The 23rd Automechanika, held September 16 to 20, 2014 in Frankfurt, Germany, set a new exhibitor record with 4,631 companies from 71 countries displaying their products and services. Though not a record, a sizable 140,000 trade visitors from 173 countries attended the show, 60 percent of who came from outside Germany.

Visitors showed particular interest in subjects such as alternative power trains, fully automatic digital reception processes, energy efficiency, lightweight construction solutions, accessories, customizing, car media, and 3D printing. “More than ever before, Automechanika in Frankfurt has shown itself to be a platform for the presentation of important, future-oriented technologies as the key to tomorrow’s developments throughout the entire automotive aftermarket,” said a spokesperson for the show.