One of the motifs from Rafael Neff

This year, a total of ten Automechanika trade fairs will be held around the globe with the focus on sustainability and the transformation of the automotive aftermarket. This transformation is also underlined by the new artistic motifs by photo artist Rafael Neff at the beginning of the year.

Neff has developed his very own visions on what could urban spaces look like in the future and how will one be mobile in the future. In the motifs, futuristic-looking metropolises, new components and solutions can now be discovered alongside classic aftermarket products.

These were elaborately photographed and artfully staged. Michael Johannes, Brand Manager Automechanika, explains: “The new motifs exemplify the transformation of mobility - and do so in a characteristic way that is well suited to an Automechanika and thus to the aftermarket. To realise this, our exhibitors continue to support us with their products and solutions. The pictures impressively show the diversity of the range of products at our fairs in a new futuristic context. For this year’s fairs, the topics of innovations, sustainability, transformation, further training and recruiting are at the top of the agenda.”

The second edition of the world’s leading trade fair Eurobike, driver of the sustainable mobility revolution with a focus on cycling, sport, health, travel and future smart mobility, will kick off in Frankfurt from June 21 to 25 with a lot of momentum. Thematic overlaps and synergies with Automechanika arise both in the field of electric drive systems.

This year, the first international meeting place for the automotive aftermarket will be in Shenzhen from February 15 to 18, organised by the Automechanika Shanghai team. At the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Centre, 3,500 companies will show their latest products and solutions.

In Malaysia, the next Automechanika Kuala Lumpur will be held from March 16 to 18 under the motto “Sourcing, Entertainment and Training”. The fair is an important industry meeting point for the Asean region, where more than 300 exhibiting companies will showcase their latest products. Visitors can expect an exciting live and online programme such as the Digitalisation and Electrification Conference, the Smart Factory & Industry 4.0 Conference and the Fleet Management Conference.

Kazakhstan, the country with the largest and most powerful economy in Central Asia is the ideal base for Automechanika Astana, which will take place from April 12 to 14. Futuroad Expo Astana, the only trade fair for commercial vehicles in Kazakhstan, will be held parallel to Automechanika Astana.