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.
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.
ACMA & Messe Frankfurt India announce first hybrid edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in 2021
A significant business event in the international automotive industry trade calendar, ACMA Automechanika New Delhi is all set to go hybrid from 2021. Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced that the 5th edition through its new dynamic digital model will allow automotive aftermarket players to take advantage of both physical interactions and virtual networking opportunities.
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur defers to 2022
With COVID-19 cases still being recorded in Malaysia , the organisers of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur defer the upcoming edition of the show initially planned for March 2021. The move to reschedule the fair to 15 – 17 March 2022 comes as a result of travel restrictions hampering both domestic and international attendance. Exhibitors, partners and supporting associations have backed the decision, and they look forward to the fair’s mixture of exhibition and events that promote automotive industry recovery.
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 demonstrates the workings of a hybrid event to unlock global automotive development
A few weeks on from wrapping up the 16th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2020, which took place from 2 to 5 December, organisers, exhibitors and visitors reflect upon the show’s efforts to reconnect the automotive ecosystem. Numerous parties across the global supply chain complimented its innovative hybrid format, which virtually transported players to the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai. Feedback from participants continued to convey strong optimism for a resilient bounceback in the market.
Automechanika Shanghai kicks off with German companies on board
Automechanika Shanghai is taking place as scheduled from 2 to 5 December – and German companies are part of the action. A total of 16 German companies are presenting their products and services at the event, with most participating in a German Pavilion. This will be the first time that Automechanika Shanghai is held as a hybrid event, combining a physical trade fair with a digital platform for visitors from outside China.
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 unites international and domestic markets
As the automotive industry transitions alongside the backdrop of COVID-19, Automechanika Shanghai navigates these new roads through its innovative hybrid event. The show commences from 2 to 5 December at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai), while players across the world will be able to tune in digitally from 30 November to 6 December. In sectors like Tomorrow’s Service & Mobility and highly-anticipated fringe events, first-time exhibitors, participants and industry experts are set to steer business development into the new year.
The first Automechanika talk: The impact of the coronavirus on the aftermarket
The new ‘Automechanika – Let’s talk business’ series of talks brings together key international players, associations and supporters from the automotive aftermarket to discuss pressing topics. The first talk took place on 30 October as a digital event on the topic of the coronavirus and its impact on the automotive aftermarket.
Automechanika is launching a new series of expert talks on alternative fuels: ‘Energy 4 Mobility’
Frankfurt am Main, 3 November 2020. Be it hydrogen, electricity, biofuels or synthetically produced fuels – the new ‘Energy 4 Mobility’ expert talk series being launched by the organisers of Automechanika focuses on the topic of which alternative fuels will be powering our vehicles in future. It all kicked off with an expert talk on 14 October featuring ‘E-fuels’. Some 30 participants got together at Nürburgring to share the latest findings and discuss the advantages and advantages of various synthetic fuels.
Automechanika expands its online programme for an international audience with a new talk series for industry and trade: ‘Let’s Talk Business’
Frankfurt am Main, 26 October 2020. A new English-language talk series is being launched under the Automechanika brand in late October: ‘Let’s Talk Business’. In the first talk on 30 October, leading international suppliers will be getting together to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on the automotive aftermarket.
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 introduces new digital platform
Automechanika Shanghai is tackling global sourcing needs for the automotive industry by launching AMS Live, a new integrated platform that looks beyond the geographical boundaries of onsite and online participation. The value-added service will be available from 30 November to 6 December 2020, which will run alongside the physical show itself. During the fair, on 2 to 5 December 2020, over 5,000 exhibitors will continue to display their latest products and services across 300,000 sqm of space in the National Exhibition and Convention Center, Shanghai.
Indian automotive aftermarket set to come face-to-face at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in April 2021
As the automotive sector gears up to get back on track with shifting consumer trends, the 2021 edition of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi will be the first meeting point for “face-to-face networking” to revive trade discussions. With a view to create a stronger business impact, Messe Frankfurt India together with Auto Component Manufacturers of India (ACMA) have announced that the 5th edition will take place from 22 – 25 April 2021.
‘Embrace digital opportunities or risk falling behind’ says automotive aftermarket industry panel
The automotive aftermarket has been urged to keep pace with change and embrace the opportunities brought about by digitalisation in the latest, free-to-attend session of the Automotive Aftermarket Webinar Series, ‘Digitalisation; Accelerating the recovery of the aftermarket brought to you by Automechanika.’
Automechanika Riyadh sets sights on Saudi Capital for 2021
Kingdom’s leading automotive aftermarket trade fair to return for 3rd edition next year following positive industry response in 2020.
