Source: Automechanika Birmingham announcement

BIRMINGHAM, U.K. — The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, presented by Automechanika Birmingham, provides the first opportunity for the industry to meet face to face on this scale since 2019, and get hands-on, learn, network and prepare for the fast-evolving landscape of the automotive industry.

With just under three months to go until the inaugural event, exhibitors are giving a glimpse of what visitors can expect to see at the show, taking place from June 8th – 9th at Birmingham’s NEC.

“The tools we want to equip our visitors with go beyond the technician’s toolbox, and includes the knowledge, technology and equipment in the back-office function that help body shops and garages to run their businesses more efficiently and profitably,” says Kristian Johnstone, Project Director at Messe Frankfurt UK, organizers of the exhibition.

Attending the first UK Garage and Bodyshop Event is Bosch Automotive Aftermarket, showcasing its latest developments for ADAS, and covering themes such as digitalization. Bosch will have a vehicle on its stand, demonstrating ADAS 3000 and diagnostics kit, plus scenarios and live demos for visitors. Bosch’s Extra Loyalty Programme will also be introduced to garages wishing to learn more.

Training partners and exhibitors include Autogem, Automotive Alliance Group (Group Auto), Bilstein Group (Blue print & febi Bilstein) Bosch Automotive Aftermarket UK, Castrol with their ambassador partner, The Race Group, Dayco Europe, Liqui Moly UK, LKQ Euro Car Parts, Snap-on Diagnostics, Thatcham Research, The Tool Connection, Tunap, Valeo, and ZF [pro]Tech.

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event will offer owners and technicians the skills and know-how to futureproof their business, with unfettered access to over 100-leading suppliers, showcasing the latest in service and repair products, diagnostics and garage equipment.

Additionally, the Electric Vehicle (EV) Training Hub will explore the rise of electrification, ADAS and autonomous technology, battery removal, and the changing infrastructure of rapid charging systems. Supporting this hub are expert voices from Alliance Automotive Group, Hybrid Electric Vehicle Repairers Association (HEVRA), Institute of Motor Industry (IMI), and Tool Connection.