The professional side of the collision repair trade will this year gear up to take on the automotive premier trade show which is due to take place late in September.

Organisers are already at work developing a big focus on all areas of the automotive repair trade for the whole of the African automotive aftermarket following on successful developments in the global showcase offered by Automechanika.

New innovative business matchmaking offers for truck competency product innovation awards and other areas of electro mobility training and environmental substantiability will feature in a big way as the push to further business in the repair and maintenance and collision repair markets and logistics.

“These developments on new trends is a given for us,” says show manager, Robert Kaiser. The show will open from 27-30 September 2017.

Already the Collision Repair Association are set to bring the major professional body shops to the trade fair by holding a cross industry morning breakfast conference, with the assistance of international keynote speakers.

If you would like more information contact or call Robert Kaiser on +27 (0)10 599 6165 or show director, Phillip Otto on                          + 27 (0)10 599 6164.




Marking its second year in the new expanded venue, the 12th edition of Marking Marking its second year in the new expanded venue, the 12th edition of Automechanika Shanghai continued to grow proving to be the ideal platform offering massive opportunities for information exchange, marketing, trading and education in the automotive world. The exhibition space increased by 12% and they opened up two new halls for a total of 13 halls, held in Shanghai 30 November to 3 December last year.

An increase in exhibition space also allowed for an increase in exhibitors. There were 5 756 exhibitors which was an increase of 7% over the last year, from 42 countries and regions filling the halls. A sizeable jump in visitors of 9% to 120 000 from 140 countries and regions was also recorded.

The continued success and expansion of Automechanika Shanghai opened new options for special zones. The Electronics & Systems sector saw gains and filled Hall 4.1. There was a full spectrum of Electronics & Systems sector exhibitors at the show, including first and second tier vehicle suppliers, telematics companies, mobile phone and network carriers software developers, internet providers and suppliers of traffic technology offered products and solutions for connected cars and mobility solutions for the future. Exhibiting companies in the Electronics & Systems sectors included Aborn, China-SHB Group, HuiRun, Mobiletron, Ri Yong-Jea, Wai Global, Yundi, among others.

The connectivity zone within the Electronics & Systems hall amplified the latest trends in connectivity, alternative drives, automated driving and mobility services. For the first time in this zone, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) brought approximately 20 companies to exhibit at the show.

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