SOLUTRANS 2017: the LCV market addressing its challenges

Published on by Jennifer ABIJABER - updated on - Evènements

THE LCV: a French speciality

  • France is the leading market for sales of new vehicles in Europe.*
  • 11,3% increase for LCVs, in the 1st quarter of 2016.*

KEY ISSUES FOR BODYWORK

The cross-cutting challenge is naturally that of innovation. Innovation in all its forms is the sole factor through which to stand out from the competition, and the only way of ensuring sustainable growth. Innovation in bodywork has its two-yearly meeting: SOLUTRANS.

4 key issues or industrial and commercial priorities

  1. Productivity and profitability: Choosing and then converting a utility vehicle is no straightforward matter. Professionals, tradesmen and companies from all sectors will be able to find suitable answers and solutions from the exhibitors at SOLUTRANS. As a genuine work tool for tradesmen, the converted vehicle will be their daily companion. A working tool which is well-maintained, in perfect working order and equipped for the different tasks for which it is required will provide professionals with optimal working conditions. The result is that the tradesman is likely to increase their volume of work accomplished for the same amount of working time, thus achieving higher productivity and therefore more profit. But how does one go about choosing the supplier who will convert one's LCV? What regulations apply to this conversion? How much do they cost? Finally, what role do vehicle manufacturers play in the conversion of a utility vehicle?
  2. Reduce vehicle weight or change regulations to gain payload?
    This question will be addressed at SOLUTRANS by experts called on by the FFC as part of the programme of talks and workshops, but more specifically on the stands of bodywork companies exhibiting at SOLUTRANS.  
  3. Payload, safety, ergonomics or adjustment to trades: this balance is hard to find but it is nonetheless subject to the final arbitration of cost. An increasing number of firms request fittings that can be carried across to a second generation of vehicles. Find the right solution for you at SOLUTRANS.
  4. International business: Tackling export markets is a crucial and yet complex challenge.  SOLUTRANS has ramped up its promotional actions on international markets in Europe and North Africa not just for heavy goods vehicles but also for light commercial vehicles. International development will naturally, just like innovation, be one of the exhibition's priorities for its 2017 and beyond.

LCVs at SOLUTRANS 2017

25% of the exhibition area at SOLUTRANS is dedicated to LCV manufacturers and bodyworkers. This represents almost 19,000 square metres of space.

The LCV range at SOLUTRANS 2017

Among the LCV market players at SOLUTRANS in 2017 (excluding OEMs):

LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE MANUFACTURERS (GOODS AND PASSENGERS):

RENAULT SA ; NISSAN ; MERCEDES ; FUSO ; ISUZU ; MAN ; IVECO ; ZE COMBI ; U'MOB ; TWINSWHEEL ; JIAXING SHENGDING MACHINERY CO,LTD

Vehicle and body equipment suppliers (NON EXHAUSTIVE LIST - AS PER EXHIBITORS INFORMATION):

ARVEL ; AVUPBENNES JPM ; CABRETA CARROSSIER CONSTRUCTEUR FRANÇAIS ; CARROSSERIE LAMBERT IGLOO ; CAVIME CHARVAT CTS ; CMAR ; CORNUT ; DURISOTTI ; ECP SA ; EUROPE SERVICE ; GROUPE GRUAUHMF France ; IT CONCEPT ; LECAPITAINE ; LIBNER ; NARDEAU OBERAIGNER AUTOMOTIVE GmbH ; PALKIT PARAGAN s,r,o ; PETIT FORESTIER ; SCORA ; SILOR SRL ; SOLIGHT ; SYSTEM EDSTRÖM ; TRAXION ; TRIMAT ; GROUPE TROUILLET ; VB-AIR-SUSPENSION ;

Events happening around LCVs

  • "The right vehicle for safety and company performance"

Following on from a successful 2015 show, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes CAPEB and FFC (French Bodywork Federation) are once again joining forces for the next edition of SOLUTRANS.

Special events on themes dealing with road safety and accident prevention and on the importance of choosing the right vehicle for profitability and working conditions will also be held in association with our partners OPP BTP, CNATP, IRIS ST.

So make a beeline for the CAPEB and CNATP stand located in Hall 4, aisle L, stand 130.

*Source : ACEA et ARGUS PRO

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