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’.
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.
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.
Messe Frankfurt reschedules CAPAS 2022 and Auto Maintenance & Repair Expo 2022
In view of the evolving pandemic situation in China, the Government has escalated a number of COVID-19 prevention and control measures. To align with these efforts, Messe Frankfurt is rescheduling two of its Mobility & Logistics fairs in the country. CAPAS Chengdu will move to 18 – 20 August 2022, instead of the original timeslot (19 – 21 May 2022). In addition, the Auto Maintenance and Repair Expo (AMR) will be held in Tianjin from 23 – 26 March 2023 (in place of 27 – 30 May 2022).
The long wait is soon to be over: Motobike Istanbul 2022 is on April 21-24 in Istanbul Expo Center!
After more than 2 years without an exhibition for the motorbike and bicycle community, the leading international motorbike, bicycle and accessories exhibition in the region, Motobike Istanbul will be held in Istanbul Expo Center on April 21-24, 2022. The newest models of the world’s most important motorbike and bicycle brands, parts and systems, accessories and equipment will be displayed along with a full schedule of themes and events to create an unforgettable experience for all visitors during Motobike Istanbul 2022, sponsored by Motul Turkey.
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.
Automechanika Frankfurt is looking for the smartest driver – join the FIA Smart Driving Challenge Subevent
Automechanika Frankfurt is launching the FIA Smart Driving Challenge Subevent together with the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Swedish AI and insurtech company Greater Than. The international challenge will take place in the run-up to the fair that will take place from 13-17 September 2022 and aims to engage exhibitors and visitors of the show in adopting the safest and most sustainable driving behaviour possible. The winner will be honoured at Automechanika Frankfurt.
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
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.
Tianjin Commission of Commerce, Messe Frankfurt and the National Convention & Exhibition Center (Tianjin) form a strategic agreement to expand exhibition business in Northern China
On 24 June 2021 at the National Convention & Exhibition Center (Tianjin), the Tianjin Commission of Commerce, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings and the National Convention & Exhibition Center (Tianjin) announced the establishment of a new strategic alliance. The cooperation marks a new chapter for exhibition business in Northern China based on the guidance and support of the Tianjin Commission of Commerce, and the global network and exhibition resources of Messe Frankfurt. 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 and modern fairground in 2022.
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.
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.
Driving Europe’s sustainable mobility with low-carbon liquid fuels – leading experts discuss the need for a long-term European strategy on low-carbon liquid fuels
Brussels, 17 March 2021. Messe Frankfurt held the second edition of its “Energy4Mobility Expert Talk” series, in cooperation with the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, on 15 March 2021. On this occasion, policy, industry and research representatives shared their views on the question: “Should the EU launch a Low Carbon Liquid Fuels Strategy?” The speakers agreed that a long-term strategy for low-carbon liquid fuels is needed at EU level to design the required policy framework and unlock the full potential of these types of fuels to support the EU’s climate neutrality ambitions.
Automechanika is launching a new series of expert talks on alternative fuels: ‘Energy 4 Mobility’
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.