Automechanika takes place in Frankfurt, Germany September 16-20 2014. To date, 90 percent of the car wash exhibition space at Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre has already been booked with confirmed participation by key players such as Alfred Kärcher Vertriebs-GmbH, Otto Christ AG, and WashTec Cleaning Technology GmbH. Taking part for the first time this year are KKE Wash Systems from India and Belgium’s Ergox and Mauqouy Token Company.

“For us, this trade fair is the leading event for the national and international car wash business,” said Stefan Schwarzer, sales manager of Otto Christ AG, Wash Systems.

EUnited Vehicle Cleaning, the European Association of Vehicle Cleaning Equipment founded in 2012, is planning a several-day seminar program for operators of car wash systems at the 2014 event. "We see Automechanika as a platform for the exchange of information between manufacturers and car wash operators,” said association managing director Dr. Peter Hug.

A lecture block entitled “Vehicle cleaning — Efficient, Safe, and Sound” will cover subjects including Water Retreatment in Vehicle Wash Systems, Water Efficiency — EU Regulations on Resource Efficiency and the Impact on Vehicle Cleaning, Customer Satisfaction in the Car Wash Business, Safety First: How to Prevent Accidents with Car Wash Equipment, and Car Washes — Winter Services vs. Washing Cars in Summer. All lectures will be translated simultaneously into English and German.