The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event will feature education initiative School of Thought, as statistics reveal that the automotive aftermarket industry is facing the imminent retirement of up to 40 per cent of its workforce. School of Thought is a collective that works with schools, colleges, and automotive employers to raise the profile of career opportunities in the sector.
Later this month, Falken Tyre Europe will display a range of more than twenty tyre models at The Tire Cologne. This array of products will include several newcomers, such as the Falken e.Ziex electric car tyre, Azenis FK520 UHP tyre and Eurowinter HS02 and HS02Pro winter tyres.
Hankook Tire is unveiling three products at The Tire Cologne later this month, including its first tyre family designed for electric vehicles. Other newcomers include the latest winter tyre range as well as an airless concept tyre. The tyre maker invites visitors to the show to view these and other products at its booth in Hall 8.1, aisle C040/aisle D049.
Grupo Andrés Neumáticos will once again participate in The Tire Cologne when it runs from 24-26 May 2022. Grupo Andrés, which has invested in a significant-sized stand for the event, will be located at stand E038 Hall 8 at the Koelnmesse Exhibition Centre.
Leading Italian garage equipment maker, Nexion Group, will not participate in Autopromotec 2022 because “the conditions are not yet in place to ensure a presence capable of best representing the prestige of its brands, while guaranteeing the safety of its customers and employees”.
UKi Media & Events, the organiser of Tire Technology Expo has postponed this year’s show in Hannover “due to the current rapid escalation of the Omicron variant of Covi-19 throughout Europe.” The 2022 edition will now take place 18-20 May at the Deutsche Messe, Hannover, Germany.
COVID-19 is limbering up to cast its shadow over us for a third year, and exhibition organisers are cancelling or postponing shows scheduled for the early months of 2022. Agricultural sector fair the LAMMA Show is the latest to announce that it won’t take place on the previously announced dates.
The Autosport International Show scheduled for January 2022 has been postponed. According the event’s organisers, the decision was made “in response to the ongoing Covid-19 variants and the Government’s recent directives related to the Omicron variant”. No new date for the 31st edition of the Autosport International Show has yet been confirmed.
It’s been rumoured for a long time, now various media outlets report that major European rural sector event Agritechnica won’t take place in a face-to-face format. This has yet to be confirmed by show organiser the German Agricultural Society (DLG).
Following its recent entry into the energy systems market, Birla Carbon will present a portfolio of conductive carbon solutions with its Conductex i and Conductex e series of products, along with its upcoming carbon-based solutions for the battery industry, at The Battery Show Europe in Germany this week. The company says it’s participating in the event in order to expand its geographic presence in Europe and globally while addressing customer needs.
Hankook is highlighting its range of regional hybrid tyres, the SmartFlex AH51 steer and SmartFlex DH51 drive tyre at Solutrans (16-20 November at Eurexpo in Lyon, France, stand 3B127). The manufacturer’s premium retread offer, Alphatread, and its 2020-launched Laufenn TBR tyre range are also a focus of Hankook’s exhibition.
Triangle is presenting its latest truck tyres alongside French distributor XL Pneus at the Solutrans show in Lyon, France, from 16 to 20 November 2021. Triangle’s commercial tyre range covers all positions and applications: from long haul to regional, mixed services, coach and urban, and dedicated winter products. The companies are showcasing two representative drive tyres: the TRD02 long-haul commercial vehicle tyre and the TR918 mixed service model.
The organiser of the German exhibition known as IAA Cars for many a year caught the zeitgeist in 2021 and repackaged the event as IAA Mobility, broadening its remit to include cyclists and other mobility stakeholders. Similarly, it is expanding the concept behind the IAA Commercial Vehicles show and giving it a new identity – IAA Transportation. When returning to its familiar home in Hannover from 20 to 25 September 2022 after a prolonged absence, it will for the first time “give actors from the fields of commercial vehicles, buses and logistics the opportunity to network with leading tech providers and suppliers.”
Singapore has taken a hard line against Covid-19 and continues to enforce international travel restrictions. In order to ensure it can welcome visitors to Tyrexpo Asia 2022, organiser Tarsus Group has decided to hold the event in Bangkok instead. Thailand will allow quarantine-free entry for fully vaccinated travellers from low-risk countries from the beginning of November 2021 with no need to quarantine.