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11 – 15 September 2018 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

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.

25th anniversary of Automechanika Frankfurt

25th anniversary of Automechanika Frankfurt Logo

From 11 to 15 September 2018 Automechanika Frankfurt will celebrate its 25th anniversary. Since 1971 the trade fair has been the place where industry, dealers and workshops meet. For its 25th anniversary the organisers of Automechanika are bringing out an anniversary magazine providing insights into the history of the trade fair, from its beginnings through the first Automechanika events overseas to becoming the leading trade fair brand worldwide with 17 events in 15 countries.

New at Automechanika Frankfurt

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 Talk Lecture

Collision Talk

What drives the collision claim market? New requirements continue to put the sector under pressure. Collision Talk at Automechanika confronts leading decision-makers with the challenges facing workshops.

Automechanika Innovation Award

View on the Innovation Award Area

Innovations are at home at Automechanika Frankfurt. An independent jury of renowned experts awards especially forward-thinking products and solutions with the Automechanika Innovation Award. The award is presented in eight categories during the opening ceremony of the trade fair. The prize-winners’ innovations are all on display at the Festhalle Frankfurt.

The entries are being evaluated in accordance with the criteria of innovative content, economic efficiency, user benefit, aftermarket relevance, safety and quality as well as sustainability and their contribution to environmental protection.

Please note: Applying for the 2018 awards will soon be possible here.

Winner of the Innovation Award 2016

Robert Bosch GmbH mit M Li-ion motorcycle battery (12 V starter battery LTX12-BS)

Category Parts & Components:

Robert Bosch GmbH with M Li-ion motorcycle battery (12 V starter battery LTX12-BS)

Ultra-light motorcycle battery with lithium-ion technology: 4 times the service life and significantly higher deep-cycle resistance than comparable lead-acid batteries; reliable performance even at high temperatures; no acid and leak-proof.


Category Electronics & Systems:


PORTECTOR prevents vehicle theft without the key, stopping any unauthorised communication with vehicle systems through the On Board Diagnostic (OBD) port.

Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH with WinterContact TS 850 P with “Taraxagum”™ dandelion rubber

Category Accessories & Customizing:

Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH with WinterContact TS 850 P with “Taraxagum”™ dandelion rubber

The tread pattern is completely made from Taraxagum rubber, derived from the roots of Russian dandelions, developed by Continental and several partners.

NCEM® (NTK Compact Emission Meter)

Category Repair & Diagnostics:

NGK Spark Plug Europe GmbH with NCEM® (NTK Compact Emission Meter)

Extremely compact and lightweight multi-gas meter, recording data via USB memory. It supports engine/vehicle test facilities & real driving emission tests.


Category Repair & Maintenance:

Corghi S.p.A. with UNIFORMITY

First diagnostic tyre changer. It measures rim and tyre defects, tells the tyre specialist step by step how to mount radially the tyre on the rim and resolves the vibration problems generated by geometry and uniformity issues.

AVL DiTEST Smart Service 4.0

Category Management & Digital Solutions:

AVL DiTEST GmbH mit AVL DiTEST Smart Service 4.0

Developments in the area of device networking are redefining what we understand by service. The analysis of device information makes it possible to eliminate problems before they arise.

MultiFlex side brush

Category Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning:

WashTec Cleaning Technology GmbH with MultiFlex side brush

The MultiFlex side brush pivots backwards along the lengthways axis when washing the rear of the vehicle. It presses itself flexibly onto the slanting side, which it washes with maximum vehicle contact – under the rear spoiler, into the bumper recess and around the roof pillar.

VALEO with Valeo SCALA™ laser scanner

Category OE Products & Services:

VALEO with Valeo SCALA™ laser scanner

Valeo SCALA™ is the first laser scanner for the automotive volume production. The technology is a key enabler for automated driving thanks to a combination of large detection range, wide field of view and accuracy.

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.


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