Positive fallout from Automechanika

Automechanika Birmingham delivered a hugely successful exhibition in its second year welcoming over 12,000 visitors who had opportunities to learn, discover and network.

The event which was 70% bigger, hosted over 800 quality exhibitors, included over 40 aftermarket and supply chain seminars, hosting industry experts, who delivered sessions covering daily challenges and industry developments, advanced technology and future solutions for day-to-day work. The new Workshop Training Zone welcomed speakers including Frank Massey, James Dillon, Peter Coombes and others who hosted technical talks and live demonstrations.

Hall 6 featured a brand new Connected and Digital Technology Zone which hosted new and upcoming technologies to benefit the future of manufacturing vehicles. Products included the new Range Rover Velar, a Kuka robot from REECO, Semcon brought HoloLens augmented reality glasses and Adient showcased advanced seating commodities among other innovations.

The visitors included buyers from across the industry, such as Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley and Nissan as well as Faurecia, Aisin Europe, GSF Car Parts, Euro Car Parts, Andrew Page, Lookers, Pendragon Plc, Halfords and Kwik fit GB ltd.

Simon Albert, event director, Automechanika Birmingham said, ‘Automechanika Birmingham 2017 has hosted a 70% bigger event than in its launch year and welcomed over 800 exhibitors, including 250 new to the 2017 event – it has been absolutely amazing. We are delighted with the quality and quantity of senior buyers who attended, as well as the number of independent companies taking time out of their daily work to review and direct their business – it is what Automechanika Birmingham is all about. We have closed the 2017 event knowing that exhibitors are very happy with over 300 already reserving space for 2018.’

Next year’s event takes place at the NEC Birmingham, running from 5-7 June 2018.

 

Highlights day one

Highlights day two