Automechanika Birmingham has announced it will be postponing its UK event to June 2023, maintaining its alternation with Automechanika Frankfurt.
Automechanika Frankfurt was recently moved in its full form to September 2022 due to ongoing international travel restrictions following the coronavirus pandemic.
Organisers of Automechanika Birmingham, Messe Frankfurt UK, reportedly made the decision following close discussion with exhibitors and other key stakeholders in the UK aftermarket.
Through this consultation process, there has reportedly been an interest from suppliers and manufacturers for a face-to-face national event to take place sooner than 2023.The organisers have, therefore, revealed that they are working with suppliers to formulate a specialist national garage and bodyshop event in 2022, with more details to follow soon.
Simon Albert, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt UK, said: “We could never have imagined that when we closed the doors to a successful Automechanika Birmingham in 2019, it would be four years until the next edition. Despite these acutely challenging times, we will continue to support the automotive industry by running quality events at the right time for our partners. It has been clear from our conversations with suppliers that the industry has missed events and we look forward to providing them again soon.”
Automechanika Frankfurt Digital Plus will run 14 -16 September 2021, and will then take place in its familiar format on the trade fair grounds in Germany 13 -17 September 2022.
The Birmingham event will return to the NEC on 6-8 June 2023. More details will be released about the specialist UK garage and bodyshop event in 2022 in due course.