Automechanika Frankfurt

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Event Update

The next edition of Automechanika Frankfurt is already confirmed for September 13th – September 17th, 2022. Even better, now, organisers promise a return to its normal size and format. The event will be held at Messe Frankfurt amidst strict COVID-19 health and safety protocols. This includes presenting health certificates, wearing masks, and social distancing. Attendants will be asked to present papers such as negative test results before admission. They also need to wear face masks in indoor areas like the exhibition halls. Attendees will furthermore need to uphold a social distance of 2 metres in locations like the conference rooms. Because of the travel restrictions, they need to present their 3G documents upon arrival in country.

A Brief Overview of Automechanika Frankfurt

When it comes to innovations and creative solutions in the automotive aftermarket and industry, you can’t do any better than Automechanika Frankfurt. The international trade fair commands attention and economic power over major markets worldwide to the point it’s spun off to several satellite events in places like Russia, Spain, Turkey and Dubai. It also happens to be a worthwhile procurement platform for those interested in high-quality products.

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Why Your Visit Is Worth It

As a B2B trade fair, Automechanika Frankfurt is considered to be one of the biggest and richest than any other dedicated to the automotive aftermarket in the world. You’re in the perfect place to establish contact with high-ranking decision makers and generate first-class sales leads. Here’s a breakdown of attendance for the last edition before the beginning of the pandemic:

  • 4,843 international exhibitors from 76 countries showcased their products;
  • 132,944 trade visitors made the trip for the last edition;
  • 80,168 of these arrived from 170 countries;
  • 288,100 square metres were dedicated for exhibition space;

Automechanika Frankfurt is a recognized brand with 13 shows in 13 countries.

Industry Relevance

Automechanika Frankfurt dates back to 1971 and is hosted every two years at Messe Frankfurt. What contributes to the trade fair’s longevity is its format that completely tracks the full process chain – visitors have the opportunity to survey finished products, parts and point-of-sales right down to recycling and disposal. The product portfolio features automotive electronics, body repair, chassis, tank systems, tire assembly, repair equipment, corrosion protection, lubricants, vehicle parts and wheels. Honestly, Automechanika Frankfurt is a one-stop shop for many major buyers in the territory of Europe. The demand has been so high that the Automechanika brand has reached all corners of the world with sister events in South Africa, Mexico, Argentina, Turkey, Dubai, the UK, China, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Kazakhstan and Saudi Arabia. 

Who Are You Going to Meet?

Because Automechanika Frankfurt has such a wide scope and has been one of the most reputable live events, it’s no wonder to expect some heavyweight exhibitors to rent out booths. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet up with Volkswagen Classic Parts, BASF Coatings, SKANDIX, Hoffmann Speedster parts, BBE Automotive, ISTOBAL, Retromotion and many more. In terms of visitors, the diversity is staggering and encompasses the entire hierarchy. There are trainees and apprentices along with business owners right up to big decision makers such as CEOs and managing directors. In terms of sectors, visitors represent dealerships, service providers, manufacturers, workshops, and garages.

Additional Value of Attending 

We also can’t ignore the dedication to innovation and further education. Visitors can register for three-hour-long workshops on a variety of skill sets that are completely free. The support program also features several award ceremonies and something fun for everyone.

Among all the events perhaps one of the most interesting is the Innovation4Mobility special show. Think of it as a show within a show that focuses on electromobility, hydrogen, alternative fuels, software and operating systems, digitalisation and autonomous driving. The Innovation4Mobility show will feature new product presentations and include a start-up area, where new companies can present themselves to the best of their ability in hopes to gain backing and support from investors.

Of course, Automechanika Academy has invited experts to dive deeper into these technologies and the potential they bring. The lectures, talks and discussions cover the full spectrum of trends. Sustainability also deserves attention and organisers are quite happy to announce the second ever ‘Remanufacturing Day’. Organisers team up with Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) for a packed programme discussing circular economy strategies and remanufacturing. The Science Lab area serves as an extension of the Academy, where colleges and universities take the time to present their research projects on the mobility of the future. 

Lastly, Innovation4Mobility has a dedicated networking lounge. This is a quiet, comfortable space made specifically for people involved in this special show. After a lecture, you can continue the conversation here and expand your professional network. 

The Outlook for 2022 

Automechanika Frankfurt prepares to open its doors in person for the first time since the pandemic started with major additions to its format. Automechanika Frankfurt Digital earned praise and had a positive impact during the months it wasn’t possible to meet face to face. Organisers are keeping the digital platform open and running for visitors and exhibitors, and all programming will also be livestreamed on the platform and then be available after the physical event wraps up. 

Automechanika Frankfurt announced in April it’s joined the ‘Talents4AA’ association, whose big goal is to search, educate and recruit new talent. The lack of trained specialists has been felt in so many industries and the automotive aftermarket is no exception. What Automechanika Frankfurt plans on doing is to raise awareness about new horizons opened by digitalisation, electrification and connectivity. The trade fair will host practical workshops in both English and German, as well as a special programme aimed at schools. Students and the recently graduated can explore varieties of career options by looking at training professions. 

Automechanika Frankfurt also partners with the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA) and the Swedish AI and insurtech company Greater Than on a brand new challenge, where you can win exciting prizes. The FIA Smart Driving Challenge is a series of driving challenges set for the months before Automechanika Frankfurt. Drivers have to prove just how good they are behind the wheel. The initiative’s goal is to promote safe, sustainable driving. The winner will receive their award at the trade fair. 

Past editions

Automechanika Frankfurt 2021

14.09.2021 - 16.09.2021

Automechanika Frankfurt

388

Exhibitors

c.10000

Visitors

70

Nations attended

21000

Live stream views

1600

Video Calls

Cancelled because of COVID 19

4,942

Total Exhibitors

134,622

Total Visitors

315,000

SQ M of Exhibition Area

4,843

Total Exhibitors

132,944

Total Visitors

315,000

SQ M of Exhibition Area

How to get to Automechanika Frankfurt

On Foot

On Foot

From Hauptbahnhof - 20 min

From Fnakfurt Aiport - 35 min with a bike

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By Car

From Frankfurt Main Station - 10 min

From Frankfurt Airport - 20 min

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By Public Transport

From HBF S-Bahns with numbers 3, 4, 5 or 6 will all get you to Messe Frankfurt for 11 min

From Frankfurt Airport with ICE, S8 or S9 for 35 min to HBF and then S3, S4, S5 or S6 for 11 min

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