The automotive aftermarket is back on schedule
Automechanika Frankfurt will take place from 10 to 14 September 2024. Autopromotec will be held in Bologna from 21 to 24 May 2025. From 16 to 18 November 2023, Autopromotec is organising a brand new event in Bologna focusing on the energy transition – save the date!
Tight contest to determine winner of the car painter contest at Automechanika Frankfurt 2022
Thanks to their impressive ideas, amazing technical expertise, and wealth of passion, the five participants in the Automechanika Body & Paint competition made things extremely difficult for the nine-member international awards panel this year. In the end, one of the car painters ended up winning twice over. The panel awarded first prize to Sebastian Schunder from Eckental (Bavaria), sponsored by SATA.
A strong show: the international automotive aftermarket is back in Frankfurt
The turning point has been reached: Automechanika Frankfurt’s new formats and extensive programme were very well received by international automotive professionals. 78.000 visitors from 175 countries came to the industry’s leading platform in Frankfurt to experience products and services from workshops, industry and retail live and in person. In fact, these past five days are the fullest the exhibition grounds have been since the restart in Frankfurt.
Automechanika Frankfurt promotes safe and sustainable driving through FIA Smart Driving Challenge Subevent
Automechanika Frankfurt, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, has identified the smartest driver among its exhibitors and visitors who participated in an FIA Smart Driving Challenge (FIA SDC) Subevent. Doing so, Automechanika Frankfurt has contributed to promote safe and eco-friendly driving.
Automechanika Innovation Award 2022 announces its winners – this year’s trends: sustainable and digital solutions
This evening, the coveted Innovation Awards were presented to the winners at the ceremony on the first day of the Automechanika Frankfurt trade fair. In addition to these eight awards, which were presented in categories such as E-Mobility, Workshop & Service Solutions and Data & Connectivity, a Green Award was given to the product judged to be especially sustainable.
Who is the best painter?
Creative, precise, and displaying outstanding technique – participants in the Body & Paint competition once again demonstrate that they are truly masters of their craft. This year, the entrants painted car hood designs inspired by the theme of ‘Mobility in transition’. The winner will be announced at Automechanika Frankfurt on 16 September.
Global aftermarket business returns to Frankfurt: Automechanika Frankfurt features exhibitor line-up just as international as before the pandemic
Five days from now, from 13 to 17 September 2022, Automechanika, the world’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry, will be taking place on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. This year’s trade fair features an exhibitor line-up that is as international as the one at the anniversary event in 2018. Key topics at this year’s event include alternative drive systems, training and professional development, resilient supply chains and e-commerce. More than 350 events for automotive professionals will be held on four stages. Automotive manufacturers and suppliers from the logistics industry will also be on hand to present their latest solutions.
From A like assistance systems to Z like zero emissions: extensive event programme offers everyone the chance to discover, experience, learn and share ideas
In less than three weeks, the leading international event for the automotive industry will be taking place once again on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds. This year, Automechanika Frankfurt’s supporting programme offers more than ever before. That is because staying on top of the latest developments like electromobility, alternative drive systems, digitalisation, connectivity and automotive logistics is absolutely essential. Also on the agenda: recruiting the next generation of professionals.
Automechanika Frankfurt enters into an agreement with the Association of Diesel Specialists
Automechanika Frankfurt has further expanded its international network of associations by entering into a cooperation with the US-American Association of Diesel Specialists (ADS).
Celebrating innovations: Nominees and Finalists for the Innovation Awards have been chosen
Submissions for Automechanika Frankfurt’s Innovation Awards clearly illustrate the aftermarket’s trend towards smart digital solutions. A 14-member international panel – for the first time including experts from Australia, South Africa, Turkey, the UK and the USA – met on 21 July to determine which of the 133 submissions from 99 companies were most deserving.
New kick-off event for Automechanika: CEO Breakfast with Formula One pros Mika Häkkinen and Mark Gallagher
Automechanika Frankfurt is launching a brand new event on the morning of the first day of the trade fair that is designed to promote networking and dialogue amongst the industry’s international key players. At the first Automechanika CEO Breakfast, racing professionals Mika Häkkinen and Mark Gallagher will be sharing insights on the topic of technological innovations and how they adapted. The event is being sponsored by ZF Aftermarket, which is providing a venue and equipment for the event. Leading international key players from the automotive industry have already reserved tables for inviting their top customers.
Always racing ahead: even more ‘Truck Competence’ in a practical workshop at Automechanika Frankfurt
Commercial vehicles continue to become more efficient, cleaner, safer, and cheaper to run – but they are also growing more complex. That is why all workshop operators must ensure that their staff get continuous training and professional development. Today, a great deal of expertise and special equipment is necessary to properly perform even the simplest standard tasks – such as regular service or replacing specific components. Now Automechanika Frankfurt is offering an exclusive free workshop as part of Truck Competence to help get interested commercial vehicle professionals fit for the future: ‘Radar- and camera-based driver assistance systems in workshop practice’.
The international automotive aftermarket restarts: Automechanika Frankfurt with high level of international participation – new technologies and innovations focal point of the industry event
Over 2,600 exhibitors – 85 percent of which are from outside Germany – will be bringing their latest products and services to the upcoming Automechanika Frankfurt. It is more important than ever that the international aftermarket sector can finally get together again this year – not only due to the transformation of the industry, but also to the ongoing pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, climate change, supply chain problems, semiconductor shortages and a lack of skilled personnel. New technologies and concepts for tomorrow’s mobility will be displayed and discussed at the leading international platform for the automotive aftermarket, including in the ‘Innovation4Mobility’ showcase and captivating specialist presentations at the Automechanika Academy. Other areas of emphasis at this September’s event including training and networking.
