B2B forum for automotive workshops, industry and trade

No matter which type of drive – innovation is the engine of the automotive sector. If you want to keep pace with the rapid developments in mobility and related services, a visit to an Automechanika trade fair is quite simply a must. Here is where professionals from automotive workshops, manufacturing industry and dealerships meet up – and where leading companies and creative start-ups present their ground­breaking innovations and discuss current challenges with industry experts.

Across the globe, Automechanika offers a platform for industry profession­als with the technical know-how to put tomorrow’s mobility on the road. What will cars look like in future when they arrive at workshops for servicing or repair? How can the classic workshop prepare for these developments? Stay tuned when it comes to the future of parts, accessories and workshop services. At each edition of Automechanika you’ll find answers to the ques­tions that the industry needs to ask itself. You’ll also meet first movers who are driving technological progress forward with their innovations.

Ernst Prost, CEO

“In spite of the march of digitisation, we continue to work in a ‘people business’, because personal inter­action leads to better ideas and allows decisions to be made more swiftly. Automechanika is a powerful concept for the aftermarket, and if it didn’t exist, we would have to invent it.”

Michael Söding, CEO
Automotive Aftermarket,
Schaeffler AG

“Bringing innovations and emotions together on the same stage – this is a feat that Automechanika accomplishes again and again. It’s no wonder that we’ve been taking advantage of this successful trade fair format for many decades now to showcase our prod­ucts and services at Automechanika events all around the globe.”

Olaf Henning, CEO
MAHLE Aftermarket

“The demands placed on workshops, dealers and parts manufacturers have greatly increased. To name but one example, over the past few decades, control units have gone from being practically non-existent to something found in al­most every car. And change is continuing. Yet there is one thing that is certain: The aftermarket is and will remain one of the most exciting industries there is.”

Helmut Ernst, Director
ZF Aftermarket

“Automechanika is a global brand for every facet of the automotive aftermar­ket. Anyone who knows the industry understands that an Automechanika event is the ideal place for presenting their products and services and for networking, no matter where in the world it is taking place.”

With 15 events in 14 countries, the largest B2B trade fair brand in the world

We are opening up the world’s growth markets for our exhibitors at more and more locations, while also enabling local compa­nies to forge contacts with industry leaders.

The individual Automechanika platforms are tailored to the needs of each region and have different areas of focus. Our portfolio includes trade fairs with a particularly international visitor profile (e. g. Frankfurt, Shanghai or Dubai), as well as events with a regional focus (e. g. Birmingham).

Altogether, around 20,000 exhibitors and 600,000 trade visitors as well as around 160 partners, supporters and associations support the world’s largest B2B trade fair brand. Take advantage of our global network to advance your business: Every Automechanika event is an innovation driver, trend barometer and intercultural meeting place for the automotive aftermarket.

For the latest information and dates of all 15 events, visit www.automechanika.com

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Supporting programme of know-how and networking events

Automechanika also offers an extensive and high-calibre conference programme with special shows, workshops and networking events. The Automechanika Innovation Awards and Automechanika Academy are just two examples of how real added value can be created for an international trade audience through ­inspiration and knowledge transfer.

Automechanika Innovation Awards

Messe Frankfurt has been presenting the Automechanika Innovation Awards for over 20 years in recognition of the innovative spirit on display at Automechanika. The internation­ally coveted award is presented by an indepen­dent jury of experts. Entries are judged on their innovative content, excellence of solution, func­tionality, aftermarket relevance, safety and quality as well as on their contribution to environmental protection, resource conservation and sustainability. There is a special show at Automechanika Frankfurt dedicated to show­casing the award winners.

Innovation Awards,
Automechanika Frankfurt

since 1998

Automechanika Academy

Whether you’re an automotive professional, student or teacher: you can gain practical knowledge and skills from Automechanika Academy events worldwide. Certified workshops, trainings and demonstrations provide career starters with an overview of the profes­sional development opportunities available in the automotive industry. Workshop employees and owners can also expand their know-how and find out about new technologies. Digital technology is an important current trend that is revolutionising diagnostics and repairs with tablet applications and data glasses.