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Technical training in the spotlight at UK Garage and Bodyshop as exhibitors top up skills

17 May 2022

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event in June will give technicians an opportunity to refresh their skills and technical understanding with the latest industry trends and insights, with a whole host of exhibitors offering seminars.

The one-of-a-kind event at Birmingham’s NEC is aimed at helping attendees grow their businesses and is therefore providing a wide selection of informative workshops and talks from over 45 industry speakers and 100 leading industry suppliers.

“Our exceptional line up of industry talent will give our attendees tangible knowledge and skills to take back to their businesses, enabling them to futureproof their workshops, adapt working practices, and thrive in the changing landscape of the industry,” said Grant Elrick, sales director at exhibition organisers Messe Frankfurt UK.

“Garages and bodyshops can’t afford to stand still as technology and working methods move forward, and the commercial know-how is as important as ever given the current costs of operating a business. We have some of the best industry talent attending and so it’s a must to attend for those who don’t want to fall behind the curve!” Elrick adds.

The UK Garage and Bodyshop Event’s dedicated training hubs will feature big names in the automotive industry with Andy Savva and the Modern Workshop showcase offering talks about what bodyshop managers need to do to take their workshops to new heights.

Bringing a huge focus on the collision repair sector for the first time, the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event features demonstrations by GYS who will showcase heat induction, spot welds, riveting and dent pulling. Tersoson will be in attendance with a live OEM seam sealing replication demo, and Cornerstone Technologies will give visitors a chance to see paintless dent repair in action.

To help maximise time out of the workshop at the industry’s biggest in-person event since 2019, the UK Garage and Bodyshop’s training partner Bosch will be showcasing its latest ADAS 3000 kit and discussing all things digitalisation. RPM Welding Consultants will exhibit its IMI-accredited GYS equipment. And Valeo will have on-demand training sessions on dual dry clutch removal and refitting.

Visitors to the UK Garage and Bodyshop Event can also see dedicated training sessions from leading suppliers such as Group Auto, Snap-On, Castrol, Autogem, The Tool Connection and Liqui Moly. Training sessions and live talks will cover TPMS, intelligent diagnostics, getting ready for EVs, The Dos and Don’ts of DPF Repair, The Future of Hydrogen and much more.

Technicians can expect a whole host of benefits this June at the one-of-a-kind UK Garage and Bodyshop Event, including free breakfast before 10am and free parking (subject to availability).

The free-to-register, national event is open to the entire industry and organisers have put together a bumper bundle of unmissable benefits, as they gear up for record numbers of visitors.

The UK Garage and Bodyshop is running with a wide complement of support from the automotive industry. The event is partnered by some big names across automotive suppliers, trade federations, and press publications, including Aftermarket, Auto Repair Focus, Autotechnician, Automotive technology, Avia Autos, BEN, Bodyshop, Car Mechanic, CAT, Garagewire, GEA, HEVRA, IAAF, IGA, IMI, Motor Ombudsman, NBRA, School of Thought, SMMT, Thatcham Research, and The Garage.

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Hayley Evans + 44 (0) 7540 285300


Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. The Messe Frankfurt Group employs around 2,500* people in a total of 30 subsidiaries. The company generated annual sales of approximately €250* million in 2020 after having recorded sales of €738 million the previous year. Even in difficult times caused by the coronavirus pandemic, we are globally networked with our industry sectors. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. We are expanding our digital expertise with new business models. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

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* preliminary figures 2020


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