Automechanika returns to the NEC in Birmingham from 5-7 June, bringing thousands of representatives from the UK’s automotive industry.

Hosting a raft of new initiatives, networking opportunities and extended opening hours for automotive repair garages, this years Automechanika event is set to be even bigger than last year.

More than 500 exhibitors are due to attend for 2018, with 85% of 2017 visitors intending to return to the exhibition, which will house a newly improved layout.

New for 2018, Automechanika Birmingham will host a dedicated area sponsored by Innovate UK and Knowledge Transfer Network¬†showcasing the UK’s capabilities with the latest technologies in connected and autonomous vehicles, electrification, ultra-low emissions and battery technology.

Companies exhibiting include Department for International Trade, Bosch UK, AzkoNobel, Michelin Lifestyle Limited and more. The SMMT (Society of Motoring Manufacturers) and the MIA (Motorsport Industry Association) will be hosting their own member pavilions during the exhibition.

Simon Albert, event director of Automechanika Birmingham, said: “After last year’s success with a turnout of around 12,000 visitors, we’ve no doubt that this year’s event will cement Automechanika Birmingham’s’ position as the UK’s most valuable meeting place for the automotive industry, uniting the very best of the UK aftermarket and vehicle production sector.

“The importance of the UK automotive industry to the economy is evident, particularly now more than ever. As we believe the sector will provide a key role in our global economic standing, we’re now calling on regional businesses to get behind the event and support the UK automotive industry.”

Many of the exhibitors will announce special show deals, offers and competitions in time for the show. Visitors can benefit from an enhanced programme of live events featuring live technical demonstrations, free training and keynote speakers.

This year’s event at the NEC Birmingham, running from 5-7 June 2018, will welcome vehicle production exhibitors in Hall 6, aftermarket suppliers in Hall20 and a dedicated Garage Quarter in Hall 19.

Visitors looking to sign up can register for their free ticket here.

 

 

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