Automec, held in São Paulo, Brazil, is the most important aftermarket automotive show in Latin America. The biennial expo was held in a new venue this year, the São Paulo Expo Building, to accommodate increasing attendance. This year’s event had over 74,000 visitors from 60 countries and 1,500 exhibitors.
The 2017 show was an incredible success for T/CCI, who announced their new partnership with ACA. T/CCI’s relationship with ACA started in 2011 and has grown to a trusted alliance in years since. Now, ACA will serve as the authorized aftermarket distributor for all T/CCI products in Brazil. Jorge Gouvea of ACA commented, “The participation of ACA at Automec in partnership with T/CCI is an important step for both companies in the aftermarket of Brazil and Latin America—offering robust and reliable products.” With their established distribution network and our Cordoba, Argentina plant nearby, we will be able to meet the growing demand of the market.
T/CCI unveiled the QPV-125 variable air conditioning compressor and heavy duty airbrake compressor at the show. Introducing these designs to the Latin American market will provide a high-quality, low-cost alternative to the most popular compressors for automotive, bus and heavy-duty. Despite a lull in the Brazilian economy, T/CCI has seen an increase in agriculture equipment production and subsequently, an increased demand for aftermarket compressors. We look forward to working with ACA to make these new products a great success in the Latin American market.