AUTOMECHANIKA FRANKFURT 2014 Detailed Event Information For AUTOMECHANIKA FRANKFURT 2014
AUTOMECHANIKA FRANKFURT 2014 -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Automobile/Light Truck/Vans
Location/Date: Frankfurt, Germany 09/16/2014 - 09/20/2014
Event Summary:
Automechanika is the world's largest automotive trade show. Held bi-annually in Frankfurt, the event draws thousands of attendees in the automotive industry from around the world. Held with the support of important industry associations, Automechanika has become a growing platform for the automotive business in the German and European markets. Automechanika 2012 hosted 4,593 exhibitors from 70 countries, while welcoming 147,715 attendees.

Sales Potential – The German economy is the world's fourth largest and, after the expansion of the EU, accounts for more than one-fifth of European Union GDP. Germany is the United States' largest European trading partner and is the sixth largest market for U.S. exports. Germany's "social market" economy largely follows free-market principles, but with a considerable degree of government regulation and generous social welfare programs. Germany is the largest consumer market in the European Union with a population of 80.5 million. However, the significance of the German marketplace goes well beyond its borders. An enormous volume of worldwide trade is conducted in Germany at some of the world's largest trade events, such as Germany is the largest market in the EU for automotive products, with 46.6 million passenger vehicles and 3.2 million heavy trucks on the road. In Western Europe, German manufacturers account for 47 percent of all vehicles sold, and worldwide, for close to 20 percent. German automobile manufacturers are cutting costs by replacing many of their European suppliers with U.S. suppliers, for their U.S. and other global plants. For this reason, U.S. automotive parts manufacturers are well placed to supply German plants in the United States and around the world.

Automechanika is unique in the wide range of product categories showcased during the exhibition.

Parts and Systems

Accessories and Tuning

Repair and Maintenance

IT and Management

Service Station and Car Wash

The U.S. Commercial Service is actively promoting this event in Europe and the Middle East. Commercial Service staff from Germany, Jordan, Greece, UK, Poland, the Netherlands and other countries in the region will be available at the exhibition to assist U.S. firms with their export needs. Services offered include:

- Business-to-Government (B2G) counseling by U.S. Commercial Service automotive industry trade specialists, either in person or prior to the trade show.

- Pre-show dissemination of market research.

Interested U.S. exhibitors should contact Bridget Ferris, International Sales & Marketing Manager, Messe Frankfurt USA.


Contacts:
Bridget Ferris, Senior International Sales Manager - Messe Frankfurt Inc.

Phone: 770-984-8016 ext.426
bridget.ferris@usa.messefrankfurt.com
Felix Happe, Frankfurt
Commercial Assistant
Phone: +49-69-7535-3153
Felix.Happe@trade.gov
Iris Kapo, Philadelphia
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 215-597-6127
Iris.Kapo@trade.gov
Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
Michael.Thompson@trade.gov
Volker Wirsdorf, Frankfurt
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49-69-7535 3150
Volker.Wirsdorf@trade.gov