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Automechanika Birmingham 2019: The Big UK Garage Event

A dedicated hall for garages was created last year at the UK’s largest trade event and proved to be a hit with workshop owners and technicians – giving visitors easy access to parts and equipment suppliers, industry bodies and business support, as well as live training within the Workshop Training Hub.

Show organisers intend to build on this success with the launch of its new Big UK Garage Event at this summer’s show, providing more tangible benefits to the thousands of independent garages who visit the show, which takes place 4 to 6 June 2019 at NEC Birmingham. 

“I learnt a great deal from visiting in 2017 and 2018, after speaking to so many different businesses from automotive components to equipment. It’s important for us as a garage business to find out what’s new and how it can help drive my business forward.” 

Peter Welch, Proprietor of Scotlands Ash Garage, Oxfordshire 

The Big UK Garage Event will feature exclusive show offers and big giveaways, group registration to enable quick and easy registration for workshop owners and their team, and access to over 100 leading suppliers such as: Schaeffler, ZF, DENSO, MAHLE Aftermarket, Delphi Technologies, Valeo, Bosch, Hella, Bilstein Group, MANN + HUMMEL, NGK and Yuasa. 

Garages can also get free parking, a free breakfast on arrival and grab a free drink every lunch time during ‘Happy Hour’. Autotechnician will once again provide 14 hours of free training at the Workshop Training Hub, an area sponsored by ACtronics. Technical talks and demos will run each day of the show from the industry’s top speakers including Frank Massey, Andy Crook and James Dillon. 

Jack Halliday, Event Director of Automechanika Birmingham, says: “The aim of The Big UK Garage Event is to package all elements of what Automechanika Birmingham has to offer garages, to define the clear benefits of the show and make engagement as simple and effective as possible. Many of the exhibitors are already sharing deals and offers for us to promote to garages which will be found in a dedicated garage guide onsite. 

“It is designed to ensure our independent garages get the most from attending and that’s why the event is giving back more than ever before to its visitors in 2019, making this the only UK Garage event worth attending.” 

The Big UK Garage Event offers workshops and technicians: 

  • Free CPD accredited training, on a first-come, first- served basis
  • Big savings on tools & garage equipment from over 500 exhibitors
  • 14 hours of free technical training and advice at the Workshop Training Hub
  • Live demonstrations of the latest tech
  • And, business advice – all for free!


Collect a free breakfast on entry, plus independent garages will also get free parking.
Register for a free ticket: HERE 

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