Live presentations, practical workshops for automotive and commercial vehicle professionals, panel discussions or live podcasts - there was a lot for the trade audience to experience at Automechanika Frankfurt. You can find recordings of selected event highlights here:
Study: Trends in the Automotive Aftermarket
Vehicle electrification will reshape the European aftermarket. Electric cars require around 30% fewer spare parts, but also open up significant new opportunities. The new study by Roland Berger on behalf of CLEPA - European Association of Automotive Suppliers impressively shows how e-mobility could develop in the future.
- Frank Schlehuber, Senior Consultant Market Affairs, CLEPA European Association of Automotive Supplier
- Maximilian Wegner, Senior Project Manager, Roland Berger
- Matthieu Simon, Partner, Roland Berger
How can the automotive industry respond to climate change and resource shortages? Remanufacturing is one answer to the question and a topic that was particularly in focus at Automechanika Frankfurt. On 14 September 2022, the international Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) discussed how car parts can be brought into a better condition with the same performance through industrial processes.
Fernand J. Weiland, Editor & Consultant, former Chairman of APRA Europe, FJW Consulting
Dr.-Ing. Christoph Schön, E-Mobility Innovation Manager, LKQ Europe
Doing well while doing Good - Creating value for all stakeholders and our planet through CO2-saving, sustainable remanufacturing
Tim Roth, Chief Sustainability Officer, BBB Industries
Rogier van der Ouderaa, Product and Project Director, Dinex Group
Hanno Großeschmidt, Managing Director, Encory
- Dr. Daniel C. F. Köhler, Chairman APRA Europe
- Dr.-Ing. Christoph Schön, E-Mobility Innovation Manager LKQ Europe
- Tim Roth, Chief Sustainability Officer BBB Industries
- Rogier van der Ouderaa, Product and Project Director Dinex Group
- Hanno Großeschmidt, Managing Director Encory
- Peter Bartel, Vice Chairman of APRA Europe
IBIS global update: the global collision repair sector and the rapid rise of technology post pandemic
Jason Mosely, Chief Executive Office, IBIS – The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium provided an outlook on technological developments in the body and paint sector. The topics included electric cars, ADAS, the digitisation of the repair appraisal or challenges of repair skills leakage whilst experiencing a technology explosion.
IBIS panel discussion
Hear from the collision industry strategic influencer. Panelists discuss current topics such as the challenges of the industry due to covid, the learnings from that, the strategies the global companies are using to address the labour and skills shortages or supply chain issues.
- Arnaud Agostini, International Managing Director, Solera
- Andrew P. Bennett, Vice President Automotive Aftermarket Division, 3M
- Jim Muse, Vice President Refinish Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA), Axalta Coating Systems
- Philip Peace, Managing Director – International, Repairify
- Jason Mosely, Chief Executive Office, IBIS – The International Bodyshop Industry Symposium
Collision talk: Maintaining profitability in a crisis economy
Michel Malik, Group Publisher and CEO of BodyShop News, moderated a panel discussion with experts from the body and paint industry on "Maintaining profitability in a crisis economy."
- Carl Bizon, CEO, AMA Group, Australia
- Eric Devos, President, GiPA, Global
- Christoph Kues, Manager Business Development, IRS Intelligent Repairs, Germany
- Robert Snook, Group Director, MG Cannon, UK
- Roberto Sticca, GM, CSN Collision Group, Italy
- Michel Malik, Group Publisher and CEO of BodyShop News