SMMT at Automechanika Birmingham

SMMT at Automechanika Birmingham

UK motor trade to descend on Birmingham

Automechanika Birmingham is returning to the NEC this summer, in an event that celebrates the thriving automotive parts and supply chain sectors and their contribution to the region.

As the UK automotive parts aftermarket, now the fourth biggest in Europe, provides 345,600 jobs and accumulates a total value of £21.1bn, the importance of this industry to the UK is unmistakable.

More than 800 companies will be exhibiting at the 2017 event and 250 companies are set to exhibit at Automechanika Birmingham for the first time, as they look to meet with automotive parts distributors, garages, tyre fitters, retailers, dealerships and vehicle manufacturers.

With this in mind, Birmingham – appropriately dubbed the UK economy’s ‘engine’ – represents an ideal opportunity to support this growing market in a central, accessible location.

Simon Albert, event director of Automechanika Birmingham, said: “After last year’s overwhelming debut with a turnout of more than 12,000 visitors, this year’s event will be bigger and better with the size increased by 70%.

“The importance of the UK automotive industry to the West Midlands economy is evident and we believe the sector will make a significant contribution going forward.

“The continued success of Automechanika Birmingham not only highlights the significance of the industry, but it also brings an industry to a city synonymous with the motor trade, with the region’s heritage immersed in automotive growth and success.”

The industry event will unite the very best of the UK automotive aftermarket and supply chain and provide a one-stop-shop for discovering product launches, the latest technologies and practical solutions.

Visitors can benefit from a comprehensive programme of more than 60 seminar sessions, technical talks, topical discussions on current industry issues and inspiring new technology, as well as live demonstrations, all presented from industry experts.

Birmingham will welcome the largest automotive trade exhibition for the UK’s aftermarket and supply chain during 6-8 June 2017 at the NEC in halls 6 and 17 - 20.

Visitors looking to sign up can register here: https://automechanika17-visitor.reg.buzz/