Jakarta. The Indonesian Automotive Industry Association, or Gaikindo, is set to host a commercial vehicle auto show for the first time next year at Jakarta Convention Center on March 1-4.
The event, to be called Gaikindo Indonesia International Commercial Vehicle Expo (Giicomvec), will target a business-to-business audience.
Well-known commercial vehicle makers Daihatsu, DFSK, Isuzu, Mercedes-Benz Commercial, Mitsubishi Fuso and Mitsubishi Motors said they are ready to take part in the event.
"The government's recent infrastructure drive has convinced us that sales of commercial vehicles will go up. Positive trend in the mining industry and increasing commodity prices will also help. It's the right time to hold this auto show," Gaikindo chairman Yohannes Nangoi said in a statement on Thursday (09/11).
Recent findings from Frost & Sullivan seem to support Nangoi's statement, revealing that an increase in the Indonesian government's infrastructure expenditure will add 0.5 percent to automotive industry growth, including in commercial vehicles.
"Giicomvec will greatly benefit our members," Gaikindo deputy chairman Rizwan Alamsjah said.
Gaikindo's members includes manufacturers, distributors and sole agents — a total of 38 companies according to its website.
"Commercial vehicle makers will get a chance to showcase their products and technology to the right buyers at Giicomvec," Alamsjah said.
Gaikindo will also host its annual auto show for non-commercial vehicles sometime in mid-2018.