Winners chosen at the Automechanika Body & Paint Championships in Shanghai
The Automechanika Body & Paint Championships have selected one more finalist for the 2020 competition: Sun Xiao Shuai, a painter sponsored by SATA, became the last finalist selected in 2019 for his creation entitled ‘The 70th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China’. The people’s choice award, for which trade fair visitors and paint enthusiasts had until 17 December 2019 to vote for their favourites online, went to Ian Lai. His car hood is an homage to the R-M paint brand, which is celebrating its 100-year anniversary this year.
Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships: Round 2 in South Africa
Following its successful debut in Great Britain, the Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships are moving on to South Africa for round two. The next national winner for the grand finale in Frankfurt in 2020 will be determined at Automechanika Johannesburg, which is taking place from 18 to 21 September 2019.
Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships: The first finalist has been chosen!
Anthony Fryett of the UK is the first finalist in the international Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships. Fryett impressed the panel of judges at Automechanika Birmingham with both his design idea and his painting skills – which he applied to a bonnet. He will be joined by five other national winners for the grand finale in Frankfurt in September 2020. The next round of the competition will be taking place soon at Automechanika Johannesburg, with the remaining finalists being chosen at the upcoming Automechanika shows in Shanghai, Dubai, Mexico City and Frankfurt.
New cooperation between Automechanika and IBIS
The IBIS (International Bodyshop Industry Symposium) global conferencing platform and the international Automechanika trade fair brand are coordinating their schedules: the upcoming Automechanika fairs in Shanghai and Frankfurt will each feature an IBIS regional event.
Automechanika Frankfurt broadens its scope
The leading international trade fair for the automotive aftermarket is creating new structures for the 2020 event, both thematically and physically on the exhibition grounds. The portfolio will now be more clearly organised, particularly in the areas of workshop equipment and future mobility.
Automechanika releases calendar for 2019
Automechanika’s new annual companion captures the industry’s visions for the future and stages them in the form of spectacular vehicles. The result: complex, futuristic motifs composed solely of car parts from Automechanika exhibitors.
New exhibitor record and more visitors at the 25th Automechanika Frankfurt
Automechanika Frankfurt concluded on 15 September following five trade fair days with a record number of exhibitors, more visitors than in 2016 and a new record for the amount of exhibition space. The event drew 134,622 trade visitors from 184 countries – another record . Of these, approx. 10,000 were at the event for the first time. 82 percent of exhibitors said they had achieved their goals for the event (2016: 78). The megatrends at the fair were digitisation, clean vehicles and classic cars.
Automechanika Frankfurt 2018: More innovations than ever before
The winners of the Automechanika Innovation Awards 2018 have been announced. The awards have been given in honour of innovations in the automotive aftermarket since 1996. On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Automechanika Frankfurt, the concept has been revised and subdivided into three categories – Nominee, Finalist and Winner – with the aim of making the innovative entries more visible.
Automechanika Frankfurt kicks off 25th edition with new records
The 25th edition of Automechanika Frankfurt has cracked the 5.000 exhibitor mark. The fair brings together the megatrends of the Automotive Aftermarket, digitalization and clean vehicles, on one stage. This year, the Automechanika Innovation Awards will, for the first time, be honouring more than 100 innovations in the fields of equipment, parts, accessories, management and services.
More ‘Truck Competence’ than ever
Automechanika Frankfurt will be opening its doors for the 25th time from 11 to 15 September 2018, and never before has the world’s biggest aftermarket fair had so much to offer for trucks, vans, buses and trailers. This year also features the first Truck Competence Symposium with a high-quality panel and a training workshop for commercial vehicle professionals.
German Sound Quality Finals at Automechanika Frankfurt
On 15 September 2018 Automechanika is playing host to the hotly contested competition for the best vehicle sound system in Germany. This year’s show will offer amazing sound experiences ranging from discreetly integrated high-end sound systems to supercharged bass speakers for those who really love it loud.
New workshops at Automechanika: Register now
Practical workshops have been a part of Automechanika Frankfurt for many years. Now, on the occasion of the event’s 25th anniversary, the range of workshops on offer is being expanded yet again with new offerings that include bodywork repair and paintwork, augmented reality, truck competence, diagnostic techniques and digital communication. Every day from 11 to 15 September, trade visitors will have an opportunity to take part in a total of 15 workshops free of charge. Registration is now open online, and certificates of participation will be awarded.
REIFEN debuts in Frankfurt
The international tyre industry and the automotive aftermarket now have a new common denominator: Frankfurt. From 11 to 15 September 2018, REIFEN and Automechanika Frankfurt will be taking place simultaneously for the first time. It is a move that offers tremendous synergies for trade visitors, as the automotive services and tyre retail industries continue to grow closer together, creating new revenue models – especially for tyre retailers. The topics covered by the new trade fair duo include networking in the workshop, tyre storage and equipment, new tyre services, online tyre retail and tyres for electric vehicles.
New repair technologies at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018
Connectivity, charging robots, artificial intelligence – the Frankfurt Festhalle will be transformed into a hotspot for future trends at Automechanika. From 11 to 15 September 2018, companies will be showcasing their innovative products and solutions for the automotive aftermarket.
Automechanika: At home worldwide
With 16 events in 15 countries, Automechanika is the world's most successful B2B trade fair brand. The brand represents some 20,000 exhibitors and 600,000 trade visitors, and in 2018 two new shows are making their debuts in Riyadh and Atlanta. Furthermore, the biennial Automechanika Frankfurt event is taking place for the 25th time this year.
Record Automechanika in anniversary year with new trend theme Classic Cars
Messe Frankfurt can announce new record figures for the 25th edition of Automechanika from 11 to 15 September 2018 and the biggest ever number of Automechanika fairs worldwide. At a trade-press conference on 24 May 2018, the organisers described how Automechanika developed into the most successful trade-fair brand and provided insights into this year’s complementary programme of events.
New at Automechanika Frankfurt: the classic and vintage car business
Trade fair offers workshop visitors all they need for the classic car trade: parts, repair workshops, insurance and finance
Automechanika Frankfurt celebrates its 25th anniversary next year
Leading trade fair with many new themes and the highest level of registrations ever
Automechanika Frankfurt: Car Wash is moving into Hall 12
Car wash area expands with addition of vehicle care and reconditioning