Automechanika Buenos Aires rescheduled
Due to the reality imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers have postponed the region’s largest automotive exhibition until September 2022.
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 reveals online tools to navigate current trends and post-pandemic opportunities
With many Asian countries and regions showing strong signs of early market recovery from COVID-19, Automechanika Shanghai is stepping up its online resources to reconnect players in the automotive ecosystem. These channels will facilitate communication between exhibitors and visitors prior to the 16th edition of the show, as well as allow players to capture the latest global industry developments in response to a rapidly evolving business environment.
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2021: A trade fair S.E.T. for a twist
Full throttle ahead as Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2021 sparks a fresh outlook on the traditional automotive trade fair. From 18 to 20 March at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the event-oriented exhibition will uniquely combine all elements of ‘Sourcing, Entertainment and Training’ to offer a ‘S.E.T.’ of solutions for fairgoers to meet their participating objectives. An all-encompassing array of onsite activities and networking opportunities will help create a dialogue between players in the passenger vehicle, commercial vehicle, logistics and IoT sectors.
Automechanika Riyadh sets sights on Saudi Capital for 2021
Kingdom’s leading automotive aftermarket trade fair to return for 3rd edition next year following positive industry response in 2020
Automechanika to launch digital offensive in September: Online workshops and networking with a Who’s Who of the industry
Maintaining contact is more important now than ever – Automechanika is offering new digital networking opportunities for everyone who had been looking forward to coming to Frankfurt this September. Starting on 10 September, there will be a series of online training courses for workshops available at sneak-preview.automechanika-frankfurt.com. Visitors to the website will also find updated company profiles for exhibitors, while users of the new ‘Connect’ tool in the Automechanika app will be able to contact other automotive professionals directly.
Automechanika Dubai moves to June 2021
New dates announced for Middle East and Africa’s largest automotive service industry exhibition
Successful industry web seminar celebrates resurging aftermarket
The first of the Automotive Aftermarket Web seminar Series looking at how coronavirus has affected businesses throughout the aftermarket supply chain has proved to be a huge success, with hundreds of industry professionals ‘tuning in’.
Messe Frankfurt defers two of its trade fairs in Vietnam: Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City and Secutech Vietnam
As a result of flight restrictions impeding business travel to Vietnam, Messe Frankfurt New Era Business Media Ltd has announced the postponement of two of its trade fairs in the country. With a respective focus on automotive services and the safety and security industry, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City and Secutech Vietnam, originally scheduled to take place concurrently at the Saigon Convention and Exhibition Centre this summer from 20 – 22 August, will be rescheduled to 2021.
Automechanika Istanbul is postponed to 2021 calendar year
In 2019, Turkey’s Leading International Automotive Industry Fair hosted 1.397 exhibitors from 37 countries and 48.737 visitors from 130 countries breaking its own records once more. Unfortunately, our excitement had to be cut short for the 2020 year.
Strong industry support as Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2020 sets new show date
To safeguard both public health and business development throughout the automotive industry in the midst of the global COVID-19 outbreak, organisers of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City had announced in February to reschedule the 2020 show edition. After a careful assessment of the situation, the show will now take place from 20 to 22 August at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC). This Vietnam’s leading trade fair for the automotive service industry will heighten government incentives to speed up the localisation and growth of the domestic auto industry. The fair expects 360 local and overseas exhibitors showcasing the latest products, services and technologies.
New date: Automechanika Frankfurt to be held from 14 to 18 September 2021
Due to difficult conditions resulting from the corona pandemic and measures taken to stem its spread, including event bans and travel restrictions that are regularly being extended, Messe Frankfurt and its customers, partners and supporting associations have agreed to postpone the Automechanika Frankfurt event that was originally scheduled to take place from 8 to 12 September 2020.
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 creates channels for cross-sector collaboration
Automechanika Shanghai 2020 creates channels for cross-sector collaboration ‘Navigating a dynamic automotive ecosystem’ will be this year’s driving force behind the integration of resources across seven dedicated sectors and three specialised zones. From 2 to 5 December 2020, the fair is forecast to host 6,650 exhibitors, from all streams of the supply chain, throughout 366,000 sqm of space at the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai).
