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16.02.2017 - News Palexpo Hall 7: The favourite annual gathering of suppliers of automotive accessories and equipment.

This year once more the key players from the Swiss automotive sector will come together within the framework of their professional exhibition in Hall 7 at Palexpo. More than 50 national enterprises supplying the domains of accessories, tires, replacement parts, and garage equipment will be presenting their offerings. New this year will be the SAA* association which will be pulling out all the stops for its SAA Expo from March 9-13, 2017.

The Geneva International Motor Show is not only a showcase for the major manufacturers of the world. It also offers the opportunity for 53 Swiss companies that represent the national automotive sector to present their extensive ranges of equipment and accessories, including computer information management systems, garage equipment, measurement devices, workshop tools, tires, lubricants and, of course, accessories; in other words, everything necessary for the maintenance and enhancement of your vehicle.

Last year 317,318 new cars were registered in Switzerland. These professionals must assure their proper maintenance. In Switzerland there are around 220,000 employees engaged in some 21,000 companies operating in this sector. This automotive sector generates more than 90.5 billion Swiss Francs in revenue, thus 14% or GDP per year.

New this year: the SAA Expo from March 9-13, 2017 in Hall 7

15 exhibitors have decided to participate in this new professional exhibition organised by the Swiss association of after-sales businesses, « Swiss Automotive Aftermarket ». Experts, technicians and entrepreneurs will gather to develop a global vision for everything related to maintaining vehicles in a perfect condition.

The SAA Expo will present an attractive programme of events. Visitors will have a front row seat to discover the new trends and innovations in this sector. This will be an opportunity to develop a deep insight into the world of accessories for all types of vehicles.

The Highlights:

  •     There will be a lottery for 5 sets of 2 entry tickets. From February 13 on Facebook and Instagram, under #saaexpo: for entries exclusively on the 2nd Press Day, one day before the public opening.
  •     The professionals from this sector will be informing visitors about the latest trends and will be offering their advice through interviews and personal exchanges on site.
  •     The TV presenter Lena Siep, who is very knowledgeable of the automobile world, will be in attendance.
  •     Contest to win attractive prizes.

The entry to Hall 7 is located a few metres from the train station at Geneva Airport. You get there via a covered passage, following the signs to Palexpo.


*About the SAA association:

The SAA is engaged in supporting the market for independent suppliers of automotive accessories and equipment in Switzerland. It oversees the suppliers to garages in Switzerland. Membership of the SAA is a mark of quality by being designated as a “Swiss Quality Supplier”. The SAA also defends the interests of all the large suppliers to garages on economic, political, and social issues. It defends an economy in a free market. The SAA is a patron member of the Geneva International Motor Show and Accessories and of Transport-CH.

More information about the SAA Expo is available at: www.saa-expo.ch