Press Release

South Africa’s Leading International Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry targeting Trade Visitors from the Sub-Saharan Region

6 - 9 May 2015
Johannesburg Expo Centre, Nasrec

9 March 2015

Roger Houghton Tel: +27 12 998 1771 Fax +27 11 494 5004 2015

Tel +27 11 494 5003
Fax +27 11 494 5004


The organisers of the 2015 edition of Automechanika Johannesburg are well advanced with arrangements for Sub-Saharan Africa’s most important automotive aftermarket event. It will take place at the Expo Centre, Nasrec, from May 6-9.

This will be the fourth occasion that this world-rated trade fair will be staged in Johannesburg and it is proving to be an increasingly important gateway for exhibitors to expand their business footprint into Africa.

Last year’s business-to-business show attracted 643 exhibitors from 23 countries, with the majority coming from outside Africa. The number of trade visitors who came to Expo Centre over the four days totalled 12 400.

The show will again be arranged in seven groupings: Parts & Components, Electronics & Systems, Accessories and Tuning, Repair & Maintenance, IT & Management, Service Stations & Car Wash, Safari and Off-road Vehicles, Utility Vehicles and Trailers.

In addition there will be several fringe programmes: Truck Competence, Automechanika Academy, Innovation Awards and the Green Directory.

Background information on Automechanika Johannesburg

Automechanika Johannesburg is part of the global group of Automechanika automotive aftermarket business- to-business trade shows and business events with its portfolio of 15 trade fairs in 14 countries (4 continents).

Automechanika Johannesburg is licensed to SA Shows Messe Frankfurt (Pty) Ltd, part of the Messe Frankfurt Group. It is the largest event of its kind on the African continent and serves South Africa and sub-Saharan Africa since 2009

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Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €550* million in sales and employing more than 2200* people worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and around 50 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2014, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 120* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany.

Comprising an area of 578,000 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres.

The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 per cent and the State of Hesse 40 per cent.

Further information on the company can be found at
* preliminary numbers (2014)

Automechanika Johannsburg 2013 proved an important networking opportunity for the local aftermarket. Training is an important aspect of Automechanika trade fairs worldwide

For more information contact:

Philip Otto 011-494-4287 and
Robert Kaiser 011-494-5003

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