New Dates for INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City announced
Latin America’s most important event for the automotive aftermarket moved to September
Automechanika Dubai postponed to October 2020
Exhibitor, visitor safety and wellbeing highest priority for show organiser Messe Frankfurt Middle East amid Covid-19 pandemic
Automechanika Istanbul is postponed to 25-28 June 2020
In 2019, Turkey’s Leading International Automotive Industry Fair hosted 1.397 exhibitors from 37 countries and 48.737 visitors from 130 countries breaking its own records once more. Although 2020 edition was expected to break a new record again and there are no cases confirmed in Turkey, unfortunately in light of the recent unforeseeable developments concerning the increasing speed of virus spread, COVID-19 (Coronavirus) for which the World Health Organization classified as epidemic and its widespread to an unprecedent area in a great speed, taking into consideration the public health and as a result of liaising with the industry’s leading associations and the stakeholders of Automechanika Istanbul and corresponding the various requests received from attendees and exhibitors of the fair and in order to not result with any forfeiture of rights or aggrievement, Automechanika Istanbul fair which was initially projected to be held between the dates of 02-05 April 2020 is postponed to 25-28 June 2020.
IFEMA ends partnership with Automechanika
Spanish trade fair organiser IFEMA has withdrawn from its partnership with Messe Frankfurt. Motortec Madrid has been held as a licensed event under the Automechanika brand since 2011.
Automechanika: At home worldwide
With 15 events in 14 countries, Automechanika is the world’s most successful B2B trade fair brand. The brand represents some 20,000 exhibitors and 600,000 trade visitors. The newest addition to the international trade fair brand was, when Automechanika Astana in Kazakhstan opened its doors for the first time in March 2019.
Messe Frankfurt’s upcoming Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City and Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo to be rescheduled
Messe Frankfurt has announced that two of the company’s Mobility & Logistics fairs in Asia have been postponed in the wake of the recent Novel Coronavirus outbreak. The two events include Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City (AMHCMC) and the Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR), which were originally scheduled from 5 to 7 March 2020 in Ho Chi Minh City and 15 to 18 March 2020 in Beijing respectively.
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.
Participation skyrockets as the 15th edition of Automechanika Shanghai 2019 draws to a close
The 15th edition of Automechanika Shanghai, which took place from 3 to 6 December 2019, has recorded even more industry participation than ever before. 159,728 visitors connected with 6,590 exhibitors across the show floor. The show illustrated its automotive ecosystem through more vertical and horizontal integration in the entire value chain. During the four-day show, activities around the fairground brought exhibition themes, emerging products, services and technology, and rising trends to life.
Fringe programme at Automechanika Shanghai 2019 brings global automotive community closer together
Automechanika Shanghai embraces its future roadmap as it sets to become an automotive industry gathering for the wider community during the 15th edition. The fair will incorporate more research institutes, start-up companies, finance and investment firms, and training and development opportunities through its fringe programme and across the show floor. Over 6,500 exhibitors will be housed in the 360,000 sqm space of the National Exhibition and Convention Center (Shanghai) from 3 to 6 December.
On the big stage: The next round of the Automechanika Body & Paint Championships is on tap in Shanghai
Which Chinese painter will take the prize in Shanghai at the Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships? On 6 December 2019 a panel of experts will choose the next finalist for the grand finale in Frankfurt in 2020. Four candidates have already submitted their design concepts. Now, with the addition of paint manufacturers Yatupaint and BASF China/ R-M, the ranks of the competition's international sponsors have grown to eleven. First time on board: Carbon, specialist in collision repair concepts.
Body & Paint Championships in South Africa: Taking the ‘Big five’ to the finals
With a lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhinoceros on the hood, Etienne Dutoit is heading to the finals of the Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships in Frankfurt. On 21 September 2019, the painter was named the national winner by the jury in South Africa with a car hood displaying an impressive interpretation of the South African flag. Voting for the people’s choice award remains open until 2 October 2019.
Steady growth of exhibitors and visitors
MIMS Automechanika Moscow - the main business platform of the industry.
Automechanika Shanghai reveals its future roadmap at the 15th edition celebrations
Promotional activities rev up ahead of Automechanika Shanghai’s 15th edition. On 2 September, celebrations jumped into action at the Bellagio Shanghai. Over 180 industry leaders, organisers, long-time supporters, partners and media came together to reflect upon the show’s history and place in the market. The event also laid out the show’s future roadmap under the backdrop of development across the entire automotive industry, both in China and abroad.
Lots of interest from Africa in Automechanika Johannesburg and Futuroad Expo
There is unprecedented interest in Automechanika Johannesburg from other African countries this year. This follows the attendance at the first four roadshow meetings in Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Zambia and Kenya to promote the event, which takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September. More than 75% of the floorspace has been booked already.
