The UK’s must-attend automotive exhibition returns with a larger presence in 2019 before going biennial. Automechanika Birmingham is set to return to the NEC June 4-6, 2019, with many major industry players signed up to exhibit.
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Following hot on the heels of the 2018 event, which saw 86 percent of visitors having purchasing authority, next year’s event has attracted widespread support from across the UK automotive industry. It will be the last time the event runs before going biennial, alternating years with Automechanika Frankfurt.
Major suppliers committed to the 2019 event include: Schaeffler, ZF, DENSO, Delphi Technologies, Valeo, Bosch, Hella, Bilstein Group, MANN + HUMMEL, NGK and Yuasa.
Nigel Morgan, Managing Director, Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket, said: “The automotive industry deserves its own event and Schaeffler is proud to partner with Automechanika Birmingham 2019. Having successfully established itself as the industry’s exhibition, the event has positively changed the way we as a trade think about and approach exhibitions. We fully support the event’s decision to move to a biennial frequency and encourage others to get behind the event in 2019.”
Kevin Price, Marketing Manager, UK / France / Benelux, ZF Aftermarket, said, “The event brings together the many different sectors within the automotive industry and offers a fantastic mix of visitor for us to communicate with and demonstrate our OE-leading technologies available in the aftermarket.”
Regarding the decision to go biennial, Jack Halliday, Automechanika Birmingham’s Head of Sales, said, “We’re already experiencing a high demand from companies wanting to exhibit to ensure they see the market before 2021.”
In 2019, Automechanika Birmingham expects to house 600+ exhibitors and more than 12,000 visitors. While a new layout is being planned, visitors will continue to benefit from the successful Garage Quarter, the facilitated meetings programme and SMMT events. This, alongside industry focused seminars, networking opportunities and the opportunity to launch new products, makes Automechanika Birmingham a must for automotive companies, said Halliday.
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