Start signal for Automechanika Frankfurt 2024: secure early-booking discount now
Automechanika Frankfurt is already in the starting blocks for the next edition in September 2024: companies can register now; the early-booking price applies until 3 July. The fair organisers are starting with new key topics and have restructured the range of products and services to highlight current developments and trends.
Industry leaders head to Shenzhen as doors open for the special edition of Automechanika Shanghai
With the opening up of China, there is an air of anticipation at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center as the final preparations are being put in place for Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition. From tomorrow until 18 February 2023, the trade fair, assembling 3,302 exhibitors across 220,000 sqm, will meet the industry’s call for in-person business encounters between Chinese and overseas companies.
Participants at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023 tap into the up rise of digitalisation and electrification
In 2022, new vehicle sales in Malaysia climbed to 720,658 , exceeding pre-pandemic levels. Incentives aim to keep the momentum up with the Government also prioritising the electric vehicle (EV) market. The sector has been deemed a catalyst of development, which Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will reflect by leveraging themes in dedicated zones during events. Today’s launch rings in the show’s return to the Malaysian market from 16 to 18 March at the Kuala Lumpur and Convention Centre.
Discover future topics of the automotive aftermarket at the upcoming Automechanika trade fairs
This year, a total of ten Automechanika trade fairs will be held around the globe. The focus is on sustainability and the transformation of the automotive aftermarket. This transformation is also underlined by the new artistic motifs by photo artist Rafael Neff at the beginning of the year.
Four times high for automotive pioneers
In August/September of 2023, the automotive industry in South Africa will experience a compact schedule of highly focused events over a time span of two weeks, covering four industry verticals.
Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition puts technological innovation at centre stage
Enthusiasm for Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition continues to climb as travel restrictions in and around China subside. The opening up waves in a rejuvenated outlook of the global supply chain. In accord, 3,500 exhibitors offer a first-hand gateway into the market by pulling in resources that amplify home-grown inventions and overseas capabilities in production and aftermarket solutions. To prepare for strong collaborative opportunities in the year ahead, the 17th edition will take place at the centre of China’s innovation capital in the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center, from 15 to 18 February 2023.
Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition rescheduled from 15 to 18 February 2023
The conditions for a large-scale industry gathering are developing as an outcome of changes to public health measures from the Chinese Government. Therefore, in recognition of supporting the call for in-person business encounters, the organisers of Automechanika Shanghai have secured a new timeslot from 15 to 18 February 2023 at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center.
Painters assemble: The UK & Ireland National Paint Champion to be crowned at Automechanika Birmingham
Automechanika Birmingham has revealed that it will host the UK and Ireland National Paint Championships, with the winner being announced in a live ceremony at the show on 7th June 2023.
Automechanika Shanghai 2022 postponed
The Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition organisers will put the show, originally scheduled from 20 to 23 December 2022, on pause while prevention measures related to the pandemic consolidate across the country. The decision comes in view of securing stronger onsite participation in order to generate more valuable experiences for exhibitors and visitors alike. New arrangements for the 17th edition will be announced in due course.
Automechanika Shanghai – Shenzhen Edition listens to perspectives about green repair and talent management
The transition to electric vehicles (EVs) makes for one of the most exciting times in the automotive industry. While EV ownership continues to surge, demands for related after-sales services are soaring but far exceeding the supply and capacity of existing stores. For a deeper understanding, EIC Workshop by Coppola and Sheffield Tools reveal how they are building up talent to satisfy needs in the evolving Chinese aftermarket. These companies will feature at Automechanika Shanghai from 20 to 23 December at the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center.
The return of Automechanika Buenos Aires: a true reunion party for the sector
For four days, the leading international trade fair for the spare parts and automotive industry brought together supply and demand at La Rural Trade Center, receiving more than 22,671 visitors from 33 countries in its 25,000 sqm of exhibition space.
Malaysia’s transforming automotive industry represented by new themes at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023
Transformation is circulating Malaysia’s automotive market ahead of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023. From both policy-driven and private sector initiatives, the country has ambitious plans to establish more influence on an international level. Between 16 and 18 March at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, players can explore a gathering of opportunities from the upswing of electrification and digitalisation gaining ground in the supply chain.
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!
Shenzhen to host Automechanika Shanghai 2022
The 17th edition of Automechanika Shanghai will move to the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center from 20 to 23 December 2022 as a special arrangement. The relocation provides participants with more flexibility in their planning and will allow the fair to meet the industry’s expectations for in-person trade and business encounters.
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 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’.
