AUTOMECHANIKA FRANKFURT 2014 (TFC Event) Detailed Event Information For AUTOMECHANIKA FRANKFURT 2014 (TFC Event)
AUTOMECHANIKA FRANKFURT 2014 (TFC Event) -- 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.

VALUE ADDED SERVICES

Trade Specialists from the following U.S. Embassies/Consulates will be on hand to provide export counseling to U.S. Exhibitors:

Belgium (CS Mission to the European Union)

Belgium

France

Germany

Greece

Hungary

Israel (Tel Aviv)

Israel (Jerusalem)

Italy

Jordan

Kuwait

Netherlands

Romania

Russia (St. Petersburg)

Slovakia

Spain

In 2012, the Commercial Service reported $50 Million in exports sales made by U.S. exhibitors at Automechanika Frankfurt 2010.

For exhibition space, U.S. companies should contact: BRIDGET FERRIS.

For additional Industry and Analysis information contact: ELIZABETH COUCH

Commercial Section Frankfurt, Germany contact: FELIX HAPPE


Contacts:
Volker Wirsdorf, Frankfurt
Senior Commercial Specialist
Phone: 49-69-7535 3150
Volker.Wirsdorf@trade.gov
Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs
International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-0671
Michael.Thompson@trade.gov
Elizabeth Couch, Aerospace/Autos
International Economist
Phone: 202-482-2120
Elizabeth.Couch@trade.gov
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