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11 - 15.9.2018, Frankfurt am Main

Exhibitors statements to Automechanika Frankfurt 2016

Dirk Willers, General Manager of the Spare Parts Division, ElringKlinger AG

Dirk Willers, General Manager of the Spare Parts Division, ElringKlinger AG

Dirk Willers, General Manager of the Spare Parts Division, ElringKlinger AG

"In spite of 3D glasses, virtual classrooms and interactive training elements, personal encounters are still essential. Automechanika allows us to replace smartphones with handshakes. That is why this trade fair continues to be the most important event in our calendar.”

Dr. Uwe Thomas, President of the Automotive Aftermarket Division, Bosch GmbH

Dr. Uwe Thomas, President of the Automotive Aftermarket Division, Bosch GmbH

Dr. Uwe Thomas, President of the Automotive Aftermarket Division, Bosch GmbH

“The aftermarket and workshops are on the brink of a new era – for workshops, connected mobility is the wave of the future. As a result, the themes of networking, digitalisation and augmented reality were in particular demand at our stand this year. Automechanika is our platform of choice for showcasing the latest trends and technologies, as well as for demonstrating how Bosch can make workshop operations more efficient for the future.”

Rafael Tomás, CEO Istobal

Rafael Tomás, CEO Istobal

Rafael Tomás, CEO Istobal

“There is no doubt that Automechanika is the best platform for establishing business contacts that extend beyond Europe.”

Tiemo Sehon, Managing Director, SEHON Innovative Lackieranlagen GmbH

Tiemo Sehon, Managing Director of SEHON Innovative Lackieranlagen GmbH

Tiemo Sehon, Managing Director of SEHON Innovative Lackieranlagen GmbH

"As manufacturers of painting systems and paint-spraying booths, we are currently focusing on optimising the overall efficiency and energy consumption of our products. At Automechanika, we were able to reach our current customers and to establish many new contacts as well, especially in South Korea."

Michael Söding, Chairman of the Executive Board, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket

Michael Söding, Chairman of the Executive Board, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket

Michael Söding, Chairman of the Executive Board, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket

“Following five days of Automechanika, there is no need for any complicated analysis to confirm what we already know: this trade fair was a resounding success for us. Our stand enjoyed a series of non-stop highlights: virtual discovery tours, exciting product and service innovations, a new record for the number of visitors and even a special anniversary, as Schaeffler celebrated 40 years in the automotive aftermarket. We are very pleased by the outstanding response we received, as well as by all of the congratulations on our 40-year anniversary that were extended in the course of our customer talks.”

Michael Scherzer, Member of the Executive Board, FOLIATEC Böhm GmbH & Co Vertriebs KG

Michael Scherzer, Member of the Executive Board, FOLIATEC Böhm GmbH & Co Vertriebs KG

Michael Scherzer, Member of the Executive Board, FOLIATEC Böhm GmbH & Co Vertriebs KG

“From large car manufacturers to two-man workshops, the world of automotive accessories comes together in Frankfurt in order to find out about the ever more important field of vehicle customisation. The wilder, the better!”

Thomas Aukamm, CEO of the Central Association, Bodywork and Motor Vehicle Engineers (ZKF)

Thomas Aukamm, CEO of the Central Association, Bodywork and Motor Vehicle Engineers (ZKF)

Thomas Aukamm, CEO of the Central Association, Bodywork and Motor Vehicle Engineers (ZKF)

“Never before has Automechanika had such a wide range of interesting themes covering all product groups as it did in 2016. In the field of bodywork and paintwork, the large audience for the ‘Schadentalk’ collision talk showed just how much is changing in the industry in the interplay between insurance companies, claim control and workshops. A platform like this is absolutely essential here. In addition, Automechanika has once again demonstrated that it is the biggest and most international industry event of its kind.”

Thomas Fischer, Chairman of the Executive Board, VREI, Verein Freier Ersatzteilemarkt e.V (Independent Aftermarket Association)

Thomas Fischer, Chairman of the Executive Board, VREI, Verein Freier Ersatzteilemarkt e.V (Independent Aftermarket Association)

Thomas Fischer, Chairman of the Executive Board, VREI, Verein Freier Ersatzteilemarkt e.V (Independent Aftermarket Association)

“The first ‘Mechanic Games’, an enjoyable sporting challenge for workshop visitors with a colourful supporting programme, was a popular destination on the last two days of the trade fair. Hundreds of participants young and old competed as the event moved through ten stations, and twelve winners went home with 250 euros each, making their trade fair visits twice as rewarding.”

Hartmut Röhl, Senior Chairman, German Association of the Automotive Parts Trade (GVA)

Hartmut Röhl, Senior Chairman, German Association of the Automotive Parts Trade (GVA)

Hartmut Röhl, Senior Chairman, German Association of the Automotive Parts Trade (GVA)

“Countless participants in the international ‘Right to Repair Campaign’ from around the world took advantage of Automechanika as the perfect place for coming together and sharing opinions. As part of the global campaign, organisations and individuals from the independent automotive parts and service markets are fighting for a more equitable legal framework in the automotive aftermarket. This would be particularly advantageous for drivers’ freedom of choice regarding where they can have their cars serviced and repaired, and with what parts. The meeting’s participants felt that the increasing connectedness of cars is a particularly acute challenge at the current time. As a result, not only should there be a ‘Right to Repair’ for everyone in the automotive parts and service markets worldwide, but also a ‘Right to Connect’.”