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2023 magnifies opportunities following the return of trade and mobility
In 2022, Malaysia estimates a 6.3 percent growth in GDP owing to a stronger business and consumer environment from the resumption of international and domestic travel. The automotive industry, in particular, is set to play a key role in this forecast, with supportive government policies spurring market demand and capturing global market trends. For example, Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will spotlight how manufacturing, electrification, connectivity and services are transforming the Malaysian automotive industry. The show will take place from 16 to 18 March 2023 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
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.
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2022 closed with strong international support across the automotive supply chain
After a two-year hiatus, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City returned as one of Vietnam’s most resilient automotive industry events. The exhibition took place from 29 June to 1 July 2022 with bolstered online services through V-Connect that successfully connected the wider global community. The show brought 173 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions together that were looking to form business partnerships with 10,112 visitors from 42 countries and regions. Praise also extended to the show’s unique range of events that vibrantly captured opportunities in the local market and offered vital educational touchpoints for aftermarket service providers.
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2022 opens tomorrow as Vietnam’s first international automotive trade fair of the year
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City opens tomorrow until 1 July at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center. As the first international automotive trade fair to take place in the domestic market this year, an eager response from registered participants highlights a strong desire to explore the emerging regional automotive hub. The fair will host 173 exhibitors from 21 countries and regions via a combination of 10,000 sqms at the physical exhibition and V-connect, the show’s digital platform.
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.
Vietnam fully reopens international borders; Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2022 ramps up business exchange and engagement
With Vietnam’s plan to reopen the borders coming into fruition, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City will be one of the country’s first large-scale automotive trade fairs this year. As anticipation grows for the show’s return to the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) from 29 June to 1 July 2022, the organisers will plan an array of onsite fringe events and continue releasing valuable online content. The objective is to immerse the community and maintain market momentum for the local and international automotive industry.
ACMA Automechanika New Delhi shifts exhibition cycle and announces dates for 2024
Keeping the interests of the industry at the forefront, Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced a shift in the exhibition cycle for their leading aftermarket exhibition ACMA Automechanika New Delhi. The change signifies the move of the Indian edition from odd years to even years, with its first post-pandemic physical edition scheduled from 1 – 3 February 2024 at Pragati Maidan New Delhi.
Automechanika Dubai 2021 comes to successful end attracting 20,574 visitors from 129 countries
New awards programme and bustling exhibition halls the order of the week at Middle East’s largest auto aftermarket trade fair
H.E Mattar Al Tayer opens 18th edition of Automechanika Dubai
H.E Mattar Al Tayer opens 18th edition of Automechanika Dubai
Auto part optimism as Dubai Customs reports 32.8% YoY rise in general trade during H1
Figures released at Automechanika Dubai highlight emirate’s robust pandemic recovery Auto parts contribution to emirate’s H1 trade flows widely welcomed at automotive aftermarket event, which is industry’s first in-person gathering since 2019
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur defers until 2023
Throughout the year, Messe Frankfurt, the organiser of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, has closely monitored Malaysia’s COVID-19 situation and the viability of domestic and overseas participation. While the country still reports daily cases, various levels of the Movement Control Order (MCO) also affect travel in and around the country. In this regard, the company has maintained close communications with the local auto community, exhibitors, partners and supporting organisations. Following their consultation, each party has agreed to the new show date of 16 to 18 March 2023.
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.
Automechanika Shanghai announces new show dates: 1 to 4 December 2022
Players throughout the global automotive ecosystem can look forward to the 17th edition of Automechanika Shanghai returning on 1 to 4 December 2022 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). The show was initially put on hold in a swift response to the country’s efforts on containing the spread of emerging COVID-19 cases. Nonetheless, the fair offered several value-added services to support players across the value chain during the interim period.
Online services from Automechanika Shanghai will support business exchange during the original 2021 show dates
As one of Asia’s final events in the automotive trade fair calendar, Automechanika Shanghai will lean upon a number of value-added services to support industry development. AMS Live will remain open from 24 to 27 November with full business functions for buyers to connect with 2,900 current exhibitors. A condensed fringe programme will also offer players vital knowledge sharing opportunities to learn about the latest market trends and developments.
Automechanika Shanghai 2021 changes its show dates
Automechanika Shanghai, set to take place from 24 to 27 November 2021, pushes back its show dates due to a recent onset of COVID-19 cases in various provinces and cities in the country. A new date for one of Asia’s most influential automotive trade fairs will be announced in due course.
Automechanika Shanghai 2021 announces onsite-to-online touchpoints that support knowledge sharing and networking
Automechanika Shanghai continues to address the demand for knowledge sharing and network building that industry professionals crave. Players can access valuable online content in the lead up to the physical show, offering a sneak peek into the global automotive trends discussed during onsite events on 24 to 27 November 2021 at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai). The show reinforces its network building capabilities by introducing upgraded functions on AMS Live and personalising the business matchmaking experience through Match Up.
