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Automechanika Connect

Automechanika Connect

Automechanika Connect is the free to use, specialist meetings programme that allows visitors and exhibitors to book meetings before you get to the show.

Visitors and exhibitors can search the database and arrange meetings with key contacts prior to the event, helping you make the most of your time at Automechanika Birmingham 2019.

Book your meetings here

NEW - Retail Accessories Village      

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

 

Commercial Vehicle Showcase

Commercial Vehicle Showcase

See the latest developments for the commercial vehicle market from the likes of Mann Filter who will be showcasing their new highly efficient air filter C 25 024 and GS Yuasa presenting their new four-tiered YBX Super Heavy Duty battery range for commercial vehicles. View further new CV products from Pro-Glove, Superlee, Flex Power Tools, Sykes-Pickavant, Remy, WOSPerformance and more.

Aftermarket Seminars

Aftermarket Seminars

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, IGA, RMI, DVSA, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Caruso GmbH, and the latest updates from leading suppliers to the Aftermarket including Autodata, Hella, Schaeffler, ZF and Morris Lubricants
  • Highlighted sessions include;
    • Driving forward; How the Aftermarket can win with digital and the MOT, Peter Lawton, SMMT, Tuesday 4th, 12:00
    • Aftermarket challenges in the digital era, Wendy Williamson, IAAF, Wednesday 5th, 11:15
    • Taking the MOT forward; A focus on quality for the future, DVSA, Tuesday 4th, 13:00
    • The garage of the future - tomorrow’s components and systems today, Tim Adams, Schaeffler (UK) Ltd, Wednesday 5th, 10:30
    • The future of the connected car, Neil Hilton, Hella Gutmann, Wednesday 5th, 13:45

 

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Workshop Training Hub -Technical Talks

Workshop Training Hub -Technical Talks

In association with Autotechnician,  sponsored by ACtronics.

Expert Sessions within Technical Talks

  • Frank Massey - Engine fault diagnosis, evidence-based prediction
  • James Dillon – Topic tbc
  • 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.

WTH

Workshop Training Hub Partners

Training demos and technical seminars from leading companies including:

  • Delphi Technologies – Diagnostics; On-vehicle diagnostic demonstrations of our DS Flash pass through tool. See how independent garages can give themselves VM-dealer level diagnostic and software update capability.
  • Hella Gutmann Solutions – ADAS; Live ADAS calibration on a vehicle, demonstrating setup requirements and procedures followed to attain a satisfactory and accurate ADAS calibration.
  • Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) – Hybrid & Electric Vehicles.
  • Snap-On – Wheel alignment.
  • Yuasa – Battery Technologies; GS Yuasa will offer live training from the presenters of their brand-new GS Yuasa Academy E-Learning. Topics include identifying the correct battery specification based on both vehicle and customer driving style; the importance of correct technology for vehicles featuring emission reduction systems; and growing battery business with a preventative maintenance programme.
  • ZF - High Voltage Technical Training; The product-oriented ZF [pro]Tech workshop service delivers the latest technical knowledge from one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world. ZF experts will be on hand to offer training advice on vehicle diagnostics, repair and servicing.

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ACTronics

International Pavilions

International Pavilions

Automechanika Birmingham welcomes pavilions of international exhibitors from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. 

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The Big UK Garage Event

Bodyshop Training Hub

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.

  • Expert advice and technical seminars specifically for the collision repair sector
  • Practical demonstrations provided by specialist training providers on key developments and challenges facing the collision repair sector
  • Contributors include: Thatcham Research, The Automotive Glazing Academy, Cornerstone Technologies and more.
     

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Remanufacturing Showcase

Remanufacturing Showcase

The Remanufacturing Showcase will feature products from thought leading exhibitors including, among many, Autocraft Solutions Group who will exhibit a 2.4L TDCi "PUMA" diesel engine, fully remanufactured to OEM standards; Turbo Technics who will show a hybrid turbocharger S280 Ford Fiesta 1.6 Ecoboost, Stage 2 and Remy presenting their remanufactured alternator.

NEW: Automechanika  Body & Paint World Championships

NEW: Automechanika  Body & Paint World Championships

The all new Automechanika Body & Paint World Championship will launch at Automechanika Birmingham 2019! Sponsored by Octoral, Debeer and Sherwin Williams, visitors will see a showcase of cars spray painted with designs to reflect the UK market which will be entered into a global scale competition – overall winners to be announced at Automechanika Frankfurt 2020!

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Bodyshop Zone

Bodyshop Zone

See a dedicated Bodyshop Training village of expert trainers as well as live demos for collision repair, paint and refinishing training.

