Automechanika Frankfurt will not happen in 2020 it has been announced.  The event will instead be held in 2021 and in odd years thereafter.


In a statement, the organisers said: “As you might have already expected: This is to inform you that Automechanika Frankfurt, the international industry gathering for the automotive aftermarket, is being postponed until 14 to 18 September 2021 in response to local and global measures implemented to stop the spread of COVID 19. From then on it will take place in the odd years”.

Detlef Braun, Member of the Executive Board of Messe Frankfurt, explained:

 “Our top priority is ensuring the health and safety of everyone – exhibitors and visitors alike – taking part in the event. With waves of the pandemic moving around the globe and many countries not expecting it to peak until the summer, I am certain that the decision to postpone Automechanika until September 2021 is the right one. Over the past two weeks in particular, we have been engaged in intensive discussions with our customers, partners and supporting associations, and they sent us a clear signal. By holding the event in 2021, we are responding to our customers’ wishes.”.

Automechanika Birmingham will happen in the same year as planned, due to ‘pent up demand’ in the UK aftermarket.


We’ll bring you more on this breaking story as we get it.

Published by GregWhitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist

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  1. Sad news of course but prudent to do this now given the logistical undertaking and preparation time most businesses put in. It’s a very busy show which would make social distancing impossible, the safety and well being of staff and customers is always of paramount importance. See you all in 2021 and stay safe.