The DITP, in collaboration with Thai Auto-Parts Manufacturers Association and other auto-parts related organisations, held Thailand Auto Parts & Accessories 2018 (TAPA 2018) to showcase new products and innovations in the industry from April 5 to 8 at BITEC, Bangkok.
The event provided opportunities for Thai manufacturers to present their potential to buyers, importers and retailers from countries across the world. This year, it featured 500 exhibitors from Thailand and overseas and attracted more than 10,000 visitors from ASEAN, South Asia, Australia, Africa, South America, the EU, the Middle East, China, Japan, Taiwan and Russia.
Thailand ranks as the 12th largest automobile manufacturing nation in the world. The value of automobiles and auto-parts exports in 2017 was US$19.84 billion, a 15.5% increase on 2016. Major export markets were the US, Japan, Indonesia, Malaysia and China.