Automechanika Frankfurt organiser Messe Frankfurt says transformation and sustainability will be key topics at the 2024 event, with new elements created to promote discussion on the circular economy, electromobility, alternative fuels, sustainability, connectivity, and AI.
The transformation theme will appear throughout the fringe programme with exhibitors able to choose from a range of different event formats. These include a new addition to the Sustainability Court in Hall 5, where car manufacturers, suppliers and those involved in the aftermarket can present sustainable solutions, as well as discuss them on stage and in the nearby networking area.
At the Future Mobility Park, visitors can test vehicles with alternative drive systems and innovative future solutions. The expert forum ‘Innovation4Mobility’ will take place in Hall 3, featuring lectures and discussion panels covering topics about fundamental changes in the mobility industry.
The theme has been well received by the industry, with leading companies announcing that they will present relevant products and solutions for the aftermarket and original equipment sectors. With little less than a year until the event, registrations are already around 20 per cent above the 2023 participation level.
“We are experiencing a lot of demand for stand enlargements and are especially pleased that some renowned companies are back onboard after a longer break,” said Olaf Musshoff, Show Director at Automechanika Frankfurt. “This includes Borsehung, Exedy, Marelli Aftermarket, Niterra, SKF, Sogefi and Trucktec in the parts and components product area; 3M, Axalta, PPG and Spanesi for body and paint; Sonax for the trend topic of detailing; and Airbest Industry, Cormach, OMCN, Rabotti, Rotar Marchinery Industrial for workshop equipment.”
Michael Johannes, Vice President Mobility & Logistics at Messe Frankfurt, said that the organisation and its series of Automechanika fairs will be a “driving force in the challenge of making the aftermarket fit for e-mobility.”
“In doing so, we focus on our customers’ need for economical and future-proof repair solutions,” he added.”
Automechanika Frankfurt 2024 will take place from 10 to 14 September.