UK Garage and Bodyshop Event unveils strong line up of training partners and exhibitors for June 2022

The new UK Garage and Bodyshop Event (brought to market by the organisers of Automechanika Birmingham and auto:resource) is already proving popular with major automotive aftermarket suppliers, with the first companies confirmed to participate on 8th and 9th June 2022, being announced.

Bosch Automotive Aftermarket UK, Bosch Car Service, HC-CARGO, Dayco Europe, TMD Friction, Liqui Moly UK, Valeo Service UK, ZF [pro] Tech and Autogem Invicta are the first training partners to commit to the new dedicated event for training, technology and tools for the garage and bodyshop sector. There will also be a major presence from training partner Automotive Alliance Group who have confirmed GroupAuto and UAN will showcase their Garage Networks, Autocare and United Garage Services alongside the NAPA brand.


Many other suppliers have already confirmed their participation and benefited from the special rate on offer for early bird bookings. Grant Elrick, Sales Director of UK Automotive commented: “We have been amazed by the incredible response from the industry since we launched this event to market. It is clear from many conversations with major OE suppliers that face-to-face engagement with customers whether it’s training, product launches or networking has been missed. This new event will bring the garage and bodyshop sector together in a new format to meet the needs of the market.”


The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, presented by Automechanika was launched to meet market demand and welcome the return of face-to-face events next year, after the organisers surveyed over 300 garages and consulted with suppliers. With resounding industry backing and support, the event has been designed so that suppliers can deliver live demonstrations, technical seminars and high-value training to a captivated core audience of garage and bodyshop customers.

There will be live demonstrations and accredited training across three key areas: EV Hybrid, Workshop and Collision Repair, each offering technical seminars from industry experts covering ADAS, MOT, safety/service and repair, diagnostics, plus more. Other themes to be discussed will be post covid recovery, impacts of Brexit, skills shortage and recruitment.


Michael Gougeon, Marketing Director of Valeo, is already looking forward to the innovative event: “After facing multiple challenges across the past couple of years, like many, we are delighted to be supporting a national event meeting our garage customers in person and showcasing our latest developments linked to electrification, reduction in CO2 emissions and also transmission technology.”


Bob Ackroyd, Managing Director at GROUPAUTO UK & IRELAND LTD, Part of the Alliance Automotive Group explains: “The services and training we provide to our networks are designed to equip garage businesses for the future. This new event is the perfect platform to showcase that, while engaging face-to-face directly, and understanding business needs at the coal face so we can continue to meet market demand.”

Other suppliers taking presence at the 2022 event include MAM Software, BSI, Sykes Pickavant, Kalimex, Keytracker, Maverick Diagnostics, Absolute Alignment and more.

If you’d like to exhibit at the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event 2022, enquire to participate to receive an exclusive early bird discount rate.

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Messe Frankfurt Group employs around 2,500* people in a total of 30 subsidiaries. The company generated annual sales of approximately €250* million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €738 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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* preliminary figures 2020

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