Messe Frankfurt will once again play host to Automechanika this year, with Mark Water Pumps Limited (MWPL) and parent company Mark Exhaust Systems Limited joining fellow aftermarket leaders to showcase the latest innovations in the sector. Attendees will be able to view a range of high quality water pumps and emission control solutions, as well as gain input from industry experts, on stand D55 in Hall 6.2 throughout the show.
According to a statement released on 1 March, Messe Frankfurt – the world’s third biggest exhibition organiser and the owner of the Automechanika name – the acquisition is designed to set up a UK subsidiary.
When Reifen China 2016 opened the doors of the Shanghai New International Exhibition Centre on the 1 December, it was immediately apparent that several significant changes are afoot in the Chinese tyre show sector. As the name suggests, Reifen China has always been organised by Messe Essen in partnership with China United Rubber Company (CURC) and co-located with CURC’s always-well-attended RubberTech. But next year that will change and the Reifen name has been licensed to Messe Frankfurt for use alongside its Automechanika Shanghai show. This move, which began as a ripple-effect emanating from the Reifen versus The Tire, Cologne competition that has been going on in Germany, has caused repercussions as far away as China. As a result CURC (the exhibition firm behind RubberTech and Messe Essen/Reifen China’s former partner) will also be launching a new tyre event in 2017.
Ahead of its September show in Frankfurt, Automechechanika’s organisers are highlighting Automechanika Academy. Messe Frankfurt reports that it has “spared no effort with improvements being made not only to the exhibition concept but also to the accompanying lecture and professional-development programmes”. As a result, trade visitors can look forward to a full line-up of lectures, seminars and practical further-development courses. Indeed, Messe Frankfurt goes as far as saying “the Automechanika Academy programme is now of a size and scope that could easily provide the material for several supplementary professional qualifications”.
Automechanika Shanghai is said to be experiencing “sweeping growth” ahead of the 2016 show, which will be held at the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Puxi, Shanghai from 30 November – 3 December. The organisers are highlighting the show’s Connectivity and Electronics & Systems zones. However, in addition to the gains seen by the Electronics & Systems sector, for the first time the show’s West Hall will be housing the Wheel Rim/Tyre sectors.
A total of 220 global manufacturers showcased their tyre and battery-related products and services at Automechanika Dubai 2016, taking up 7,300 square metres of exhibition space during event which was help between 8 and 10 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Messe Frankfurt Middle East reported that this represents a 15 per cent year-on-year growth in exhibitor numbers over 2015, and a 19 per cent year-on-year increase in exhibition space.
Exhibitor space at the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, which will take place at the NEC 7 to 9 June 2016, has already sold out five months prior to launch. More than 550 UK and international businesses are set to attend.
PCL has welcomed Messe Frankfurt’s decision to bring its international automotive show to the UK next year. Automechanika Birmingham, in partnership with trade association SMMT, will take place at the NEC, 7 – 9 June 2016, and PCL has already confirmed attendance.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is jointly launching Automechanika Birmingham in partnership with the people behind the well known portfolio of vehicle parts shows – Messe Frankfurt. The first Automechanika Birmingham is set to take place at the NEC from 7 to 9 June 2016.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), which is a US state-funded economic development corporation that encourages the continued growth of the state’s auto industry, has booked a pavilion at Automechanika Shanghai. According to the show’s organisers, the Michigan government is keen to use Messe Frankfurt’s enormous industry resources to help foster its auto industry development as the show is an irreplaceable platform for the Michigan’s auto parts companies, which have the world’s leading advanced automotive parts research and development and manufacturing standards to showcase different areas of products and services at the show. It is also interesting to note in light of the ongoing tyre import trade dispute between the US and China.
MAM Software has announced it will exhibit at Automechanika Frankfurt between 16 and 20 September. The company’s show presence will be located in the SMMT Pavilion in hall 5.1 at stand E95, and the company says it will use the event to identify new market opportunities for its cloud-based enterprise management software, data and e-commerce solutions.
The figures for Reifen 2014 have been totted up; according to show organiser Messe Essen, between 27 and 30 May around 20,000 people visited the world’s largest tyre exhibition. This year’s attendance was therefore even higher – if only slightly – than the record numbers achieved in 2012. This time round, 36 per cent of all visitors were industry professionals based in the show’s home country, Germany, while the rest – some 12,800 visitors – travelled to Essen from 130 different countries.
Messe Essen and Messe Frankfurt have announced a “far-reaching strategic partnership”, aimed at strengthening the Reifen and Automechanika trade fairs. The partners expressed a joint desire to exploit “synergetic effects in sales and marketing across borders,” the most obvious of which will be package solutions for exhibitors.