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Automechanika is going digital

Automechanika is set to offer new digital networking opportunities for everyone who had been looking forward to coming to the trade show in Frankfurt this September.

Starting on September 10, there will be a series of online training courses for workshops available at

Visitors to the website will also find updated company profiles for exhibitors, while users of the new ‘Connect’ tool in the Automechanika app will be able to contact other automotive professionals directly.

‘Collision talk’, the Automechanika Frankfurt event that claims to draw more visitors than any other, will be held as a web TV show this year. Taking place on September 10 from 17:00, the event brings together leading decision-makers from the accident repair market and marks the start of Automechanika Frankfurt’s online event series.

The discussion will revolve around the pandemic’s impact on the accident repair market. For the first time since the beginning of the coronavirus crisis in Germany, automotive insurers, claims managers, paint manufacturers, associations, experts and company owners will be joining in a public discussion of Covid-19’s impact on the industry.

‘Collision talk’ will be followed by around 20 free online events planned from September to November that are being organised by Automechanika in conjunction with leading trade publishers and industry partners. These include live workshops, coaching sessions, video tutorials, podcasts and expert talks on the following topics: classic car repairs, radar and camera-based driver assistance systems for commercial vehicles, digital company workshops, accident repairs, paintwork and finishing for repairs, bodywork dent removal techniques, joining and separation techniques, and DAT damage cost calculation and digital communication.

There are also additional live workshops and videos on the topics of AML, the installation of auxiliary lights, ADAS calibration, headlight adjustment, and on-board electronic diagnostics with reading out the fault memory planned, as well as an exploration of hydrogen and fuel cell technology using a Toyota Mirai as an example.

The new tool in the free Automechanika app offers all registered users the ability to target their networking activities online. Users create their own personal profiles listing their interests. The filtered search function not only makes it possible for users to find new and relevant business contacts quickly, but also for the users themselves to be found by others, and the chat function allows users to get into contact with other automotive professionals and providers. The app and its new functionality should be available for download in popular app stores from September.

Visitors to the website can discover numerous new products and solutions in exhibitors’ updated company profiles.

The first international Automechanika Body & Paintwork competition will be taking place at Messe Frankfurt next year. Here, workshop professionals will be competing against one another with nationally inspired car-bonnet designs. More than a dozen body and paintwork professionals have already registered for the German competition. Some of the candidates have even provided fascinating insights into their artistic work in the form of short films that will soon be available on the Automechanika website.