Caravan Competence: new training profession makes debut at Automechanika, which also features caravan repair methods and live demonstrations
New camper and caravan registrations are continuing to increase this year, presenting an exciting new business opportunity for workshops – if they have the expertise and trained staff necessary to take advantage of it. Yet the industry is not only short of skilled personnel, but also of talented newcomers in this segment. Automechanika Frankfurt will be showcasing caravan repair methods and offering additional live demonstrations for the caravan and camper sector. Graduates and newcomers will be able to find out more about the new ‘Camper and caravan technology’ specialisation in the ‘bodywork and automotive engineering mechanic’ profession at the trade fair.
The world returns to Frankfurt: over 80 percent of the exhibitors are coming from abroad, while the Automechanika Innovation Awards have received a record number of registrations
Finally, the international automotive aftermarket is getting back together in Frankfurt: from 13 to 17 September 2022 and then in even-numbered years. Numerous leading companies from over 60 countries have already confirmed their participation. Recent statements by major industry players have underscored Automechanika’s significance as the sector’s most important international meeting place. The Automechanika Innovation Awards have received a record number of submissions. And in-person networking is more important than ever, with additional networking lounges now available. Other areas of focus: automotive logistics, sustainability, training, professional development and recruiting.
Automechanika Brand with nine shows yet to come in 2022
With 13 events around the globe, Automechanika is the world’s most successful B2B trade fair brand. Trade fairs are finally permitted almost everywhere again, and the Automechanika brand is off to a strong start with no less than four events in June and five more already scheduled before the end of the year.
New talent for the automotive aftermarket: Automechanika joins the new Talents4AA association
The ongoing shortage of specialists has long since reached the automotive aftermarket. Since March, the newly established ‘Talents4AA’ association has been working to bring new people into the industry. Now the association's newest member, Automechanika, is putting this at the top of the agenda for its next event, which is taking place from 13 to 17 September 2022.
Automechanika Frankfurt is looking for the smartest driver – join the FIA Smart Driving Challenge Subevent
Automechanika Frankfurt is launching the FIA Smart Driving Challenge Subevent together with the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Swedish AI and insurtech company Greater Than. The international challenge will take place in the run-up to the fair that will take place from 13-17 September 2022 and aims to engage exhibitors and visitors of the show in adopting the safest and most sustainable driving behaviour possible. The winner will be honoured at Automechanika Frankfurt.
Automechanika Innovation Awards: Pioneering products given even bigger role with new concept
Full speed ahead for the automotive aftermarket: in September 2022 Automechanika Frankfurt will be honouring pioneering products and solutions with a new concept for the Automechanika Innovation Awards. Companies have until the end of April 2022 to enter their products in the competition. Nominees, finalists and winners can look forward to lots of media attention.
Let’s talk business: Experts discuss innovative solutions for workshops
Experts used the fourth instalment of the ‘Let’s Talk Business’ series to discuss which innovations can help manufacturers and workshops to meet the challenges of digitalisation and the mobility transition. The web talk brought together representatives from AVL DiTEST, Carbon and Hunter to share their views on this topic.
Partnership with APRA Europe to be continued – remanufacturing to be featured at Automechanika Frankfurt 2022
Following collaboration with the prestigious international Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) on this year’s special edition of Automechanika, a decision has been made to extend the partnership in the future. Remanufacturing – a topic that is becoming significantly more important in an age of climate change and scarce resources – will also be featured at next year's trade fair. There will again be a special Remanufacturing Day where trade visitors can find out about the latest trends and developments.
The engine has been started – Frankfurt’s autumn trade fair season is underway!
Frankfurt am Main, 16 September 2021. Following a forced, one-and-a-half-year break, from 14 to 16 September Messe Frankfurt was finally able to welcome exhibitors and trade visitors to two of its own events at its home venue. 388 exhibitors took part in the special Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus event in Hall 3 and the Hypermotion Frankfurt conference and trade fair in the Forum. Of these, 53 percent were present in person in Frankfurt, with the remainder participating online. Approx. 10,000 visitors from 70 countries followed the three-day trade fair programme live in Frankfurt and online. Two-thirds of the participants made use of the many new digital features to do so on-screen, including live streams, intelligent matchmaking and one-to-one video calls. The platform played host to approx. 25,000 interactions in all. The streams were viewed 21,000 times, while 1,600 video calls were made.
Live in person and online: Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus features an appealing array of new topics and an extensive supporting programme
Frankfurt am Main, 1 September 2021. The anticipation is mounting: Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus starts on 14 September 2021. The three-day event is taking place as a hybrid event for the first time, combining a compact exhibition on the Frankfurt exhibition grounds with an online platform that allows exhibitors and visitors to participate and network digitally. In addition to product innovations, the focus will be on the topics and trends impacting the automotive aftermarket today. There will also be a three-day programme of events supported by numerous partners and sponsors.
Let’s talk business: Experts discuss connectivity and data as a form of currency
Frankfurt am Main, 14 June 2021. A web talk on the topic of ‘Connectivity, data-based business models and the legal framework’ held by the organisers of Automechanika was the third instalment in the ‘Let’s talk business’ series. Representatives from various sectors of the automotive industry got together to discuss the latest developments in this area.