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2022 bonds the auto community with extensive all-year-round networking services
As the Vietnamese Government works to raise the international profile of the local automotive industry, there has become a growing demand for open channels of communication amongst local and overseas players, especially in the past two years due to restricted market movement. Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2022 supports this industry development through activities that seamlessly bond a wider auto community before, during and after the show. These include value-added in-person and online offerings like the revamped business matching service (Match Up), pre-show events and a series of business and networking fringe events.
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2022 redefines the matchmaking experience to reconnect the automotive community
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur is acclimatising to a new age of trade fair experiences with its S.E.T. (Sourcing, Training and Entertainment) of upgraded activities. The show’s reconfigured business matching service, Match Up, brings together optimised processes, people and expertise to stimulate market growth in the international automotive community. This all-year-round networking service helps link up potential partners and allows participants to explore the local and overseas auto service industry. Players can already start capitalising on the fair’s extensive global industry resources leading up to the physical show on 15 to 17 March 2022 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC).
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.
MIMS Automechanika Moscow: The exposition is 99% ready
The largest Russian suppliers and manufacturers of auto parts, components and auto accessories at the exhibition on August 23-26. Despite all restrictions for international travel, foreign companies will take part at the exhibition. Car services will be main topic in 2021 at AGORA. IMAF 2021 - 12th International Moscow Automotive Forum. New topics for business discussions at the AGORA
Automechanika Birmingham announces new date
Automechanika Birmingham has announced that it will be postponing its established UK event to June 2023, maintaining its alternation with Automechanika Frankfurt, which recently moved in its full form to September 2022 due to ongoing international travel restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic.
German participants are on the home stretch of the Automechanika Body & Paint competition
German body and paintwork professionals are competing to reach the finals of the first international Body & Paint World Championships at Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus 2021. On 14 September in Frankfurt, an expert jury consisting of renowned trade journalists, designers and industry insiders will select Germany’s winner. More than ten participants are at the start.
ACMA Automechanika New Delhi makes a successful virtual debut with more than 1,200 auto component products on display
With 81 exhibitors on board showcasing 1,233 products, including a range of product demonstrations and knowledge sessions the launch edition of ACMA Automechanika virtual ends on a high note attracting 2,407 active attendees through its B2B matchmaking platform.
Let’s talk business: Web talk focused on alternative fuels
The second talk in Messe Frankfurt’s new ‘Let’s talk business’ series welcomed key international players and associations to discuss alternative fuels. The digital talk took place on 14 April and dealt with the question of which mix of alternative fuels we will need to reach the EU’s climate targets.
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021 defers to yield more promising exhibition results
Prolonged global travel restrictions continue to hamper the entry of non-residential visitors into Vietnam. As an international meeting point for players in the local automotive community, the limitations of face-to-face business exchange have led to actions deferring Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2021. Originally scheduled for 30 June – 2 July, the show is now set to take place from 29 June – 1 July 2022. Stakeholders agree that an effective industry gathering would only be possible once travel restrictions ease, and they look forward to a series of pre-show events that maintain momentum in the market.
ADAS systems: New technologies and road safety
Messe Frankfurt Italia promoted the series of digital meetings "MFInTalk - road to Automechanika" offering training, dialogue and insights to keep in touch with the Italian aftermarket community in this situation
ACMA Automechanika New Delhi moves to a virtual b2b matchmaking concept in 2021
Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced that the fifth edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi has been moved to an all-virtual concept. Focused on product showcases and sourcing interests, the organisers will host the industry at its virtual B2B matchmaking platform from 22 – 23 April 2021.
New Dates and Location Announced for INA PAACE Automechanika
The largest automotive aftermarket event in Mexico and Central America has announced new dates and location for the 2021 event. Originally slated for July 21 – 23 in Mexico City, INA PAACE Automechanika will now be moving this edition to San Luis Potosí, December 1 – 3.
Automechanika Istanbul 2021 is postponed! New Dates: 18-21 November 2021
Due to current worldwide conditions derived from COVID-19 pandemic, ongoing international travel restrictions and after an evaluation process together with our industry partners, associations and exhibitors, Automechanika Istanbul management team decided to postpone Automechanika Istanbul which was scheduled to be held between 8-11 April 2021. The new dates of Automechanika Istanbul 2021 is scheduled for 18-21 November 2021.
Automechanika Birmingham: Automechanika’s auto:resource platform successfully connects automotive aftermarket
Since launching in December 2020, auto:resource has gone from strength to strength with 9,000 unique users and close to 100 suppliers from across the aftermarket industry signing up, including key OEMs and brands such as BM Catalysts, Bilstein, Continental, , Denso, Delphi, Hella, NGK, Sealey, Valeo, WD40,and ZF.