By Denna Bowman
The third Automechanika Thailand exhibition has been postponed until the global economic crisis eases its grip on the industry.
The announcement is the latest blow to the auto and tyres industry, which has already seen several high profile UK exhibitions put back due to the global downturn.
The Brityrex tyres, equipment and accessories exhibition, which was due to take place in Manchester later this year, has also been put back due to the worldwide crisis.
And the 2010 British International Motor Show has also been cancelled due to the severe downturn that is plaguing the car industry.
The exhibition has also apparently been postponed partly due to Thailand’s political situation.
Stephan Buurma, managing director of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd, one of the shows organisers, said: “In light of the prolonged political circumstances and the slumping automotive market affected by the current economic climate, we have opted to postpone this show.
“We trust that it is the best solution to all parties concerned despite the fact that previous shows were well-received by the industry. We will monitor the situation closely and reschedule the show at a more appropriate time.”