Innovation key theme of Automechanika Birmingham 2019

Automechanika Birmingham has announced that “Innovation” will be the leading theme for the 2019 event, held at Birmingham NEC on 4 to 6 June.

Following extensive Automechanika research, “new technology and innovation” were key reasons to attend the event for independent garages, motor factors, retailers and bodyshops and so Automechanika is looking to build on this by highlighting all innovation from within the automotive industry.

New initiatives for Automechanika Birmingham 2019 include: Bodyshop Demo Hub, Wheels & Tyres Zone, Enhanced Networking Lounge, Aftermarket Networking Reception, Expanded Garage of the Year Awards and, Tomorrow’s Mobility.

This is all in addition to the hugely popular Garage Quarter and the automotive industry’s largest seminar programme, comprising both business and technical advice and information.

Jack Halliday, event director of Automechanika Birmingham, explains: “The level of innovation carried out by companies and individuals every day is hugely underestimated and so Automechanika Birmingham 2019 will address this head-on.

“Whether it is the Garage of the Year awards or the introduction of a new product or service, innovation extends to all practices in the automotive sector and we will look at everything including innovative products, parts distribution, vehicle repair and technology to name but a few.”

Top names sign up to Automechanika

More major automotive industry players have signed up to exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham 2019, with a raft of top-quality names targeting even more garage and motor factor visitors next year.

For the fourth year running, the UK’s leading automotive event returns to Birmingham NEC on 4 to 6 June. Few spaces remain for companies to sign up to exhibit as Automechanika looks to deliver on its pledge of providing the perfect ratio of visitors to exhibitors.

Boosted by an Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) study that found that exhibiting at events brings about increased sales, brand awareness and more recommendations, new names signed up to exhibit in 2019 include: Apec Braking Ltd, BM Catalysts, Draper Tools, GROUPAUTO, Launch Tech UK, Liqui Moly, MAM Software, Marathon Warehouse Distribution, Morris Lubricants, OESSA, Texa UK and Total UK.

These join major aftermarket names already committed to the 2019 event including Schaeffler, ZF, DENSO, MAHLE Aftermarket, Delphi Technologies, Valeo, Bosch, Hella, Bilstein Group, MANN + HUMMEL, NGK and Yuasa.

The industry event will unite the very best of the UK aftermarket and vehicle production sector to provide a ‘one stop’ shop for independent garages and motor factors to discover the latest product launches, technologies and practical solutions to suit their business.

Jack Halliday said: “We’ve experienced a high demand from companies wanting to exhibit that will really boost the appeal for garages and motor factors coming along next year.

“2019 is the last year before the show goes biennial, so there has been a surge in the number of space bookings to ensure the latest products, services and technology are showcased to the market before 2021.”

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