Connectivity, robot repair, artificial intelligence – the Frankfurt Festhalle will be transformed into a hotspot for future trends as companies showcase innovative products and solutions for the automotive aftermarket during Automechanika, taking place September 11 thru 15 in Frankfurt, Germany.
What do shops need to be ready for when repairing vehicles in the future? Industry players in the field of 3D printing and electromobility will show off their latest products and solutions. Participants include German and international automotive manufacturers, representatives from the parts industry, transport and logistics providers, as well as the energy industry, workshop equipment providers, software developers and start-ups. In addition to electromobility, areas of focus will include connected cars, vehicle safety, mobility services, state-of-the-art workshop technologies and cluster initiatives.
Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG will be debuting robot repairs and independent charging robots at Automechanika, as well as cutting-edge solutions for the workshop of the future utilizing augmented reality. Attendees can also experience electric mobility from yesterday and today at the trade fair: PS.Speicher (Kulturstiftung Kornhaus foundation) will present the first electric vehicles, while the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Lingen Campus, will feature a world-record-setting electric cart, which can accelerate from zero to 100 in a matter of seconds. There will also be specialist presentations and training in the Festhalle every day as part of the Automechanika Academy. For example, Robert Bosch GmbH will utilize augmented reality to explain high-voltage motors. Another highlight on the stage is a presentation by Lamborghini Holding S.p.A. on all aspects of professional repairs of accident-damaged carbon.
Visitors to the Festhalle can look forward to new products and services from a wide range of companies, including Ampire Electronics GmbH & Co. KG, BIZOL Germany GmbH, Editions Techniques pour l’Automobile, Eucon GmbH, ForceManager, Hella Gutmann Solutions GmbH, Nexion S.P.A. Division Corghi, GE Additive, Reduced Carbon Energy Develop Co. Ltd. Taiwan, Texa S.P.A., TÜV Rheinland Group, WERBAS AG and the German Federal Association for eMobility (BEM e.V.). At the joint stand organised by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and in cooperation with AUMA, the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry, a number of young companies will be presenting their promising products and solutions for all areas of the automotive aftermarket.
The Festhalle will host a special showcase featuring the Automechanika Innovation Awards. For more than 20 years now, these awards have been given to honor pioneering products and solutions with particular promise. This year there will be guided tours that feature the stands of the award winners. Olaf Mußhoff, Director of Automechanika Frankfurt: “The wealth of innovation on offer in the Festhalle is simply unrivalled. Many companies coordinate their innovation cycles with Automechanika, and the Festhalle is the perfect place in which to gain an overview of everything that’s new in the automotive aftermarket.