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Schaeffler invites workshops to Automechanika Birmingham

Schaeffler invites workshops to Automechanika Birmingham

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Schaeffler is inviting workshop owners to send at least one technician to Automechanika Birmingham 2019, as the global original equipment manufacturer and supplier urges independent workshops to futureproof their businesses. As part of its exhibition offering at the National Exhibition Centre between the 4th and 6th June, Schaeffler is inviting visitors to get hands-on with a series of mixed and augmented reality exhibits, which deliver an innovative way of showing how repairs could be revolutionised by new technology. It is, therefore, pivotal that technicians see for themselves what the ‘garage of the future’ could look like. To incentivise visitors further, Schaeffler will be revealing three new training dates and locations, where techn
GS Yuasa Academy to launch at Automechanika Birmingham

GS Yuasa Academy to launch at Automechanika Birmingham

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11535848 - 3d laptop, mobile phone and digital tablet pc computer - isolated on white with clipping path GS Yuasa will officially launch the much-anticipated GS Yuasa Academy - the industry’s first online battery training platform – as well as preview the YBX Super Heavy Duty battery range for commercial vehicles, which launches in July. Showcasing cutting-edge technology from Yuasa and GS brands, they will also offer motorsport action in the form of BTCC and rally driver meet and greets, and the official 2019 Halfords Yuasa Racing BTCC car will be on display. The exciting, interactive GS Yuasa exhibition stand will promote a wide range of award-winning products and services. With a heavy focus for automotive workshop technicians and distributors, visitors can expect to find: GS
Lord Coe to speak at Automechanika Birmingham

Lord Coe to speak at Automechanika Birmingham

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Industry leaders from the UK Aftermarket will come together at an exclusive event, the Aftermarket Power Network, premiering at Automechanika Birmingham on Tuesday 4th June, in Hall 20, NEC.  Organisers have announced that Lord Sebastian Coe will join the launch event to address and network with this very important group. Throughout his career, Lord Coe has found success by leading from the front to make a vision a reality. Lord Coe brings energy, passion and innovation to all his work, qualities which we can learn from in tackling the challenges the industry faces. 200 leading personnel from the UK automotive aftermarket will be at the invite-only event, hosted in the keynote area of the show and sponsored by ZF, SMMT and IAAF. This new initiative is designed ...
ECOBAT to launch ‘One Box’

ECOBAT to launch ‘One Box’

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ECOBAT Battery Technologies (EBT), formerly Manbat, will be using the dual platforms provided by its stand in hall 20 and the event’s official workshop presentation area at Automechanika Birmingham, to publicise its all-in-one, start/stop battery analysis and replacement solution, ONE BOX. “We have been consistently addressing the need for workshops to consider the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities provided by start/stop battery technology over the last four years,” explained John Bentley, EBT’s technical sales and training manager, “but there is still a surprisingly large number of workshops that have yet to grasp the issue and are therefore losing out on the potential it offers.” “As a
Meet Nicolas Hamilton on the NGK stand

Meet Nicolas Hamilton on the NGK stand

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Racing driver Nicolas Hamilton –who competes in the 2019 Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) –will be appearing on ignition specialist NGK’s stand at the forthcoming Automechanika Show at Birmingham. Hamilton, the brother of five-time world F1 champion Lewis, will be on stand N170 at the NEC from 10am to 3pm on Wednesday, June 5. The 27-year-old, who has cerebral palsy,is being sponsored by NGK in the BTCC championship, racing a specially modified Ford Focus RS for the ROKiT Racing with Motorbase team. Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd, said: “We are delighted to announce that Nicolas will be making a personal appearance on our stand at Automechanika. I’m sure that all our customers who visit the show
Automechanika Birmingham adds more names

Automechanika Birmingham adds more names

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More major automotive industry players have signed up to exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham 2019, with a raft of top-quality names targeting even more garage and motor factor visitors next year. For the fourth year running, the UK’s leading automotive event returns to Birmingham NEC on 4 to 6 June. Few spaces remain for companies to sign up to exhibit as Automechanika looks to deliver on its pledge of providing the perfect ratio of visitors to exhibitors. Boosted by an Association of Exhibition Organisers (AEO) study that found that exhibiting at events brings about increased sales, brand awareness and more recommendations, new names signed up to exhibit in 2019 include: Apec Braking Ltd, BM Catalysts, Draper Tools, GROUPAUTO, Launch Tech UK, Liqui Moly, MAM Software, Marathon W
Automechanika Birmingham 2018

Automechanika Birmingham 2018

Automechanika Birmingham, Features
With over 10,000 visitors, it has to be said that this year’s Automechanika Birmingham was a success. The event featured 500 exhibitors from 26 countries covering a floor space of 9,400 square metres. More than 120 companies exhibited at Automechanika Birmingham for the first time including: AA Garage Guide, Snap-On, Ceramex, GSF Car Parts and Wurth Electronics. Immediate post-event feedback highlighted a “quality” visitor in attendance and this, coupled with an increased ratio of visitors to exhibitors, meant the event delivered an excellent opportunity for the automotive industry to come together, network and do business. The Auto Repair Focus team was hard at work, meeting a number of exhibitors from well-established companies to new players in the aftermarket, finding out what
Automechanika Birmingham is searching for its ‘Garage of the Year’

Automechanika Birmingham is searching for its ‘Garage of the Year’

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Automechanika Birmingham is once again calling on independent garages across the UK to enter its ‘Garage of the Year’ award. The competition is open to all garages across the United Kingdom, with entrants explaining the reasons why they should win the award and walk away with £1,000. This year, there are six categories for garages to enter, recognising the diversity of UK businesses. The winner of each category will be announced at an evening dinner to be held at The Director’s Club, Aston Villa FC on 5 June, which all category finalists will be invited to attend free of charge. The overall Garage of the Year winner will then be announced at the show on 6 June from these six category winners. Last year’s first-ever ‘Garage of the Year’ award was won by local garage MotorServ-U
Automechanika Birmingham to tackle major aftermarket issues

Automechanika Birmingham to tackle major aftermarket issues

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Automechanika Birmingham will tackle all the major issues affecting businesses in the automotive aftermarket, according to Event Director Simon Albert. The event, which takes place from 5 to 7 June at Birmingham NEC is specifically geared towards meeting the needs of end users including garages, bodyshops, tyre fitters, motor factors, retailers and franchised dealerships, not just in terms of highlighting new products, but with advice and support on running an automotive business, both now and in the future. With an exhibitor base set to be the most proactive yet, visitors will also benefit from the event’s thriving seminar programme with issues such as GDPR and MOT changes set to dominate. Simon Albert, Event Director of Automechanika Birmingham, comments: “With changes affec