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5-7 June 2018, NEC BIRMINGHAM

Automechanika Birmingham launches Garage of the Year!

Messe Frankfurt  SMMT 

20 Mar 2017

Automechanika Birmingham launches Garage of the Year!

Chloe Hyland

Automechanika Birmingham, 6-8 June 2017, is set to deliver a bigger and better offering for workshops owners and technicians at the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain. New for 2017, the organisers, in partnership with Garage Wire, have launched a Garage of the Year competition with a cash prize of £1000.

The organisers are now calling for entries, with a simple application process. Workshops can either submit 150 words or send a one minute video clip explaining why they should be Garage of the Year. Entries should include information about improvements to their garage service such as: new equipment, special customer promotions, and examples of excellent customer service. Garages could also mention ways they have increased profit, staff training or incentives and improvements to the building or facilities.

Simon Albert, Event Director said “Workshop owners and technicians are a key visitor group for us to welcome to Automechanika Birmingham 2017 so we have introduced a bigger programme for them. It is the place to look for new garage equipment and tools at special show prices, get free training and advice while keeping up to date with the industry’s changes in MOT and new technologies. The Garage of the Year competition aims to recognise and reward the best!”

Albert and James Onions, Director of Garage Wire make up the judging panel who will present the winner of the Garage of the Year with a cash prize of £1000 during Automechanika Birmingham 2017, NEC Birmingham. As they say, you’ve got to be in it, to win it!

All entries MUST be received by 21st April 2017 and completed entry forms should be sent to Head to  to find out more and get your entry form!


Automechanika Birmingham is the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain.  The event launched in 2016, attracting over 550 exhibitors and over 12 000 visitors.  In 2017, the event will take place from 6-8 June at NEC Birmingham, hosting over 800 exhibitors.  Automechanika Birmingham is one of a series of 16 global events across 15 countries.

Over 800 quality exhibitors, including the who’s who of the aftermarket, will provide product launches, great deals on garage and diagnostic equipment, parts and tools at an event which will be 70% bigger than in 2016. Visitors can register for the event using this link;

Exhibitors will launch new products from the categories of parts and components, garage equipment and tools, wheels rims & tyres, consumables, accessories, raw materials for the supply chain and much more.

The event welcomes key visitor groups including motor factors, workshop owners & technicians, franchised dealerships, retailers, tier 1, tier 2 manufacturers, engineers and purchasing teams from vehicle manufacturers.

Automechanika Birmingham has been licensed to Forest Exhibitions Ltd. By Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH


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