IMI and Automechanika tackle skills shortage

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) will work with Automechanika to raise awareness of the need for more skills and training in the automotive sector.

They will be working together to increase the awareness among employers and national decision makers on the need for more skilled people and higher professional standards.

The new partnership will provide informative seminar sessions and the opportunity to share and develop world-class skills and training across the globe.

Herbert Lonsdale, IMI’s international manager, said, ‘Automechanika has always sought to bring innovative and important topics of interest to all its visitors throughout their events. This partnership with the IMI further underlines both organisation’s commitment to best practice and skills development throughout the international automotive supply chain and aftermarket by increasing vocational training, as well as recognising the talent and skills already working within the sector.’

Michael Johannes, Automechanika brand manager, added, ‘As in the case of Automechanika Frankfurt, we aim to integrate the vital subject of basic and advance professional development into our events outside Germany – events that are held in 14 different countries and attract over 500, 000 visitors from all over the world. With the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), we have found a highly experienced partner that will enable us to forge ahead with our plans for this very important subject.’

Automechanika is continuing to expand their core events worldwide and already organises trade fairs in 40 locations across five continents. These include Frankfurt, Dubai, Shanghai, New Delhi, Chicago, Johannesburg and United Kingdom.