Comprising main areas for the Aftermarket and The Big UK Garage Event, plus a Vehicle Production zone, more than 500 exhibitors will pack into the NEC as they promote their products and services to the expanding visitor audience of independent garages, motor factors, retailers, bodyshops and dealerships.
This year, mechanic and motorcycle racer turned television presenter, Guy Martin, will officially open ‘The Big UK Garage Event’. Jack Halliday, Event Director of Automechanika Birmingham, said: “It’s fantastic that Guy Martin is officially opening The Big UK Garage Event at Automechanika Birmingham 2019 and only adds to the buzz there is around the event as we countdown to it. There’s so much for visitors to see and do at the event – if there is one place to visit this year, The Big UK Garage Event will offer the most valuable day out of their business all year.”
The event will also offer exclusive show deals, big giveaways, competition prizes worth over £26,000! Plus, celebrity appearances from 7 BTCC drivers and Edd China across the three days. Garages will also benefit from free technical training in the Workshop Training Hub and Bodyshop Training Hub, all accredited by the IMI and enabling garages to add to their CPD points. Major brands exhibiting include: Schaeffler, ZF, DENSO, MAHLE Aftermarket, Delphi Technologies, Valeo, Bosch, Hella, Bilstein Group, MANN + HUMMEL, NGK and Yuasa. Other exhibitors include Snap on, Sealey, Launch UK, Hickleys, Pichler, Franklin Tools, Morris Lubricants, Hofmann Megaplan, Tool Connection, Stanners Garage Equipment and many others.
In addition, Automechanika Birmingham 2019 has announced a series of new initiatives dedicated to bodyshops which will feature at this year’s show, to feed demand from bodyshop professionals. The set of initiatives, fuelled by the appetite shown at Automechanika Birmingham 2018, will include a new Bodyshop Zone and the new Automechanika Body & Paint World Championship, alongside the Bodyshop Training Hub featuring collision repair, paint and refinishing training as well as live demos from expert trainers. The Bodyshop Zone will include the new Automechanika Body & Paint World Championship, sponsored by Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes and SATA. Visitors will witness a showcase of spray-painted car bonnets with designs to reflect the UK market. Automechanika Birmingham will mark the first stage of the contest that will be held at five other Automechanika shows worldwide, from Europe to China.