Messe Frankfurt and its customers, partners and supporting associations have agreed to postpone the Automechanika Frankfurt event that was originally scheduled to take place from 8 to 12 September 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis. The new dates are 14 to 18 September 2021. Automechanika Frankfurt will then resume its biennial rotation – the event will now be taking place in odd-numbered years.
The 18th edition of Automechanika Dubai, which was scheduled to run from 7-9 June 2020, will now take place from 19-21 October 2020 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The postponement comes in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as containment measures restrict movement across international borders, and impact the global economy.
The IBIS (International Bodyshop Industry Symposium) global conferencing platform and the international Automechanika trade fair brands are coordinating their schedule, meaning the upcoming Automechanika fairs in Shanghai and Frankfurt will each feature an IBIS regional event.
Schaeffler has hailed its stand at Automechanika Birmingham 2019 as its ‘best ever’, following three days of exhibiting at the National Exhibition Centre, where it offered visitors a glimpse at the ‘garage of tomorrow’.
The stand, located in the OESAA village, featured a striking workshop setting with a Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM car, plus augmented and mixed reality exhibits. It certainly grabbed the attention of technicians and distributors alike, with feedback from visitors overwhelmingly positive.
Liqui Moly will present its full range of automotive chemicals at the Automechanika trade fair in Birmingham. “We don’t just supply oils and additives, we also have pretty much any chemical product required for anywhere in the car,” explained Ibrahim Memis, who is responsible for Liqui Moly ‘s business in Great Britain. “This makes us unique in the sector.”
Pre-registration for Automechanika Birmingham 2019 is up 21 per cent on the same time last year, thanks largely to the raft of new initiatives being unveiled. A record number of motor factors and garages are due to descend upon the Midlands once again for the industry’s leading trade exhibition, taking place from 4 to 6 June at the NEC Birmingham.
Automechanika Birmingham has announced that visitor registration is now open, enabling visitors to sign up and take advantage of a number of new offers and initiatives available at this year’s show. Jack Halliday, event director, said: “Last year saw a high number of registrations for the 2018 event from across the whole industry.
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.
TecAlliance will be presenting exciting highlights for the automotive aftermarket at Automechanika 2018 in Frankfurt. “With our innovations, we are concentrating even more on optimising the processes of parts manufacturers, traders and workshops and strengthening the collaboration among them,” emphasises Jürgen Buchert, Managing Director of TecAlliance, at Automechanika. “Our aim is to develop practical and innovative solutions for the digital automotive aftermarket to make day-to-day business easier for our customers. We also want to help them gain access to new target groups and markets,” explained Jürgen Buchert.
Trico will be showcasing its new slogan ‘Excellence In Every Blade’ at the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry Automechanika – as well as introducing a new “OEM” logo to highlight the company’s long running relationships supplying vehicle manufacturers worldwide. This new strapline and logo will feature heavily in all of Trico’s upcoming advertisements and marketing campaigns.
Automechanika Birmingham will return to the NEC from 4 to 6 June 2019, with many major industry players signed up to exhibit. The show organisers say the 2019 edition looks likely to increase in size ahead of the event’s move to a biennial format starting in 2021.
Following on from EDT Automotive’s debut at Automechanika Birmingham 2018, the award-winning engine decontamination specialist has signed a further five garages after the event, taking the total of machines placed up to 14.