Automechanika Birmingham grows further

Biggest launch event since Frankfurt show

Published:  17 November, 2015

The first Automechanika to be held in the UK has already seen over 400 exhibitors sign up, making it the biggest launch outside of Frankfurt.

First planned in one hall, the event now spans three, taking over 21,000 sq mt of space at the NEC. The initial forecasted amounts of visitors and exhibitors have been doubled due to the massive interest in the event.

Simon Albert, Event Director for organiser Forest Exhibitions comments: "What is particularly pleasing to see is the broad support from both supply chain and aftermarket companies. Over 50% of our exhibitors are targeting the OEM, Tier 1 and Tier 2 business. Traditionally Automechanika serves the aftermarket, but because of the unique business climate in the UK, we have added the supply chain side of the business to our aftermarket offering, and this has been really well received."

A predicted 500 exhibitors will be in place for the June event. Michael Johannes, Brand manager of Automechanika draws a comparison: "In terms of Automechanika launches around the globe, Birmingham will have a bigger first year than Shanghai, Dubai and Istanbul. Only our big brother in Frankfurt had a bigger first year and this really demonstrates the demand from the industry for an encompassing event and that we have the right brand in Automechanika."

Almost all the big names in the industry are participating, from Schaeffler, Delphi, Denso, Valeo, 3M, TRW, ZF Friedrichshafen, NGK, Mann + Hummel, Robert Bosch, Tetrosyl and Yokohama as well as over 70 international exhibitors. National pavilions from Italy, Spain, China and Taiwan will show visitors companies looking to export to the UK.

Automechanika Birmingham will take place from 7-9 June 2016, in halls 9, 10 and 11 at the NEC Birmingham.

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