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Automechanika Birmingham exhibitor space sells out five months prior to launch

Exhibitor space at the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, to be staged at the NEC from the June 7-9, this year, has already sold out five months prior to launch, with more than 550 UK and international businesses set to attend.

The companies represented at this important new UK event are split between the automotive aftermarket and supply chain with the likes of Schaeffler, TRW, Unipart, Yokohama Tyres and Total UK just some of the major household names confirmed to take part. The exhibition, originally planned for one hall, will now occupy three halls amounting to 21,000 sqm of space at the venue.

The new UK exhibition reflects the huge success generated by the original Automechanika event at the Frankfurt Messe, which has now expanded into events at 15 international locations, making it the most successful automotive trade show series globally. The UK event will become the largest Automechanika debut show in history outside of Frankfurt.

“We are certainly on track to become the most successful automotive trade show in the UK”, said Simon Albert, event director, Automechanika Birmingham. “The response to the launch proves the need for an automotive event of this type in the UK. It is destined to become the key home for both supply chain and aftermarket companies and visitors which no other event has been able to offer”.
The organisers have instigated a full seminar programme for visitors, the details of which will be announced shortly. The exhibition is in association with the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) which will provide an added draw to visitors by hosting its own popular flagship events: Meet the Buyer and Open Forum at the show.

Automechanika Birmingham has been designed to support the UK automotive industry which is enjoying continued success with all-time high of 2.63 million new cars registered this year and new vehicle production set to hit record levels by 2020 (1). Tier 1 suppliers alone have demonstrated a 32% sales over the past five years (2).

Potential visitors are encouraged to visit the website www.automechanika-birmingham.com to register for this free entry event. Further information about the show is also available online.