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11 – 15 September 2018 Frankfurt am Main Tickets & Registration

Training and development

Automechanika Frankfurt has a wide range of free of charge education and training options offering both newcomers and automotive professionals hands-on experience.

Keep your eyes on the road!

The automotive industry never sleeps. Every day workshops are confronted by new challenges. For automotive professionals Automechanika Frankfurt is exactly where you need to be to stay on track. Inspiring lectures, seminars and training sessions are offered for free on every day of the trade fair.

For professionals: free of charge training

Karosserie Instandsetzung

Automechanika Frankfurt offers daily accredited training sessions which are free of charge after pre-registration. In 2018 there will be twelve sessions which have been put together with the help of high-profile partners and cover almost the whole damage repair process chain for a vehicle following an accident. Please allow about three hours per session which take place on all days of the fair at Galleria – the morning sessions are in German and the afternoon sessions in English.

In addition to the traditional bodywork repair and respraying, the workshops look at the latest technical developments and issues such as alternative drives (hybrid, electric and hydrogen powered vehicles), diagnostic technologies and assistance systems. Also discussed are damage assessment systems for cars and how these are used to calculate the repair costs and communicate them digitally to the insurer.

For newcomers: hands-on experience for a career in the automotive industry

Zwei junge Männer arbeiten an einem Schraubstock

Automechanika Frankfurt is unique in showing the widest range of automotive career options. No other trade fair offers you the same. In the Galleria between Halls 8 and 9 next generation professionals have the chance to get straight down to work on cars and put themselves to the test. Experts from leading companies and federations offering vocational training provide insights into the wide range of automotive career opportunities. Partners include amongst others the German Federation for Bodywork and Vehicle Technology (Zentralverband Karosserie- und Fahrzeugtechnik e.V. - ZKF), the Federation of the German Motor Vehicle Trade (Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe - ZDK) and the Federal Association of Color Design and preservation of structures (Bundesverband Farbe Gestaltung Bautenschutz - BFL)

For school classes

Automechanika Frankfurt is the ideal place to take a class trip. Joint registration enables school classes to benefit from free entry tickets, bus parking and packed lunches. Last time around 4,000 school children from a total of 100 secondary and vocational schools took the opportunity to visit Automechanika Frankfurt to learn about the automotive market.

Getting to grips with the car

With the initiative ‘automotive careers – make your way!’ the Federation of the German Motor Vehicle Trade (Zentralverband Deutsches Kraftfahrzeuggewerbe - ZDK) presents the job profiles of automotive mechatronics engineer and automotive sales representative, giving pupils and teachers that chance to put together a small electric motor themselves.

The German Federation for Bodywork and Vehicle Technology (Zentralverband Karosserie- und Fahrzeugtechnik - ZKF) presents the career of the bodywork and vehicle construction mechanic, with pupils having the opportunity to beat out their own decorative bowl from sheet metal and take it home with them.

The stand of the German Federal Working Group of Vehicle Spray Painters (Bundesfachgruppe Fahrzeuglackierer - BFL) in the German Federal Association for Paint, Design and Building Protection, will demonstrate the complete process of vehicle refinishing. Pupils can try out their skill in handling a paint spray gun and give themselves airbrush tattoos.

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.

Collision Damage Repair

Collision Damage Repair

Automechanika offers eleven free of charge workshops on collision damage repair – from damage assessment to paintwork and finish. Register online to receive a complimentary trade fair ticket.
Galleria, three-hour sessions

3d printing for newcomers

New: 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. Register online to receive a complimentary trade fair ticket.
12 September from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
13 September from 10 a.m. to noon.
Festhalle 2.0, Rotunde

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.

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