See the future of your industry in the Innovation Showcase. Get a glimpse of what is coming for the UK automotive aftermarket from some key players in the industry.
NEW - Retail Accessories Village
Are you looking to restock with new products, technology and accessories?
Don't miss the dedicated area for suppliers of vehicle accessories and customisation in the aftermarket hall.
Suppliers include Town & Country Covers, J&T Beaven, Eurolec, Jewelultra Ltd, Pioneer, Kawu, Walker Products, Steeler Industries, Por-Tec Car Security Systems, Part Group, Nicoman The Spaghetti Car Mat, Loyalstep International Ltd
Sponsored by Aftermarket magazine the Aftermarket Seminars are led by industry expert speakers who will be on hand to highlight the latest innovations and to provide insight in to key developments, issues and challenges for the aftermarket. Speakers include: SMMT, IAAF, The IMI, DVSA, The RMI, GiPA UK, The Motor Ombudsman, Autodata and more...
Workshop Training Hub -Technical Talks
NEW - Bodyshop Training Hub
The new Bodyshop Training Hub is sponsored by the Bodyshop Magazine. Our 2018 visitor research told us that bodyshops want more from Automechanika Birmingham so we listened! 2019 brings a new hub for collision repair, paint and refinishing training and live demos. It is the perfect location for suppliers wanting to meet bodyshop businesses.
NEW - Garage Services Hub
Returning for the second year, the Remanufacturing Showcase will feature products from thought leading exhibitors in The Big UK Garage Event. Remanufacturing has grown in importance over the past few years, with remanufacturing signatories diverting almost 17,500 tonnes from landfill, 5.4% up from 2017*
*SMMT 2018 UK Automotive Sustainability Report
Workshop Training Hub
Sponsored by Autotechnician, the established and well attended Workshop Training Hub covers expert-led technical training sessions, with live demonstrations from:
- Frank Massey - Engine fault diagnosis, evidence-based prediction
- James Dillon
- Andy Crook – Skills or systems
- Steve Carter – EV; Facts from fiction
Plus technical seminars from Darren Darling (the ‘DPF Doctor’), ACtronics, DPF Recovery, Ecobat Battery Technologies and Primalec.
Automechanika's Garage of the Year
For the third year running, Automechanika's Garage of the year presented by Garage Wire will take place during the week of the event. Categories will enable garages of all sizes to enter the competition. There's a chance you could win £1,000. More information will be available in 2019 Categories include:
- Best Small Garage
- Best Large Garage
- Best Community Initiative award
- ‘Auto-mechanik’ of the Year
- Technology Innovation Award
- Business Innovation Award
Head to The Big UK Garage Event to reconnect with familiar faces and meet your peers in the Garage Social.
Refresh and refuel with a drink and bite to eat before you hit the stands again to find more deals and the next best products for your workshop.
Future Mobility & Innovation Hub
Vehicle manufacturers, suppliers and technology innovators come together to discuss the future of the car and mobility at SMMT Open Forum. Plus, SMMT’s Meet the Buyer event, which brings together purchasing departments from vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers and matches them with component makers of all sizes in a series of one-to-one meetings.
Open Forum will be held on 4th June and Meet the Buyer on 5th June.
Industry Forum Sessions
Supply Chain Management
This session will give attendees a general understanding of the fundamentals of supply chain planning and inventory management within a manufacturing organisation, and how to manage it to achieve an optimised working capital position. We will define the best practice planning approach, inventory and its objectives, review the characteristics of inventory in the supply chain and how to successfully manage variability of demand. Through detailing the strategic supply chain management process and inventory trade-off decisions we will show how an organisation can determine whether inventory is an asset or a liability.
An Introduction to Operational Excellence in Manufacturing
This session will give attendees the general context around manufacturing operations and the principles which underpin its improvement such as Lean, TPM and Six Sigma. We will then expand on each principle in more detail giving delegates a greater understanding of when to apply them and give a focus not just on making improvement but also sustaining it.
Returning for 2019, delivering a daily keynote panel consisting of Aftermarket heavyweights, experts and key influencers, addressing the most pressing issues for the Aftermarket, and hosted by SMMT, IAAF, Frost & Sullivan and the IMI.
Vehicle Production Forums
A series of high-level presentations and panel discussions for the vehicle production sector focussing on key subjects including:
· The UK Automotive
Sector and Brexit
· Future Mobility
· Skills and Advanced Manufacturing
Register for Subcon at the same time
You can register for Subcon at the same time as Automechanika Birmingham. It is co-located so you can attend both - 2 events, 1 registration, designed for engineers. Subcon, The UK's premier subcontract manufacturing supply chain show.