- Dünyanın en büyük otomotiv fuarlarından biri olan 62. si gerçekleşen IAA Uluslararası Hannover Ticari Araçlar Fuarı’nda 2009 yılının Tır, Otobüs ve Ticari Araçları yarışmasının sonuçları açıklandı. 2 günde yapılan 90 adet konferans, toplamda 258 adet yeni araç tanıtımı, 60 ülkeden 2500 gazeteci, 48 ülkeden gelen 2000 üzerinde katılımcı ve en çok katılım 133 katılımcı firma ile Çin’den gelen fuarın ne kadar görkemli ve dünyada benzeri olmadığınında kanıtını sunmakta.
– Yukarıda saydığımız verilere ek olarak IAA fuarının uluslararası niteliğine katkıda bulunan ve bu fuara yön veren ülkeler Hindistan, Rusya ve Türkiye. Bu 3 ülke ticari araç marketleri arasında hatırı sayılır potansiyele sahipler.
– Fuarın 2 tane ana odak noktası bulunmakta. CO2 salınımının azaltılması, iklimin korunması ve ticari araçlarda kullanılabilecek alternatif güç üniteleri: hibrid, CNG (doğal gaz) ve hidrojen… Konuların ikiside birbirine bağlı durumda, yeni güç üniteleri kullanılırsa otomatik olarak co2 salınımı ve çevrede korunmuş olacak.
– Ticari araçlar arasında 2004, 2006 yıllarından beri uygulanan “Yılın Ticari Aracı, Yılın otobüsü, Yılın Tırı” yarışmalarınında bu sene galipleri belli oldu.
“International Truck of the Year 2009” : Mercedes Benz Actros. “International Bus of the Year 2009” : Setra MultiClass S415NF. “International Van of the Year 2009” : Fiat/PSA hafif ticari araçları, piyasada farklı isimlerde satılan Citroën Nemo, Peugeot Bipper ve Fiat Fiorino.
VDA Press Releases
Spectacular start to the 62nd IAA Commercial Vehicles
90 press conferences in two days – 258 world premieres
Innovations for more environmental protection and safety – “Stars of the Year” awards
Hanover, September 23, 2008.
“The 62nd IAA Commercial Vehicles has got off to a spectacular start. The world’s most important commercial vehicle trade fair has kicked off with a glittering display of innovations – 258 world premieres – that reveal the potential for greater transport efficiency, more environmental protection and more safety in this dynamic key industry,” stressed Matthias Wissmann, President of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA). He was speaking at the “Evening of the Commercial Vehicle Press” in Hanover, where the 700 guests included numerous chairmen of exhibiting companies and many journalists. Around 90 press conferences are being held on the two IAA Press Days (23 & 24 September), before the IAA is officially opened by Germany’s Federal Minister of Economics, Michael Glos, on 25 September, 2008. Around 2,500 journalists from over 60 countries will report on the most important mobility trade fair.
“This IAA Commercial Vehicles is an IAA of new records,” Wissmann underscored. The number of exhibitors has leapt up by more than one third to 2,084, and many new firms from Eastern and Central Europe and Asia are here for the first time. The amount of exhibition space is up by 10 per cent to 275,000 sq m. “The defining feature of the IAA is that this fair is even larger and more international than any of its predecessors. The exhibiting firms come from 48 countries,” Wissmann said. For example, this year 133 Chinese exhibitors are represented in Hanover – which is three times as many as we had two years ago. Compared to the IAA 2006, the number of international exhibitors has risen by about 50 per cent to 1,188. This is 57 per cent of all exhibiting companies. The IAA’s international character is also underlined by the country-based events on India, Russia and Turkey – three major commercial vehicle markets with considerable potential.
This IAA has two major focuses. The first is the environment – i.e. climate protection, raising transport efficiency whilst lowering CO2 emissions. Commercial vehicles are getting alternative powertrains: hybrid propulsion, CNG and hydrogen. And the clean diesel is becoming even more powerful and reducing its emissions.
“The commercial vehicle industry leads in environmental technology and is investing billions in improving transport efficiency and bringing down emissions of pollutants and CO2. At the same time, however, we note that the maintenance and expansion of our traffic infrastructure are not keeping up with the rising volume of transport at all – and in the future, too, we will see a large gap in funding. Politicians have to take action now to stop Germany grinding to a halt as a business location,” Wissmann said. He called for sustainable investments in the road traffic infrastructure, adding that revenues from the truck toll should be used for this. Wissmann pointed out, however, that the increase in the toll came at a time when the transport business had not yet adjusted to the hike in costs due to the new EU Working Time Directive and at the same time was suffering with the severe rise in fuel prices. “We are therefore calling for the toll rates to be reviewed again. And apart from that, we have to make sure that all the extra revenue goes on boosting investments in trunk roads. It is not acceptable that under the medium-term financial planning investment in trunk roads should fall to level below today’s level again in 2011 despite increased tolls.”
The second major focus of this year’s IAA is the latest progress in the field of safety. “A large number of assistance systems make the driver’s job easier and bring about a clear reduction in the number of accidents. However, customers have to take up the new systems on offer – here we are hoping for financial incentives and the policy-makers are called on to take action,” Wissmann emphasized.
“I am especially pleased to see that the suppliers are the largest group of exhibitors here at the IAA, numbering over 1,200 companies. We now have 40 per cent more of them than we did last time. But also the trailer and body manufacturers – approximately 250 of them – have a strong presence at this IAA,” stated the VDA president.
“The IAA is more than a trade fair – it is the world’s largest mobility symposium, with over 130 specialist events and discussion forums,” Wissmann continued. The IAA also shows that the commercial vehicle industry is “a worldwide growth industry” – even if the domestic economy is normalizing at this time. “And economic growth is inconceivable without commercial vehicles. This is one of the reasons for the IAA headline: “Commercial Vehicles: On the move for everyone,” Wissmann explained.
At the “Evening of the Commercial Vehicle Press” three of the most renowned international prizes in the commercial vehicle business were presented for the third time (following 2006 and 2004): the “Truck of the Year,” the “Bus of the Year” and the “Van of the Year.” The members of each jury are well-known trade journalists and editors-in-chief from all across Europe who have subjected the products to thorough testing. The “International Truck of the Year 2009” is the Mercedes Benz Actros. The “International Bus of the Year 2009” is the low floor bus Setra MultiClass S415NF. And the “International Van of the Year 2009” is the new Fiat/PSA minivan, which is also marketed as the Citroën Nemo, the Peugeot Bipper and the Fiat Fiorino.
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