500 exhibitors from 23 countries attended the largest industry gathering of the year, with 120 new suppliers showcasing their products to a fully receptive market. 90% of the 12,145 visitors who visited were from the UK.
Leading names from the aftermarket helped to attract aftermarket visitors that comprised 88% of the overall audience, from a roster that included Euro Car Parts, Halfords, A1 Motor Services, Allspares, The AA, Motor Parts Direct, The Parts Alliance, GSF Car Parts, Volkswagen Group UK, Kwik-Fit, Formula 1 Autocentres, ATS Euromaster.
There was also very strong representation from the vehicle production sector, with key names such as Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Aston Martin, McLaren, Ford, Toyota Motor UK, Lotus, Airbus, Dyson Ltd, London Electric Vehicle Company, Caterpillar UK Ltd, Nissan, Alexander Dennis Ltd, Rolls Royce Motor Cars and Honda all flying the flag for the UK automotive industry.
The show attracted a high-quality audience, with 84% of visitors having purchasing authority. Visitors to the show stated that the reasons to attend included finding new suppliers, meeting existing suppliers, sourcing new innovation and upskilling their teams with the latest training on offer.
Jack Halliday, Automechanika Birmingham Event Director, said: “The feedback we received after the event also proved that Automechanika Birmingham is the market-leading event for the UK automotive industry, with 91% of visitors saying they were very satisfied with the show, and 83% of visitors stating that they would recommend the event to a colleague in the industry.
“With these stats in mind, and the fact that the industry’s largest names have already re-booked to attend in two years’ time, it means that 2021 is boding extremely well just after 2019 draws to a close.”
Automechanika Birmingham will return to the NEC on 8 to 10 June 2021. Leading suppliers have already confirmed their stands for the 2021 event, including Schaeffler, ZF, Mann Filter, GS YUASA, Valeo, NGK, HELLA, Bilstein and BM Catalysts.
Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,600* employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €733* million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events,
Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).
For more information, please visit our website at: www.messefrankfurt.com
* preliminary figures 2019
Background information on Messe Frankfurt UK Subsidiary
Messe Frankfurt UK is the subsidiary of the Messe Frankfurt Group in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Founded in 2018 at the acquisition of Automechanika Birmingham, and based near Guildford.