Frank Beaujean, President, ASA (German Association of Manufacturers and Importers of Automotive Service Equipment)

Frank Beaujean, President, ASA (German Association of Manufacturers and Importers of Automotive Service Equipment)

Frank Beaujean, President, ASA (German Association of Manufacturers and Importers of Automotive Service Equipment)

“Our members are extremely satisfied with the trade fair. All of our companies welcomed top decision makers to their stands. Yet again, this year's Automechanika has reinforced its status as the world’s leading trade fair for the industry.”

Uwe Neff, Authorised Company Officer for International Sales and Marketing, Hella Gutmann Solutions

Uwe Neff, Authorised Company Officer for International Sales and Marketing, Hella Gutmann Solutions

Uwe Neff, Authorised Company Officer for International Sales and Marketing, Hella Gutmann Solutions

“The move from Hall 8 to Hall 9 was a big step for us, and it was a major success. Our stand attracted quite a large number of visitors, and we are really happy about the fact that the international component of Automechanika continues to grow. The trade fair also offers the scope required for innovative themes. Autonomous driving is a highlight for us and for the industry as a whole right now, and it will continue to be so in future.”

Peter J. Wagner, Vice President IAM MD, Continental Aftermarket GmbH

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Peter J. Wagner, Vice President IAM MD, Continental Aftermarket GmbH

“The international make-up of the visitors and the quality of talks at Automechanika are unrivalled. The fact that the trade fair is not only able to cover the traditional aftermarket business, but also to spotlight the service world of the future with its ‘Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility’ special showcase, was greatly appreciated by our visitors. The workshop and retail sectors welcomed the fact that Continental is a reliable partner for the independent aftermarket. Digitalisation in service is certain to be playing an even bigger role two years from now, and I hope to see more concrete examples, such as in the field of remote diagnostics.”

Siegbert Müller, Sales Director of Carbon GmbH, Managing Director of Miracle-Europe GmbH

Siegbert Müller,Vertriebsleiter Carbon GmbH und Geschäftsführer Miracle-Europe GmbH

Siegbert Müller, Sales Director of Carbon GmbH, Managing Director of Miracle-Europe GmbH

“The basic and advanced training area in the Galleria was once again an important part of Automechanika for us. We are pleased to be able to support this trade fair with our know-how, and value our long-standing cooperation with the event. We are simply at home at Automechanika.”

Jens Nietzschmann, Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Managing Director – Germany

Jens Nietzschmann, Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Managing Director – Germany

Jens Nietzschmann, Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Managing Director – Germany

“Automechanika 2016 was a very successful event for us. Our focus was on maintaining our contacts with existing customers, as well as on linking up with new customers, but the workshops in the bodywork and paintwork areas organised by Messe Frankfurt were also on our programme. This year our trade fair presence concentrated on the digitalisation of processes in automotive companies and workshops. We are already looking forward to 2018, when we will be getting back together in Frankfurt yet again for our most important trade fair.”

Frank Bartsch, Spokesperson, WOW! and WABCOWÜRTH

Frank Bartsch, Spokesperson, WOW! and WABCOWÜRTH

Frank Bartsch, Spokesperson, WOW! and WABCOWÜRTH

“The 360° workshop brings together the comprehensive diagnostic expertise of WOW! Würth Online World GmbH ad WABCOWÜRTH Workshop Services GmbH at Automechanika 2016. The entire spectrum of multi-brand diagnostics, including fault code-based technical data clouds, original system diagnostics, exhaust emissions tests and air conditioning service, were presented for car and commercial vehicle workshops. In addition to this core business area, we also offer pioneering new products and innovations: clever fleet management and telematics solutions, vehicle-specific connectivity portals, as well as an online platform that allows all aftermarket processes to be optimised for original parts dealers. As expected, we were able to welcome both target groups – car and commercial vehicle workshops – to our stand, and they were very impressed by our wide range of products and services, as well as by our many years of expertise. As a result, we are very pleased with the decision to place us in Hall 9.”

Andreas Große-Coosmann, Marketing Director Northern Europe, Federal-Mogul Aftermarket GmbH

Andreas Große-Coosmann, Marketing Director Northern Europe, Federal-Mogul Aftermarket GmbH

Andreas Große-Coosmann, Marketing Director Northern Europe, Federal-Mogul Aftermarket GmbH

“Automechanika is more than just a trade fair for us. It is the international meeting place of the industry, and offers us the opportunity to meet with our customers from around the world and show them our latest products in a professional setting, as well as to network with them and other partners from the automotive aftermarket. Furthermore, Automechanika also offers us a concise yet comprehensive overview of everything that is happening in these essential sectors.”

Thomas Landmesser, Managing Director, ACV GmbH

Thomas Landmesser, Managing Director, ACV GmbH

Thomas Landmesser, Managing Director, ACV GmbH

“Automechanika is our preferred platform for presenting this year's new products to a broad range of German and international customers, and the countless talks and professional exchange demonstrated that our market strategy and objectives for our products are the right ones.”

Wolfgang Krinner, Member of the Board of Management, Knorr-Bremse Truck Systems

Wolfgang Krinner, Member of the Board of Management, Knorr-Bremse Truck Systems

Wolfgang Krinner, Member of the Board of Management, Knorr-Bremse Truck Systems

"In addition to the well-known Knorr brake products in OEM quality, Knorr-Bremse is putting together step-by-step a portfolio of attractive aftermarket products and solutions under the TruckServices brand. Designed for trucks of all kinds and age classes, this portfolio ensures reliable and cost-efficient operation over the entire life cycle and was given an exceptionally warm welcome by our customers."