The international platform for industry, trade and repair shops

The international automotive aftermarket is getting back together in Frankfurt from 13 to 17 September 2022 and then in even-numbered years, occupying eight exhibition halls and around 200,000 square metres of exhibition space.

Automechanika Frankfurt features numerous new themes and showcases, including ‘Innovation4Mobility’, a section dedicated to new mobility, alternative drive technologies, connectivity and digitalisation, as well as the Automechanika Academy with hands-on workshops, and the Automechanika Innovation Awards. There will be a particular focus on the topics of sustainability, remanufacturing and the supply chain. Other areas of focus include training, professional development and recruiting.

Olaf Mußhoff, Director of Automechanika Frankfurt, is delighted with the positive feedback from the sector: “I look forward to seeing numerous international key players and trade visitors from all over the world back here in Frankfurt. It is a long- awaited opportunity to do business in person and enjoy an up-close experience of new products and live presentations.”

The Diagnostics & Repair category features numerous companies showcasing their newest solutions, including MAHA, Snap-on, Blitz Rotary, Texa, Hunter, Hella, Bosch, Mahle, Autel Intelligent (CN), Würth and LiquiMoly. The entire spectrum of Parts & Components for cars, motorcycles and commercial vehicles will be presented by companies such as Meyle, NTN-SNR, Schaeffler and Continental Aftermarket. Osram, Clarios and Lumileds are among the companies showing off their latest developments in the Electronics & Connectivity area.

Peter Wagner, Managing Director Continental Aftermarket & Services,states: “There is no doubt that Automechanika is the industry’s leading trade fair. This is where strategic discussions are held at the highest level – something that is finally possible again. That’s important, because the aftermarket is changing faster than ever. Whether it’s connectivity, data access, e-mobility or sustainability – there is a lot to talk about!”

The ‘Innovation4Mobility’ showcase presents pioneering solutions for connected vehicles and climate-neutral mobility and more products than ever before are highlighted by the Automechanika Innovation Awards. Show Director Olaf Mußhoff: “This sends a strong signal and shows just how innovative the industry is – something that is especially important with the current situation.”

Attracting young people and talents of all ages to the automotive aftermarket is a strong focus for the event and has put training, professional development and recruiting at the top of the agenda. Special events for pupils and newcomers are planned, as are accident repair management workshops and training for professionals. The industry’s new ‘Talents4AA’ initiative will be shining a spotlight on employment and career opportunities at the fair. Sustainability is another area of focus. This is the second time that Automechanika
will be hosting ‘Remanufacturing Day’. The event, which is held in collaboration with the international Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), takes place on 14 September and features experts presenting the latest developments in remanufacturing and the circular economy. The topic will also be present in the exhibition halls, with a special green remanufacturing logo identifying those exhibitors offering products and services in this area. en/planning-preparation.html

UK motor industry body certificates live training of the whole damage repair process at Automechanika Frankfurt

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), the only professional body for the automotive sector and Automechanika’s Global Skills Partner, has announced it will be awarding Continual Professional Development (CPD) certificates to visitors who attend the live training and learning seminars of the whole damage repair process at the world’s leading trade event.

Messe Frankfurt has once again worked closely with exhibitors and trade associations to create an interesting professional-development programme for trade visitors from the workshop sector with eleven workshops for repair specialists from the collision-damage segment being held throughout the fair, from 11 to 15 September 2018. Experts will hold the three-hour courses in German during the mornings and English in the afternoons

Bringing together thousands of automotive supply and aftermarket companies on an international platform, the IMI is partnering with organisations like Bosch, DEKRA and BMW to give visitors the opportunity to gain CPD points through training seminars whilst they visit the event. Supporting the need for individuals to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date in today’s rapidly changing industry, the IMI’s CPD certificates demonstrate the person’s knowledge on new products, services and skills after attending a live training seminar during Automechanika Frankfurt.

Raising the awareness of the importance of vocational skills and training across the automotive sector, the IMI will be giving their stamp of approval by certificating the training courses taking place across the 5 days. Training topics include systematic car damage assessments, high-voltage systems, paint refinishing, and bodywork repairs for the BMW 5 Series.

The IMI’s partnership with Automechanika Frankfurt attracts thousands of automotive supply and aftermarket companies on an international platform, and both organisations are committed to promoting the attractiveness, value and results of skills development and personal learning.

Mark Forshaw, Business Development Manager at the IMI, said:

“The IMI is delighted to be working with a variety of CPD partners at Automechanika Frankfurt as part of a new initiative to enhance peoples experience when visiting the show. The training available will give people the opportunity to gain further knowledge, whilst receiving CPD points from the IMI during their visit.

“As the only automotive specific professional body, we continue to champion quality training and believes it’s more important than ever to invest in our workforces. By providing employees with the skills and knowledge we can help secure a strong future for our sector.”

Olaf Mußhoff, Director Automechanika Frankfurt said:

“Education and the promotion of young talent is an important topic today, not only in Germany but worldwide. We are glad that we have found with IMI a very competent and important partner, who actively supports us with his international know-how in further education trainings.”

Please note – participation by advance registration only

 In view of the high degree of interest expected to be shown in the workshops, the participants are asked to register for one or more of the courses on the Automechanika website by 31 August. Participation in all courses, all of which will be held in the Galleria between Halls 8, 9 and 10, is free of charge.

Detailed descriptions of the individual workshops and the registration form can be found here < >

The CPD value of the training events will be calculated by IMI CPD technical experts to ensure IMI guidelines are met. The CPD points will contribute towards the retention of IMI Membership and Professional Registration – as well as being recognised across 57 countries.  All attendees can find the CPD credits they’ve been awarded on both the digital and hardcopy versions of their certificate.