Automechanika Frankfurt

Automotive Aftermarket Events

The international automotive aftermarket is one of the world’s most dynamic markets – and Automechanika is its most important platform. The trade fair for the supplier and services segment has been an incomparable success story since 1971. Today it is the leading trade fair brand, with 15 events worldwide at which a total of 21,000 exhibitors encounter 600,000 visitors – a B2B audience from industry, workshops and retail. 
All of our aftermarket events around the globe serve as central interfaces for suppliers and service partners, as well as multipliers and trade visitors, allowing market players to quickly recognise changes in the market and network with the global industry. This is where the future of mobility takes shape.

Four more Automechanika trade fairs in 2021

New start for the automotive aftermarket – this not only applies to Automechanika Frankfurt, but also to Automechanika trade fairs abroad. Four more shows will take place this year.

Event news

Automechanika Frankfurt

Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus: Live in Frankfurt & online

Following a forced, one-and-a-half-year break, from 14 to 16 September Messe Frankfurt was finally able to welcome exhibitors and trade visitors to two of its own events at its home venue. 388 exhibitors took part in the special Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus event in Hall 3 and the Hypermotion Frankfurt conference and trade fair in the Forum. Of these, 53 percent were present in person in Frankfurt, with the remainder participating online. Approx. 10,000 visitors from 70 countries followed the three-day trade fair programme live in Frankfurt and online.

The signing of the strategic partnership. From left to right on the front row: Mr Jason Cao, Assistant Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd; Mr Li Hong, Deputy Director of Tianjin Commission of Commerce; Mr Wang Yanhua, Deputy Director General of China Foreign Trade Centre, and Vice President of National Convention & Exhibition Center (Tianjin) Co Ltd.

Expanded exhibition business in Northern China

On 24 June 2021 the Tianjin Commission of Commerce, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings and the National Convention & Exhibition Center (Tianjin) announced the establishment of a new strategic alliance. Together, the partners plan to develop more international branded trade fairs and events organised at the National Convention & Exhibition Center (Tianjin). The Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) will be the first trade show organised by Messe Frankfurt held at this new fairground in 2022.

German participants are on the home stretch of the Automechanika Body & Paint competition

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 15 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.


AMR: More than 46,000 visitors at the fair in Beijing

The Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) closed its doors on 27 April 2021 at Beijing’s New China International Exhibition Centre after successfully presenting a meeting point for China’s vehicle maintenance and repair sector. At the fair 952 exhibitors presented their innovations on an exhibition space of 90,000 sqm. There was high praise towards AMR Online, the show’s latest service connecting domestic and international markets.


ACMA Automechanika New Delhi

ACMA Automechanika New Delhi: virtual matchmaking concept in 2021

The first-ever completely digital concept of ACMA Automechanika New Delhi has proved successful. The virtual edition of ACMA Automechanika enabled buyers to engage in proactive networking with major aftermarket players onboard. The 81 exhibitors listed 1,233 products. 2535 contacts were made and 12,046 messages exchanged.

Automechanika Buenos Aires

Automechanika Buenos Aires rescheduled

Due to the reality imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers have postponed the region’s largest automotive exhibition.

The event, originally scheduled for November 2020, will be held from September 14 to 17, 2022 at La Rural Trade Center.

Automechanika Dubai

New study: Dubai and Germany viewed as safest destinations to attend global exhibitions

A recent market survey of more than 4,000 professionals from 130 countries explored the impact of covid-19 on the global exhibitions industry. It covered a wide range of industry sectors from the auto aftermarket and commercial security to beauty and cosmetics, showing that 77 percent of respondents viewed Dubai and Germany (41 percent of respondents), as the safest destinations to attend exhibitions post covid-19.

Automechanika Dubai

Automechanika Dubai moves to December 2021

New dates have been announced for Automechanika Dubai, with the Middle East and Africa’s largest trade fair for the automotive service industry, now scheduled for 14 to 16 December 2021.
Automechanika Dubai will meanwhile continue to host its popular free to attend webinar series.

INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City

New dates for INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City

After extensive discussions with the automotive community and thoughtful consideration of the current environment in Mexico, organizers of INA PAACE Automechanika Mexico City have made the determination to postpone the 2020 edition. Originally slated for July and then moved to September, the show will now occur 1 to 3 December 2021 at Centro Citibanamex, Mexico City.

Automechanika Istanbul

Automechanika Istanbul postponed to 2021

Although in 2020 Automechanika Istanbul was again expected to set new records, it had to be postponed again due to the recent rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus. The fair which was initially projected to be held from 2 to 5 April 2020, will now take place from 18 to 21 November 2021.

MIMS Automechanika Moscow

New date for MIMS Automechanika Moscow

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictive measures taken by most of the world’s governments for the safety of their citizens, ITEMF Expo postpones MIMS Automechanika Moscow. The fair will now take place from 23 to 26 August 2021.

Automechanika HCMC

Messe Frankfurt defers Automechanika Ho Chi Minh City

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 to the new date  29 June – 1 July 2022.

Poster of Automechanika Frankfurt

Automechanika Birmingham is nominated for Best UK Trade Show

Automechanika Birmingham has been shortlisted for Best UK Trade Show and Best Trade Marketing campaign in the AEO excellence awards. The AEO excellence awards represent the best that the events industry has to offer and showcases the amazing achievements from within our industry. 

Etienne Du Toit , winner of Body & Paint World Championships Johannesburg

Taking the ‘Big five’ to the finals

Congratulations are due in South Africa, where Etienne Dutoit from Team Plascon impressed the panel at the international Body & Paint World Championships at Automechanika Johannesburg. With his elaborately designed car hood, the painter succeeded in telling a piece of South Africa's history. To do so, Dutoit used a variety of techniques and produced elaborate templates, devoting 135 hours to his creation.

Anthony Fryett, winner of Body & Paint World Championships Birmingham

Automechanika Body & Paint World Championships: The first finalist has been chosen!

Anthony Fryett of the UK impressed the panel of judges at Automechanika Birmingham with both his design idea and his painting skills – which he applied to a bonnet. He will be joined by five other national winners for the grand finale in Frankfurt in September 2020.  

Business Automechanika Johannesburg

New date Automechanika Johannesburg 2022

Automechanika Johannesburg is the largest business platform for the automotive sector on the African continent.
The 7thth edition, which was scheduled to take place in September 2021 will now take place from the 9 – 11 March 2022 at Nasrec Expo Centre with a new layout, accompanied by two other events taking place at the same time: Futuroad Expo Johannesburg and SCALEX Johannesburg.

Automotive Aftermarket Events worldwide

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