The Grand Opening of Lightweight Asia 2019 Attracted the Full Attention of the Industry
Oct 01, 2019

SHANGHAI --( ASIA TODAY )-- With the implementation of China VI vehicle emission standards, auto makers are pressured to enhance emission control and increase energy efficiency. To find the effective solutions, the 2nd Asia’s Lightweight Automotive Trade Fair (Lightweight Asia 2019) was grandly held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from 10-12 July, 2019, giving a wide range of automotive lightweight measures. The exhibition attracted over 6,000 visitors within automotive industries from across China and world.

At present, the new material application and structure upgrade are the most effective ways for automotive lightweight and industry upgrade. Lightwesight Asia 2019 gathered leading material suppliers such as Novelis, BaoSteel, Hongqiao, Hoshion, Dowell, Kam Kiu, Yongjie, Lizhong, Shuangyi, providing multiple material options around aluminium, high-strength steel and composites. Apart from the light material section, PTG, Aerospace Engineering, First-way and NISHIHARA showcased the cutting-edged lightweight processing technology from around the world.

The highlighted Lightweight Innovation Arena showcased nearly 100 products from dozens of local companies, including Shandong Grad Group, Zhejiang GKO Aluminum, Dingxin Magnesium, Fujian Xiangxin, Guangdong King Metal, Jiangsu Jiuding New Material, Lingyun Industrial Group, etc., covering lightweight auto parts, up-to-date machineries for various processing solutions such as casting, welding, joining., etc.

Meanwhile, leading OEMs brands included Brilliance Auto, Foton Daimler, Foton iBlue Auto, GAC Hino, and Hongyan Truck brought the latest commercial vehicles onsite. The exhibition integrated the whole automotive industry chain from upstream to downstream area, offering a high-standard fanfare featuring innovative technologies.

Multiple technical forums were held to inspire the brand new ideas and solutions. The Logistics Vehicle Innovation Forum gathered about a dozen of logistics and commercial vehicle enterprises, who shared insights on policies orientation, market development, technological breakthrough, cost effectiveness, service models, safety and environmental issues, etc.

Automotive Lightweight Processing Technologies and Relevant Materials Innovative Application Forum focused on auto lightweight solutions, such as the molding and joining technologies related to lightweight materials application. 2019 International Forum on Innovative Applications of New Energy Vehicles and Composites explored the potentials of carbon fiber, LFT-D, SMC, and other composites in automotive manufacturing. Following the trend of new energy vehicle lightweighting, the forum also focused on the development of new energy vehicles such as electric vehicles (EVs) and fuel cell vehicles, which inspired new thinking on auto industry development.

Meanwhile, the 15th edition of ALUMINIUM CHINA was collocated with Lightweight Asia with over 600 exhibitors, 25,285 visitors from 87 countries and area attending the exhibition. In 2020, Lightweight Asia will be continually held alongside ALUMINIUM CHINA in response to the multi-dimensional needs from the auto industry, promoting the innovation and the development as a high-quality exhibition.

“Lightweight Asia and ALUMINIUM CHINA realized the integration of aluminium and automotive industry, the two events are very important platforms for exchanging new ideas and learning industry development.” said by Mr. Ron Knapp, Secretary General of International Aluminium Institute.

The next edition of Lightweight Asia will be held in Shanghai on July 8 – 10, 2020. More information could be found at

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