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Themes & Events at Automechanika

Automechanika Frankfurt has much to offer, from the new products of more than 4,800 exhibiting companies to technical lectures, networking events, training sessions, presentations, competitions and evening events.

Automechanika Academy

Automechanika Academy Publikum

Prominent experts from the automotive industry present current, sector-related themes

Mobility of the future, caravan exterior skin repair, alternative drives, connected mobility, virtual worlds in the automotive industry, operational profitability and much more - Automechanika Frankfurt offers a large and thematically wide-ranging lecture programme. A short lecture format allows around 50 prominent, international experts to speak on a wide range of exciting topics.

Participation in all Automechanika Academy lectures is free.

New at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018

REIFEN & Automechanika Keyvisuals

REIFEN as co-located show

REIFEN is a well-known trade fair, previously held in Essen, but which now for the first time will take place concurrently with Automechanika in Frankfurt. A perfect match, since more and more tire dealers offer automobile services, whilst automotive dealers are extending the range of tires they offer.

REIFEN: Hall 12.1

Karosseriearbeiten an einem Oldtimer

Classic Cars

Automechanika Frankfurt is the only trade fair to show the whole value adding chain for the business of vintage and classic cars. This includes parts and paint manufacturers, insurers, finance solution providers, start-ups and many more.

Location: Hall 12.1

Car Wash Impression

Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning

For the first time in the history of Automechanika Frankfurt the themes of car washing, care and reconditioning will be getting a roof over their head as they move from the outside exhibition area. The new home of Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning will be the new Hall 12.

Location: Hall 12.0

Exernal view on Hall 12

New hall on the trade fair site

Automechanika Frankfurt’s 25 anniversary show will see the new Hall 12 come on line. With a gross area of 33,600 square metres it is the biggest and most modern hall of the western part of the site. The new hall is home to the themes of Classic Cars, Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning in addition to REIFEN.

Education and training

For both today’s and tomorrow’s generation of automotive professionals Automechanika Frankfurt offers a wide range of information events, technical lectures, training sessions and accredited workshops throughout every day of the trade fair.

Lackreparatur auf der Automechanika

For today’s professionals

Working together with leading companies and associations, Automechanika Frankfurt organises accredited training sessions, such as in the field of dealing with collision damage claims and repair. With pre-registration participation is free.

Zwei junge Männer arbeiten an einem Schraubstock

For newcomers

If you are interested in a career in the automotive industry, then Automechanika Frankfurt is exactly the place for you. As the leading trade fair for the automotive aftermarket, Automechanika Frankfurt provides you with information about different career paths and invites you to get hands-on car experience. It is an ideal destination for a school class trip!

Highlights for workshops

‘Insider’ advantage package

‘Insider’ advantage package

As a professional in the automotive market you know the sector inside out! So, for you to enjoy an ‘insider’ visit to the trade fair that is as relaxed as it could possibly be, we have developed a comprehensive, stress-free package for workshop decision-makers.

Bull riding on Mechanic Games

Mechanic Games

Automechanika Frankfurt has gone up a gear in increasing the fun factor. The popular Mechanic Games are now to be held on every day of the show. Put your abilities to the test and win attractive prizes at games like bull riding, car racing, test your strength and piston lifting.

Collision Damage Repair

Collision Damage Repair

Automechanika offers eleven free of charge workshops on collision damage repair – from damage assessment to paintwork and finish.

3d printing for newcomers

3d printing for newcomers

The new seminar is aimed at visitors who consider additive manufacturing for their company and seek support. The seminar is free of charge.

Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility

Schematische Darstellung eines PKW mit Sensoren

At Automechanika the Festhalle will become a hotspot for innovation, with prominent manufacturers and suppliers presenting their solutions and products on the themes of digitalisation, alternative drives, autonomous driving and new mobility services.

Centre stage is the vision of the workshop of the future – in direct contrast to a traditional repair shop. Diagnostic and repair processes are seeing rapid change as new business models are revealed. Other highlights include the exhibition featuring the acclaimed: Automechanika Innovation Awards in addition to lectures and panel discussions held under the umbrella of the Automechanika Academy.

Start-ups: Mini-Pitches

Hypermotion Lab 2017

At Automechanika various start-ups present their innovative ideas for topics such as tyres (REIFEN), Classic Cars, Car Wash and Tomorrow’s Service and Mobility. Young companies are digital natives and quite often quicker and more pragmatic than well-established businesses. Industry key players value those skills and work closely with start-ups. At Automechanika entrepreneurs present their ideas in mini pitches and connect with potential partners.

Halle 12.0
Car Wash (12 and 13 September 2018)

Halle 12.1
Classic Cars (12 September 2018)
REIFEN (13 September 2018)

Tomorrow’s Service and Mobility (13 September 2018)

German Sound Quality Finals

EMMA Sound Meisterschaft

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. The fourth CarMediaWorld at Automechanika will be featuring high fidelity sound systems, intelligent networking and digitisation in vehicles. Specialists and their automotive customers will encounter a tremendous variety of audio equipment, versatile products and system solutions in as many as 70 vehicles that are intended especially for cars that are already travelling our roads.  

15 September 2018 from 9 hrs, Agora


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