New challenges for the automotive sector

XII Automotive Industry and Market Congress took place on 8th and 9th November in the Sound garden Hotel in Warsaw. Lumag is a leading automotive parts manufacturer and for many years member of SDCM and was also present at the event.

Besides SDCM many other entities (PAiH, PARP, NCBiR, ITS, STM, SIMR, Moveo, Koalicja Bezpieczni w Pracy, SKFS, Politechnika Warszawska, WAT) participated actively in the congress as hosts of their own thematic panels. The event was co-prepared by automotive industry international associations FIGIEFA, CLEPA and APRA, who campaign every day in Brussells for regulations beneficial for the independent automotive market.

This year’s congress will go down to history as an event presenting the power of companies operating on the spare parts and vehicle repair market. Electronic survey among the congress participants showed that the good economic situation is lasting. Incomings, investments and also salaries are increasing. In two days over 800 people attended deliberations in 14 thematic panels. Market data were presented, opportunities and threats for the industry discussed and forecasts for the future exposed, e.g. development of telematics systems, fight for the presence of the OBD-connection in vehicles or challenges of the electromobility and Industry 4.0.

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