Steady growth at Automechanika Dubai 2019 underlines successful conclusion of MEA’s foremost auto aftermarket trade fair
Three day event features 1,880 exhibitors from 63 countries, 32,414 visitors from 146 countries
Automechanika Shanghai 2019 embraces the evolving automotive ecosystem
Long-time supporters of Automechanika Shanghai eagerly await the 15th edition of the fair, and following another record breaking year, anticipation is higher than ever. The show stands as a dedicated platform for world-renowned industry leaders to connect at one of Asia’s most influential automotive trade fairs. This year, the show expands on the automotive ecosystem concept by not only covering the entire supply chain but also exposing more opportunities for research and development, insurance, investment, future technologies and more.
Automechanika Birmingham 2019 attracts highest ever visitor attendance
Automechanika Birmingham has drawn to a close with 12,145 automotive industry professionals visiting the hugely successful 2019 event.
Automechanika launches Body & Paint World Championships
Automechanika is holding the first international Body & Paint competition in the exhibition’s history in association with DeBeer Refinish, Octoral and SATA. Bodyshop professionals will be competing against one another at six Automechanika shows worldwide, from England to China. The national event winners will then travel to Frankfurt for the grand finale at Automechanika from 8 to 12 September 2020.
MOTORTEC AUTOMECHANIKA MADRID 2019 received over 60,000 professionals from the automotive aftermarket industry
Notable was the high attendance by Repair Shop professionals, which were over half of the visitors to the Trade Fair.
Automotive Industry has exceeded the targets with “Automechanika Istanbul” which is the World's 3rd Largest Fair!
Year’s Record Came from Automotive Industry!
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 reached new heights for ‘Sourcing, Training and Entertainment’
On 23 March, the 11th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 closed with roaring success. Participants throughout Asia flocked to the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) and took part in abundant automotive ‘Sourcing, Training and Entertainment’ opportunities. In fact, final figures reveal that visitor attendance at this year’s three-day show rose by 24 percent.
ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2019 steers the wheels towards shifting aftermarket dynamics
ACMA Automechanika New Delhi concluded on 17 February following four successful days of product unveilings, business dialogs, trend debates and quality networking. The event drew 515 exhibitors from 16 countries and 13,267 visitors from 42 countries – establishing its internationality once again.
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens with more opportunities for knowledge transfer, networking and entertainment
Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019 opens for its 11th edition in Malaysia. This leading automotive trade fair in the ASEAN region takes place from today until 23 March. Participants from around the world, including a number of new supporters, are set to descend upon the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Showing a 19 percent exhibitor increase, the fair houses 293 exhibitors across 9,710 sqm of space in five halls. The event also goes even further to accentuate its themes across every aspects of the show.
New zones spotlight rising trends at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 2019
The 11th edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will return from 21 to 23 March 2019 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC). Attendees will be able to explore the latest products, services and technologies from over 300 exhibitors across 9,710 sqm of space. The show will amplify the rising trends in connectivity, digitalisation and electrification through a host of new supporters, themed zones and fringe programme events.
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 replied to the local commercial and passenger vehicle sectors
Now in its third edition of the show, Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City continued to cement its position as one of the region’s leading trade fairs for the automotive service industry. The exhibition took place from 28 February to 2 March and shone a light on Vietnam’s dynamic service sector and many of the region’s automotive trends. Participants praised the fair’s extensive focus on the commercial vehicle sector, as well as the fun and informative fringe programme events that took place over the three-day show.
Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City opens for 2019 presenting the latest trends, expertise and automotive entertainment
Participants gear up for the 3rd edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019, a three-day show that will be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) from 28 February to 2 March. The show is hosting 359 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions throughout 10,200 sqm of exhibition space. Visitors will find comprehensive coverage of the entire automotive supply chain across the show floor, as well as through a variety of informative fringe programme events.
ACMA Automechanika New Delhi to give fillip to the Indian Aftermarket; estimated at INR 70,000 crore in 2018-19
The leading exhibition for auto components and automotive aftermarket in India, ACMA Automechanika New Delhi 2019, opens today showcasing new aftermarket developments. Industry leaders, genuine and innovative product displays and insightful seminars focussing on market opportunities and industry 4.0, all under one roof will keep the exhibitors and business visitors focussed on sourcing, networking and gaining knowledge.
Commercial and passenger vehicles spotlight at the Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City 2019 fringe programme
With the 2019 edition of Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City fast approaching, momentum towards the highly anticipated fringe programme’s new and exciting events continues to build. The programme provides essential opportunities for both visitors and exhibitors to enhance their industry knowledge and technical skills, grow business networks and explore the most up-to-date market trends.
ACMA Automechanika New Delhi sold out; brings aftermarket expertise from 16 countries
Market leaders such as Bosch, Delphi Automotive Systems, Elofic Industries Ltd, Mansons International, Minda Distribution and Services come together for the 4th edition of the show. Punjab signs up as an official State Partner for ACMA Automechanika Seminar.