China Commercial Vehicles Show 2015 (Part 1)
JAC, SAIC-IVECO, FAW, CNHTC
The China Commercial Vehicles Show 2015 (CCVS 2015), the largest international truck show in Asia according to the show organizer, was held in Wuhan, China, occupying six halls of the Wuhan International Expo Center. The biennial commercial vehicles show this year was themed after "New Normal, New Opportunities."
The show's venue, the Wuhan International Expo Center, is located in a newly-developed site in the left bank of the Changjiang River, about 20 minutes south by car from the western center of the Wuhan city. Opened in October 2011, the Expo Center occupies 150,000 square meters with 12 halls, tower hotels and a shopping center (yet to be opened).
|Six halls for CCVS 2015||Single gate to the show venue||Spacious Expo Center (hotels to the left)|
Three of the six halls were occupied by commercial vehicles manufacturers, the remaining three by parts suppliers, trailer body manufacturers, local modified truck manufacturers and truck dealers from Hubei Province.
Partly due to a long spell of rainy and cold weather, the CCVS 2015 venue was not as crowded as combined vehicle shows for passenger cars and trucks. However, there were many young people and women, especially young employees representing vehicle manufacturers, were ardently taking pictures and notes.
There were only 15 manufacturers of heavy- and medium-duty trucks (among approximately 65 manufacturers of heavy- to light-duty trucks in China including independent manufacturers that belong to certain groups) and six leading body manufacturers at the show. Among the exhibitors were leading truck manufacturers such as Sinotruk and C&C TRUCKS that did not take part in passenger car and truck motor shows in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, and Tri-Ring Group, a leading manufacturer of military vehicles. Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Company, enjoying the highest market share in China, occupied Hall 1 to display trucks manufactured by its group companies that included Dongfeng Special Commercial Vehicles and Dongfeng Liuzhou Motor.
Among those manufacturers that did not take part in or otherwise cancelled the CCVS 2015 were leading private manufacturers in China such as Dayun, Beiben Trucks and Hualing Trucks, Japan-affiliated manufacturers such as Guangqi Hino Motors, Qingling Motors and UD Trucks Corporation, and the Korea-affiliated Sichuan Hyundai Motor. The show's regular exhibitors such as Daimler, DAF and Navistar were not represented either at the show this year. As a result, there were many empty booths in the spacious venue.
|Cancelled booths||4 to 5 vehicles on display on average||Visitors taking pictures and notes|
2014 Guangzhou International Commercial Vehicle Exhibition (Dec. 2014)