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Wednesday, 14 September 2016 11:27

Automechanika Chicago, NACE to Combine Forces in 2017

Automechanika Chicago and NACE have signed a letter of intent to combine forces beginning in 2017.

According to Automechanika Chicago, the co-production will create a unified stage using NACE’s strong relationships within the collision and OE community combined with Automechanika Chicago’s global strength throughout the automotive aftermarket. Working in collaboration, the two entities will forge a partnership focused on training and product discovery for automotive technicians, shop owners and parts distributors. A combined Automechanika Chicago and NACE show will take place July 26-29, 2017 in Chicago.

“We are extremely pleased with this alliance," stated Dennis Smith, president and CEO of trade fair organizer Messe Frankfurt North America. "The industry has been asking for this, and we listened. By combining the expertise of two undisputed market leaders, Automechanika Chicago and NACE, we are confident in our ability to offer a comprehensive platform for companies interested in reaching collision and mechanical repair shops en masse.”

Automechanika Chicago produced its inaugural show in April of 2015 in partnership with UBM, formerly Advanstar Communications, training more than 2,000 technicians and shop owners. NACE has served the automotive repair and collision market for more than 30 years.

"The strong commitment to the automotive industry by each of these groups solidifies the combined position to exceed the demands of the market," a statement from Messe Frankfurt read.

For more information, visit www.AutomechanikaChicago.com.