd
2. Dana Management (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd

Best Data Quality (TOP 2)
-Brands that have the highest score of Update Frequency + Parts Coverage + Data Completeness in total-
1. TMD Enterprise Management(Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2. ZF Services (China)Co., Ltd

Most Popular Brand (TOP 3)
– These brands were selected by the public via WeChat –
2. Shenzhen Meridian Parts Company

We thank all participants and congratulate the winners to their well-deserved success!

It was a week full of information, thrilling moments and exchange of experience. Our team got a lot of helpful feedback and requirements to bring our solutions onto the next level.