Automechanika Birmingham a sell out

The inaugural Automechanika Birmingham has sold out five months before the doors even open.

All 550 exhibitor spots have been taken, with representatives from 30 countries confirming their attendance at the NEC from 7-9 June. So great has the interest been that the event has moved from one hall to three, covering 21,000sqm.

The companies represented are split between the automotive aftermarket and supply chain. Notable collision repair suppliers such as 3M, Mirka, Pro-Align, Saint Gobain, Sata UK, SIA Abrsives, The Tool Connection and Unic International.

The exhibition, originally planned for one hall, will now occupy three halls amounting to 21,000sqm of space at the venue.

The new UK exhibition reflects the huge success generated by the original Automechanika event at the Frankfurt Messe, which has now expanded into events at 15 international locations, making it the most successful automotive trade show series globally. The UK event will become the largest Automechanika debut show in history outside of Frankfurt.

Simon Albert, event director, Automechanika Birmingham, ‘We are certainly on track to become the most successful automotive trade show in the UK. The response to the launch has served to prove the need for an automotive event of this type in the UK. It is destined to become the key home for both supply chain and aftermarket companies and visitors which no other event has been able to offer.’

The organisers have instigated a full seminar programme for visitors, the details of which will be announced shortly. The exhibition is in association with SMMT who will provide an added draw to visitors by hosting its own popular flagship events: Meet the Buyer and Open Forum, as well as the UK Logistics Forum.

Potential visitors are encouraged to visit the website www.automechanika-birmingham.com to register for this free entry event. Further information about the show is also available online.