A small but fine new beginning for the automotive aftermarket - Automechanika 2021 made the "restart" for the Frankfurt trade fair business, with other trade fairs such as Indoor Air, the Book Fair and Formnext to follow this autumn. The new "hybrid" format also enabled those who could not travel to Frankfurt to be there live online.
After an enforced break of one and a half years, exhibitors and visitors finally met again in Frankfurt and also online from 14 to 16 September 2021. Almost half of the exhibitors presented themselves purely digitally and networked with the approximately 10,000 participants from around 70 countries. In addition, there was a wide-ranging programme with over 100 live streams on current topics and developments.Read more in the final report
Statements of exhibitors
First international Automechanika Body & Paint Championship
Emotional scenes were on tap on the trade fair stage at the first international Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships. Alexander Hagemann, the German candidate, was able to beat out his international competitors from England, China and South Africa with his refined bonnet. The competition is sponsored by leading paint manufacturers, for whom the topic of getting talented young newcomers into the painting trade is top priority.More photos of the event are available here