International. More than 2,600 exhibitors, 85% of whom come from outside Germany, will present their latest products and services at the next edition of Automechanika Frankfurt.
"It's more important than ever that the international aftermarket sector can finally come together again this year; not only due to the transformation of the industry, but also to the ongoing pandemic, the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis, climate change, problems in the supply chain, the shortage of semiconductors and lack of qualified personnel," says in an official statement the organization of the fair that will take place between September 13 and 17.
The Frankfurt trade fair will serve as an international showcase for new automotive aftermarket technologies and concepts for the mobility of tomorrow. The 'Innovation4Mobility' showcase will feature presentations by specialists on the latest topics and trends, including new propulsion technologies, electromobility, connectivity, sustainability and the increasing digitalisation that is affecting all facets of the aftermarket. Other areas of emphasis include training and networking.
"It has been great to see the response from exhibitors, now that they finally have the opportunity to showcase their latest products and services to an international industry audience," said Automechanika Frankfurt Director Olaf Mußhoff, who looks forward to welcoming more than 2600 exhibitors from 70 countries here in Frankfurt.
"This offers further proof that Automechanika remains the industry's leading international platform for the entire automotive aftermarket. There is simply no other event like this," said Olaf Mußhof, noting that this year's exhibitors include companies from Germany, Italy and Turkey.
The 133 presentations from 99 exhibitors cover an impressive range of applications, ranging from paint care products produced from renewable resources and rescue systems for battery-burned vehicles to highly complex laser scanners capable of measuring entire vehicles in a matter of minutes.
And the digitalization trend has not been interrupted, with equipment, tools and components digitized and connected to the computer systems of the workshops. Forward-thinking topics, such as new mobility and alternative driving systems, are also highlighted in the presentations received.
Sustainability is another topic that is causing a sensation in the industry: after evaluating the submissions, Expert Advisor Dr. Gerhard Angerer selected five innovations as finalists for the Green Award.
Mobility of the Future Workshop 4.0
Not only will trade visitors be able to find innovative solutions for these fields at the trade show, but they will also have the opportunity to learn more about them in presentations and panel discussions.
The Future Mobility Workshop 4.0 offers some fascinating insights and presents the technologies, processes and business models of tomorrow. Companies and visitors from the automotive sector will find valuable practical ideas and concepts on how they can make their day-to-day business operations more efficient and ensure their business models are prepared for future requirements.
The Future Mobility Workshop 4.0 realistically mimics the structures of a conventional workshop with a hands-on representation of the customer journey, allowing visitors to learn more about innovative technologies and test them at ten selected stations.
A total of eleven practical workshops in German and English will be held daily at the Galleria on the subject of accident repair. The workshops, which are carried out in collaboration with respected partners and moderated by Autodoktoren's "car doctors", present the most important steps of the process, including systematic car damage assessments, damage cost calculation, work on high-voltage vehicles, bodywork, digitalization, painting and ADAS calibration.
Full details about the free three-hour workshops and how to register are available on the Automechanika website in www.automechanika.com/programm