Automechanika Dubai, held June 2-4, 2015 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre in Dubai, UAE, set new records in its 13-year history with 30,835 trade buyers from 130 countries in attendance. Exhibitors, totaling 1,889 in number, from 59 countries occupied 17 per cent more floor space than they did in 2014.

Among the more innovative product launches at the event, the organizers report, was Irish company No-H2O’s waterless car wash solutions. No-H20 signed a partnership agreement with Central Trading Company (CTC) in terms of which CTC will take on the role of master franchisee and act as the exclusive distributor for No-H2O in the UAE. “This region is faced with a lot of water consumption issues and No-H20 supports the growing need to preserve water and reduce waste,” said Mohammed Aqel, general manager of CTC. “No-H2O is also the only product of its kind approved for use on commercial aircraft such as Boeing and Airbus, so it’s highly accredited.”