Automechanika Buenos Aires: facts and figures
November, 7 - 10, 2018 La Rural Trade Center, Buenos Aires Register

Facts and figures

Automechanika Buenos Aires, organized jointly by Messe Frankfurt Argentina and the Association of Argentine Components Manufacturers (AFAC), is the leading event of the automotive industry. As a key referent of the sector, it gathers its main players. Know the most relevant facts and figures.

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The 2018 edition will have an area of 35,000 sqm in which approximately 450 local and international exhibitors will show their technological advances to about 30,000 qualified visitors.

Automechanika Buenos Aires 2016 from the rear-view mirror

Automechanika Buenos Aires figures

Brief report of the last edition

In 2016, it closed its doors with positive figures that were higher compared to the ones of the previous edition. 398 exhibiting companies coming from the following 18 countries took part in the trade fair: Germany, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Spain, United States, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Poland, Taiwan, and Turkey. In time, it was visited by 29,802 business professionals coming from 35 countries. The growth was also seen in the covered area, which was of about 27,000 sqm, 17% higher compared to 2014.

Visitors’ graphics

automechanika Buenos Aires: Trade visitors' objectives
Automechanika Buenos Aires: Visitors - area of responsability
Automechanika Aires: Visitors - interest in the product range
Automechanika Buenos Aires: Visitantes - Purchasing autorithy
Automechanika Buenos Aires: Visitors - overall assessment
Automechanika Buenos Aires: Visitors - intention to visit next edition

Exhibitors’ graphics 

Automechanika Buenos Aires: Exhibitors - Objectives of participation
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Automechanika Buenos Aires: Exhibitors - level of satisfaction
Automechanika Buenos Aires: Exhibitors - intention to participate in next edition

Product groups

Automechanika Buenos Aires presents all the spare part market production chain. A full proposal in parts for vehicles.

Parts & Components

Powertrain. Chassis. Bodywork. Standard parts. Interior. Alternative drive systems original equipment. Charging accessories. Regenerated, reconditioned and restored parts for passenger vehicles and utility vehicles. Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

Electronics & Systems

Engine electronics. Vehicle illumination. On-board power supply system. Intelligent traffic systems (ITS) / Vehicle safety. Comfort electronics. Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

Accessories & Customizing

Accessories for motor vehicles in general. Technical customizing. Visual customizing. Infotainment. Special vehicles, equipment and retrofitting. