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5-7 June 2018, NEC BIRMINGHAM

Automechanika Birmingham; THE UK networking event for automotive buyers in the supply chain

Messe Frankfurt  SMMT 

31 Jan 2017

Automechanika Birmingham; THE UK networking event for automotive buyers in the supply chain

Chloe Hyland

Automechanika Birmingham has made some new and exciting changes for 2017 and is set to deliver THE UK automotive supply chain networking event from 6th-8th June 2017, NEC, Birmingham.

Growing to be 70% bigger than the 2016 event, hosting over 750 quality exhibitors located in a new hall format and offering a packed seminar programme of talks from industry experts on tomorrow’s technologies and aftermarket business challenges, Automechanika Birmingham has confirmed itself as the must attend event of the year.

NEW Hall format
Bringing together the very best of the aftermarket and supply chain, the 2017 annual event will host over 150 exhibitors from all tiers of the supply chain, sited in a new dedicated Supply Chain Zone in Hall 6.

NEW & Returning Supply Chain exhibitors
The new Supply Chain Zone will host a broad range of home grown suppliers who will showcase advanced technologies reflecting the UK’s reputation in design and engineering. Companies new to the 2017 show and booked into the Supply Chain Zone include Bosch OE, Panasonic, Venta Global, Autocraft Drivertrain Solutions, DS Smith, DJJ Precision Engineering Tunkers, DTR VMS Ltd and Bruderer UK Ltd.

Dennis Jones Managing Director of DJJ Precision Engineering Ltd said “We are delighted to have a presence at Automechanika Birmingham 2017 in the Supply Chain Hall to showcase our manufacturing components for the Automotive and Motorsport industries. With over 40 years’ experience, DJJ Precision Engineering Ltd offer exceptional supply chain solutions, a one stop shop including stock management, Kanban, JIT, and small to volume batches - delivered anywhere in the world. ”

Since the success of the 2016 event, among others returning for 2017, exhibitors include Magal Engineering, TR Fastenings, VTL Precision, Pritex, Schmidt Light Metal Group, RG Mouldings, Avon TSA, Plastic Products International, and JVC Kenwood.

Gamil Magal, CEO of Magal Engineering said “The 2016 show was an excellent opportunity for us to meet engineering and purchasing contacts as well as senior decision makers. We found quality leads and met with new and existing contacts including Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover, Aisin and BMW UK. Since our success at Automechanika Birmingham, we’ve booked a larger stand for a bigger presence at the 2017 event and we’re looking forward to networking with the automotive industry in one location again in June.”

Dedicated Supply Chain Seminars
Providing educational content and technical sessions for the supply chain audience, the 2017 show will welcome industry experts to deliver over 20 talks covering the latest in manufacturing practices, business opportunities and the latest technologies shaping the future of the industry. The seminars will cover Product & Technology Developments, Innovation & R&D, Industry Trends & Updates, Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, Manufacturing Technologies, Industry 4.0; Logistics & Advanced Manufacturing.

In association with SMMT
SMMT will bring their two flagship networking events; Meet the Buyer and Open Forum. Meet the Buyer matches suppliers with OEM and Tier 1 buyers through one-to-one meetings. Registration is open at http://www.automechanika-birmingham.com/seminar-programme/smmt-open-forum

Open Forum will deliver a series of morning seminars focusing on the automotive supply chain to over 300 senior and high quality supply chain delegates from OEMs, tier 1, medium and small suppliers to attend. Registration is now open at http://www.automechanika-birmingham.com/seminar-programme/smmt-open-forum

Visitor registration live and ahead
Visitor registration opened in early January and was welcomed by a huge number of people registering in the first week.

Simon Albert, Event Director of Automechanika Birmingham, said “This year, the dedicated Supply Chain Zone and specific seminars offers more for engineers and buyers from all tiers in the supply chain. Visitor registration opened in January and we are already ahead of where we were this time last year. The market speaks for itself, with more exhibitors booked for 2017 and higher visitor registrations; we’re set for a brilliant event in June.”

Watch the new video on the show website www.automechanika-birmingham.com. Visitors are encouraged to register early to receive fast track entry and to receive the regular show updates and news to help plan their visit.

To register free, head to the registration page online: reg.buzz/amb-prj

Ends

Contact chloe.hyland@uk.messefrankfurt.com for any further PR related questions. Please find high resolution images on the website www.automechanika-birmingham.com/welcome-to-automechanika-birmingham-old/journalists/show-images 

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 750 exhibitors.  Automechanika Birmingham is one of a series of 17 global events across 15 countries.

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

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