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5-7 June 2018, NEC BIRMINGHAM

Free MOT update for garages at Automechanika Birmingham

Messe Frankfurt  SMMT 

18 May 2017

Free MOT update for garages at Automechanika Birmingham

Automechanika Birmingham to host IMI meeting

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) will provide a free MOT update at Automechanika Birmingham, taking place on Thursday 8 June from 9am – 11.30am in the Concourse Suite 1, NEC Birmingham.

Technicians can register to attend and discuss the evolution of MOT training with MOT tester training expert, Kate Street here:

The breakfast meeting will offer local garages an insight on the latest MOT training requirements, the impact it may have on workshops and how to prepare testers for the future.

Street said: “This is a great opportunity for UK garages to gain valuable information and prepare accordingly to futureproof their workshop. Legislation is constantly changing and it’s important that those within our industry do not fall foul of the law.”

IMI works to protect and develop the automotive trade, keeping the industry and customers up to date with the latest changes and technology, as well as providing the necessary training to ensure the highest standard of service is delivered throughout the supply chain.

The institute offers a variety of options for existing testers, including MOT annual training and assessment for classes 1 and 2 (Motorcycle) and classes 4 and 7 (Light Vehicle).

Simon Albert, event director of Automechanika Birmingham, said: “For garage owners and technicians, the exhibition provides a one stop shop for new tools, diagnostic and garage equipment as well as discovering tomorrow’s technology.”

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.

What’s more, while visiting, workshops 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.


Contact chloe, for any further PR-related questions.

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.

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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