Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India (ACMA) has organised ACMA Safer Drives Road Show for Technicians, Drivers, Trade Partners at Navi Mumbai, India on June 7, 2018. This massive grass root campaign targeted thousands of Trailers parked and being serviced at this location. The show was supported by Bosch, Hella, Uno Minda, Compo, Webco and ZF. To fight spurious and substandard parts and services, ACMA announced ACMA Safer Drives Road Shows across the country at Auto Expo 2018.
During the event, a trailer stand at the venue was inaugurated, followed by taking a tour of the Kalamboli automotive market. ACMA members connected with drivers of trucks, fleet owners, Mechanics, Retailers and Distributors and created awareness on the usage of genuine spare parts and Safety Technologies.
The Road Show was inaugurated and addressed by Prashant Thakur- MLA, Panvel, Ganesh Deshmukh-Commissioner, Panvel Municipality, Charusila- Dy Mayor- Panvel Municipality and Paresh Thakur- Leader of the house- Panvel Municipality.
“In a bid to make the Indian Roads safer and sensitize the public towards their responsibility on road, ACMA has launched an umbrella campaign for ACMA Safer Drives in 2017. To demonstrate projects of Organizing, Standardizing and Digitizing the Auto Aftermarket, ACMA is working on bringing common Auto Industry Part catalogue, training technicians and other support initiatives to Automotive Dealers, Retailers, Workshops, Mechanical Technicians, all of which is on display at the Road Show,” said Rama Shankar Pandey, Chairman Aftermarket Committee of ACMA and Managing Director of Hella India Lighting.
To engage the Technicians and Drivers, A Marathi folk dance performance by a local dance group was performed followed by Road Safety Songs. A video on Road Safety was showcased that imparted the message of how road accidents in India can be avoided, not only by following simple rules of traffic but also by buying and using genuine automotive components. An interactive session on road safety and benefits of using original spares was also held. Health and Eye Check-up camp by Medical Team for Mechanics, Retailers and Drivers were also organised. The team then proceeded with Road Safety Walkathon around the Transport hub.