AUTOMECHANIKA BIRMINGHAM HIGHLIGHTS 2017

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This year’s Automechanika Birmingham show attracted over 800 exhibitors and 12,000 visitors including garages, motor factors and parts retailers.

With the extra hall space and longer opening hours meant aftermarket professionals had more opportunities to discover new technology, learn new skills and network with other industry experts.

For those who missed out  can watch show highlights in the video below and get a sneak peak into the third edition taking place next year.

ECP BOSS WARNS OF BLOCK EXEMPTION ‘EXISTENTIAL THREAT’

Andy Hamilton rails against VM ‘mini monopolies’ and demands that the UK government and the CMA take action in face of ‘abuse’ of the rules

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PRA BOSS CALLS FOR FORECOURT ‘PINGDEMIC’ EXCLUSION

‘Forecourt workers are essential and should be exempt from self-isolation requirements if fully vaccinated’, say PRA

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YORKSHIRE EXHAUST SPECIALISTS SAY ‘YES’ TO AAG BUYOUT

Leeds-based firm had been a UAN member and employed over 60 people

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NEW TRADE COALITION FORMED TO FIGHT BLOCK EXEMPTION THREAT

AFCAR comprises of bosses from four major UK trade bodies

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HALFORDS TO HIRE 700 TECHNICIANS

Chain hiring following a busy year for vehicle mobile servicing and pedal cycles

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  1. very disappointed with the level of visitors. Both at factor / distributor and garage level. With the exception of Ireland, little or no overseas visitors.
    Wont be there next year. I understand that many of the big boys wont be there also as they focus on the main event in Frankfurt.
    No doubt the promoters will put lots of positive spin on this years figures but the mood was generally one of poor value / return for the spend. This is from a parts perspective – could be different for equipment perhaps?