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.