More Advanced, More Intelligent- The 17th CIAAR Rises the Curtain

The 17th Shanghai International Auto Air-conditioning & Transport Refrigeration Exhibition (CIAAR 2019) held grand opening ceremony at Shanghai Everbright Convention and Exhibition Center on Nov. 13. The event attracted 530 exhibitors from around the world, the exhibition area totaled 25,000 sqm, representing an increase of near 11% compared with CIAAR 2018. With a brand-new subject of “More Advanced, More Intelligent”, CIAAR 2019 took a close look at mobile refrigeration industry, and created an effective and convenient professional B2B trade platform for auto air-conditioning and mobile refrigeration system manufacturers across the world. 


As a globally renowned professional exhibition in mobile refrigeration field, CIAAR has become the colosseum for all the players in global refrigeration market. Under the background of rapid product updating and iteration, the leading players and brands, including Zoncen, Panasonic, Stal, Landa, Lengku, Shuangkai, Jingyi, Dyne, Kunjiang, Shangchi, Colku, Highly, Sanden, Guobing, Shuangniao, Taybo, Mitsumi, Flinkpec, Sulicheng, Yierfu, Zhongcheng, Techall, Lengte, Midea, Gree, Haier and Hisense, brought their innovative products and technologies of auto air-conditioning, mobile refrigeration and auto heat management to the exhibition. The great concern the exhibitors paid to CIAAR shows the farsightedness of auto refrigeration industry upon China market. 


Apart from these enterprises, CIAAR 2019 got strong support from various industrial associations and organizations, especially Longquan Automotive Air-conditioning Parts Association, Shanghai Cold Chain Association, Chongqing Auto Maintenance and Repair Industry Association and Timer Automotive Consulting (Automotive Air-conditioning Working Committee of CRAA (China Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Industry Association)), who offered comprehensive support to the strategic development and on-site events of the exhibition. The exhibit spectrum has expanded beyond traditional auto air-conditioning systems to new energy, refrigerated transportation and other related industries.


It should be noted that Longquan Automotive Air-conditioning Parts Association headed an exhibition group consisted of 50 enterprises to CIAAR 2019, 20% more than last year. The association has been keeping close cooperation with CIAAR for many years and has created strong interaction with the exhibition. The group members include Youquan, Yili, Jieke, Junbo, Songxin, Chuangli, Shike, Sanhe, Chuangyu, Zhongtai, Stal, Chuangxin, Hengfeng, Bowei, Lantong, Tianfeng, Hongyang, Mingsheng and Jiunuo. Representing the highest manufacturing level of domestic auto air conditioning industry, these excellent enterprises showed their “Longquan precision” to the audiences on site. 


In addition, as the popular product in recent years, parking cooler was definitely one of the highlights in this exhibition. World famous companies such as Haier, Hisense, Gree, Panasonic, Taybo and Midea revealed their edge-cutting innovative products and research results in this field. Haier brought its latest products Haier 24V Parking Cooler G 1.5 (back mounted split parking cooler) and Haier 24V Parking Cooler 2.0 (overhead split parking cooler). Gree and Hisense also showed their latest products in auto refrigeration field, including parking coolers and air conditioners, to the audience on site. 


During the 3-day exhibition, totally three high-quality concurrent activities were offered on site which gathered professionals in mobile refrigeration field to discuss hot topics related to industry development trend through the combination of exhibition and forums. On the first day, NSK presented a technical seminar about auto air-conditioning compressor and analyzed the future development of auto air-conditioning parts under the background of rapid industrial growth, which was highly regarded by the audience on site. The 3rd New Energy Vehicle Heat Management Technology Forum, which was jointly organized by Timer Automotive Consulting and supported by Automotive Air-conditioning Working Committee of CRAA, invited 4 industrial experts from SAIC Motor, Highly, Sensata and Air International to share the state-of-the-art technologies and technical solutions in auto heat management field with the participates on site.


On the first exhibition day, 12,806 person times of professional audiences from 35 countries and areas were present. During the 3-day exhibition, more than 13,000 audiences from around the world are anticipated to present at the exhibition and explore edge-cutting innovative products. “Ever increasing number of exhibitors shows huge potential along with the rapid changes in the market. CIAAR aims to grow up into a more professional and effective B2B trade platform, which will make progress together with the industry and the enterprises,” says Mr. Han Youheng, executive director of Shanghai Aige Exhibition Service Co., Ltd. , the organizer.