South Africa’s leading international trade fair for the automotive service industry targeting trade visitors from the Sub-Saharan Region is set to return to the Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 15-18 March 2022.
Automechanika Johannesburg is collocated with Futuroad Expo, sub-Saharan Africa’s leading professional event for the truck, bus, and commercial vehicle industry as well as Scalex Johannesburg, a leading platform for digital integrated solutions in supply chains and logistics.
“Due to the global pandemic and lockdown restrictions in South Africa, we are unable to host the seventh edition of Automechanika Johannesburg in 2021. The new dates give us sufficient time to prepare for the show. We know that the industry is ready and waiting for the next automotive event,“ says Joshua Low, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt South Africa. “Automechanika is the shop window for innovations in the automotive aftermarket across the entire value chain, and is the ideal meeting place for all involved in the industry,“ adds Low.
The 2019 event proved to be the unprecedented meeting place for the automotive after market. and welcomed attendees and visitors from African countries, and featured 23 International exhibiting countries, 140 B2B meetings and 18,422 sqm of exhibition space, making it the largest event of its kind hosted in South Africa and remains the largest automotive aftermarket show on the continent.
“The ‘Automotive Remanufacturers’ Association’ (ARA), a constituent and proud Association of the ‘Retail Motor Industry Organisation’ (RMI), is looking forward to the upcoming Automechanika Johannesburg event coming 2022, where we plan to host yet another ARA Conference for our Member businesses, with key Industry (and multi-international) stakeholders and speakers, specialising in Automotive Engineering, Diesel Fuel Injection, and Automotive Components fields, respectively. This event plays a very important role in South Africa’s automotive industry both locally and abroad,” says Attie Serfontein, National Director of the Automotive Remanufacturers’ Association.
The four-day Automechanika Johannesburg 2022 will be the platform for industry peers to grow their business at the FREE-TO-ATTEND skills development workshops, an array of new product launches, local and international exhibiting companies showcasing the latest product innovations and technologies making the event the ideal meeting place for all involved in the industry, dealerships, and trade stores as well as the maintenance and repair sector.
“The rapidly changing technologies and operating processes in the motor industry, has a profound effect on the way companies do business. Therefore, the 2022 edition of Automechanika Johannesburg will be supported by a comprehensive seminar and skills development programme to encourage upskilling of employees and the development of innovative products and processes,“ concludes Low.
Exhibition and Sponsorship packages are now open. Contact Portfolio Director, Tracy Gounden on Tracy.Gounden@za.messefrankfurt.com for more information.