Exhibitors include Jaytees, Flex Power Tools, Vixen Surface Treatments, SATA, FLP Group, Anest Iwata, Finishing Touch Alloys, Konsystem, Saima Meccanica, Ilke, Actia Automotive, Static Solutions Ltd, Nightsearcher, Hexis, Thatcham Research, Fujimi Europe and Techman.

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Workshop  Training Hub

Workshop  Training Hub

In association with Autotechnician,  sponsored by ACtronics.

Expert Sessions within Technical Talks

  • Frank Massey - Engine fault diagnosis, evidence-based prediction
  • James Dillon – Topic tbc
  • 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.

WTH

Workshop Training Hub Partners

Training demos and technical seminars from leading companies including:

  • Delphi Technologies – Diagnostics; On-vehicle diagnostic demonstrations of our DS Flash pass through tool. See how independent garages can give themselves VM-dealer level diagnostic and software update capability.
  • Hella Gutmann Solutions – ADAS; Live ADAS calibration on a vehicle, demonstrating setup requirements and procedures followed to attain a satisfactory and accurate ADAS calibration.
  • Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) – Hybrid & Electric Vehicles.
  • Snap-On – Wheel alignment.
  • Yuasa – Battery Technologies; GS Yuasa will offer live training from the presenters of their brand-new GS Yuasa Academy E-Learning. Topics include identifying the correct battery specification based on both vehicle and customer driving style; the importance of correct technology for vehicles featuring emission reduction systems; and growing battery business with a preventative maintenance programme.
  • ZF - High Voltage Technical Training; The product-oriented ZF [pro]Tech workshop service delivers the latest technical knowledge from one of the largest automotive suppliers in the world. ZF experts will be on hand to offer training advice on vehicle diagnostics, repair and servicing.

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ACTronics

 

 

 

Automechanika's Garage of the Year

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.

New categories for 2019 are ‘Garage Owner of the Year’, ‘Outstanding Achievement’ and ‘Commitment to Training and Standards’ whilst ‘Best Community Initiative’, ‘Auto-mechanik of the Year’, ‘Technology Innovation’ and ‘Business Innovation’ are the categories returning for 2019.

Garage Equipment Showcase

Garage Equipment Showcase

The best place to compare the latest large garage equipment including lifts and ramps from leading suppliers including Hofmann Megaplan and Snap On.
CPD Accredited Training

CPD Accredited Training

Global Skills Provider IMI will  provide free CPD accredited training on  a first come, first served basis. Upskill about electric vehicles for free this June!

Develop your skills in The Big UK Garage Event – head to the Technical Talks theatre and join seminars from the experts. Every session in the Technical Talks theatre and Bodyshop Training Hub will enable you to gain CPD points, fully accredited by the IMI.

Don’t miss sessions on:

  • Collision repair
  • Engine fault diagnosis
  • Skills or systems
  • Electric vehicles from fiction

IMI

 

Future Mobility & Innovation Showcase

Future Mobility & Innovation Showcase

New for 2019, working in association with the Department for International Trade and key industry partners, Automechanika Birmingham will host a dedicated showcase of the UK’s capabilities with the latest technologies in connected and autonomous vehicles, electrification, ultra-low emissions and battery technology.

Hosted by leaders in UK research and development this is a showcase not to be missed, and provides the opportunity to meet directly with those responsible for fostering innovation in the UK Automotive sector.

Future Mobility

 

SMMT Events

SMMT Events

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 - 4th June
We are delighted to announce that Simon Warburton, Group Engineering & Quality Director, Autocraft Solutions Group, Dr Chris Harris, CEO, YASA, Carol Burke, Managing Director, Unipart Manufacturing Group and Neil Morris, CEO, Faraday Institution, will be taking part in a panel discussion on opportunities around vehicle electrification for the supply chain.

SMMT Speakers

Meet the Buyer - 5th June
Confirmed buyers to date include:

Dearman, Faurecia, Jaguar Land Rover, Leyland Trucks, McLaren Automotive, Nissan, Radical Sportscars, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Sanoh Manufacturing, Sears Manufacturing, PSA Groupe, ZF Lemforder UK, Weichai, and ChangAn.

Click here for more information.

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SMMT Open Forum

Industry Forum Sessions

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.

Register for this session here

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.

Register for this session here

 

Keynote Panel Series

Keynote Panel Series

  • A dedicated series of headline forums and panel discussions throughout the day on Wednesday June 5th
  • Topics include: UK Automotive Sector Update, Electrification, Future Mobility and Connected & Autonomous Vehicles, UK Automotive Composites, and Fostering Innovation in the UK.
  • Contributors include: SMMT, Department for International Trade, Composites Leadership Forum, Bosch UK, Prodrive, Frost&Sullivan, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Gowling WLG, and more…

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.

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