AUTOMECHANIKA Birmingham, the UK’s leading automotive trade exhibition, officially opened its doors yesterday.
Birmingham’s extensive automotive history and accessible location makes it the ideal place to bring together leading automotive businesses and professionals to network and discuss the future of the industry.
There are around 500 exhibitors at this year’s three-day event, giving parts distributors, garages, tyre fitters, retailers, dealerships and vehicle manufacturers plenty of opportunity to learn about the latest innovations and product launches.
Leading exhibitors for 2018 include Hella, Delphi, Mann+Hummel, Bosch, Texas, Liqui Moly and Total – as well as many others.
What’s more, industry experts are presenting a comprehensive programme of more than 70 hours of seminar sessions, technical talks, live demonstrations and topical discussions on industry issues and pioneering technology.
A number of product launches are dominating the show as leading automotive companies reveal exciting plans for the future.
Independent garage visitors are also benefiting from a ‘new look’ layout at the 2018 exhibition, specifically aimed at garage businesses, with the introduction of a dedicated Garage Quarter and a Garage Social area, with extended opening hours until 7pm today (Wednesday).
A new specialist demo hub is showcasing live action across body and collision repair and vehicle customisation and a Business Services Village is giving garages free advice on how to run their businesses more efficiently.
The ever-popular Workshop Training Hub has returned for 2018, bigger and better than before and featuring expert speakers and free training.
Simon Albert, managing director of Automechanika Birmingham, said: ‘After a year of hard work by the team, we are finally here and we’re delighted to welcome the trade through our doors once again.
‘We’re expecting another strong attendance and, with the new-look layout, product launches, the latest technologies and practical solutions all set to be revealed, we’re certain that Automechanika Birmingham 2018 will not disappoint.’
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