22 May 2024
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UK Garage and Bodyshop Event reveals showstopping exhibitor product launches and highlights

With just days to go until the highly anticipated UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2024 returns to the NEC, Birmingham on June 5-6, organisers have revealed a whole host of exciting product launches and updates from exhibitors.

More than 15 new product unveilings from exhibitors have been preannounced, with many more launches to come at the show. Standout features include BM Catalysts’ introduction of a dedicated garage campaign featuring two innovative online platforms designed to empower technicians to learn and earn.

Additionally, garage management system provider TechMan will mark its tenth anniversary by revealing the latest integrations in its system, designed to revolutionise and modernise daily operations for garages and workshops.

Other highlights include, Niterra, who will debut its newly launched exhaust pressure sensor family of products from the NTK portfolio, offering three distinct sensor measurements crucial for gathering emissions data for the ECU. Plus, TUNAP will unveil the 998 Pollen Filter Box Cleaner and Specialist tool, enhancing its airco well cleaning system range.

Garage Hive will be demonstrating its brand-new Garage Hive Copilot feature, built around AI (artificial intelligence), as the garage management system company looks to embrace future technologies.

Innovative

AP Auto, newly appointed as the UK and Ireland distributor for Denso’s CTR air-conditioning service machines, will showcase the Kristal Base and Kheos Plus models, providing attendees with a firsthand look at these innovative offerings. Furthermore, On Board Defence Ltd. will introduce WheelArm, a revolutionary wheel stowing system designed to enhance safety and efficiency in garage, workshop, or bodyshop environments.

Castrol will launch three exciting products at the event, including FoxRadar for remote oil level monitoring, the Castrol Workshop Hub for streamlined workwear ordering, and Aprimo, a comprehensive platform for accessing Castrol’s digital marketing materials.

Sykes-Pickavant will display four new products at the show including its new Gen 4 ATF Machine, new coolant exchange machine, latest range of ‘Pro Brake Bleeders’ and new heavy duty induction heaters. Plus, the Bilstein Group will highlight its latest range expansion across drive shafts, starters and alternators, and brake calipers.

Moreover, Oetiker’s new range of Hose Clamp Assortment kits, known as the Expertainer kits, will be on display, alongside Launch Tech UK’s latest EV diagnostic devices developed to meet the future needs of the industry.

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event offers a one-of-a-kind national event – with free parking and breakfast provided for garage and workshop professionals to access dynamic training, cutting-edge technologies and essential tools for their trade.

Insights

Alex Jones, marketing director at Messe Frankfurt, organisers of UK Garage and Bodyshop Event comments: “We’ve got lots of product launches already revealed from exhibitors but are expecting plenty more at the show.

“With so many challenges and changes happing in the industry, our event offers visitors a condensed yet comprehensive learning experience. In just a few days, attendees can gain more insights and exposure to the latest news, products, technology and training that would typically take months to acquire in the workplace. They’ll also be able to benefit from significant savings and access to over 180 key industry suppliers.”

Visitors can register for a free ticket here – there are limited complimentary tickets remaining for the event, which is set to return for its second edition at the NEC in Birmingham on 5 and 6 June 2024.