The inaugural Automechanika Birmingham exhibition, to be staged at the NEC from the 7th to the 9th June, has become a truly international automotive event with 38 per cent of exhibitors representing 30 key automotive countries around the globe. Major supply chain and aftermarket manufacturers are represented.
The exhibition boasts two national pavilions from Itayl and Spain, with the Spanish pavilion organised by Sernauto, the Spanish Automotive Equipment and Components Manufacturers Association. Each country pavilion has five companies covering products or services for the automotive aftermarket or supply chain. Spanish companies range from suppliers of water pumps, engine components through to a global energy supply business. Italian companies cover transmissions, pumps and compressors to pigments and additives.
The scale of the international nature of the exhibition is reflected in the scope of country pavilions, the largest representing China with 61 aftermarket and supply chain companies taking part. Korea, an increasingly important global automotive player, has a pavilion represented by 16 key automotive suppliers. And Taiwan has 15 companies exhibiting largely reflecting the supply of components to the automotive aftermarket, the major companies from this country include Sheng Teng Electron International, Trisco Technology Corporation and CCYS HI Tech International.
“The motor industry in Britain is proving to be one of the most successful and innovative globally”, said event director, Simon Albert. “It is, therefore, no wonder that major automotive supply companies are anxious to develop working relationships with UK vehicle manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers. By the same token, the number of global companies attracted by the successful aftermarket in the UK is again proof of the buoyancy of the UK economy.”