Automechanika Birmingham, the leading exhibition for the UK’s automotive industry, has appointed specialist PR agency Impression Communications to raise awareness and increase visibility in the run-up to this year’s show, as it announces exciting new plans to attract even more visitors to this year’s event.
Over 500 exhibitors are expected to attend the 2018 Automechanika Birmingham event and stand space is said to be selling fast. Among others, exhibitors include: Delphi, Hella, Liqui Moly, MANN+HUMMEL, Bosch, Snap-On, Milwaukee Tools, Gates Power Transmission, GroupAuto, Texa, Draper Tools, Dura, JHM Butt, ITW, ISN, Certas Energy and others.
The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) selected Mark Whittingham of WH Whittingham and Sons in Rochford, Essex as winner of a ‘Five Supercar Challenge’ driving experience, after participating in a competition held at Automechanika.
Rema Tip Top Automotive UK won its fourth consecutive Tyre Industry Award in the Aftermarket Equipment Supplier of the Year category. Sponsored by Automechanika, the award was presented to group CEO Mark Insley and managing director Cliff Jones at the 88th Annual NTDA Dinner on 12 October.
Automechanika Birmingham has launched a new website offering information for professionals from the aftermarket and vehicle production sector, using a new navigational layout and design – www.automechanika-birmingham.com. Utilising colour coded menus, the website is designed to help users find information most suited to their needs. A green menu delivers information for vehicle production and a blue menu for the aftermarket, while the red menu offers an overview of the entire exhibition.
As our environment becomes increasingly technologically driven, it is no surprise to learn that as many as 15 per cent of tyres are being bought online. At the same time tyres are becoming more and more “intelligent” with built-in sensors such as TPMS. However, for a long time the business of checking tyre tread depth has been a relatively imprecise affair. A few years back standards improved with the development of digital tread depth probes, some of which even bluetoothed data to cloud-based systems. However, the latest technology takes routine tread depth checks and fleet audits to the next level.
Following a competition recently held by Tyresure at the Automechanika exhibition for the chance to receive a free TPMS training session, the winner has now been confirmed as M-Sport Wheels Ltd. The business will receive comprehensive training from Tyresure’s TPMS experts, providing them with in-depth knowledge and IMI certification, once a suitable date has been arranged.
At an event which was 70 per cent bigger, hosting over 800 quality exhibitors, Automechanika Birmingham delivered a hugely successful exhibition in its second year. The UK automotive trade event welcomed over 12000 visitors including motor factors, workshops, retailers, dealerships, vehicle manufacturers, tier 1 and 2 manufacturers, who had opportunities to learn, discover and network.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders’ (SMMT) Open Forum returns to Automechanika Birmingham on 6 June, bringing together automotive supply chain companies and other stakeholders to highlight the cutting-edge technologies and trends that will influence the next generation of vehicles.
Automechanika Birmingham in partnership with Garage Wire has announced the shortlist of garages in the running to win the £1000 cash prize for Garage of the Year. The judging panel, James Onions, Andy Savva and Simon Albert will announce the winner on Wednesday 7 June in the Workshop Training Zone at 1.00pm at Automechanika Birmingham, NEC.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is providing a free MOT update at Automechanika Birmingham, taking place on Thursday 8 June from 9am – 11.30am in the Concourse Suite 1, NEC Birmingham. Technicians can register to attend and discuss the evolution of MOT training with MOT tester training expert, Kate Street.
Over 75 per cent of UK workshops trust Autodata, according to the data supply company. The UK’s leading provider of automotive technical information will be exhibiting at the Automechanika Birmingham from 6-8th June 2017. Autodata will also be sharing insights of how the aftermarket can keep up with a data-driven automotive industry by becoming smarter and more connected.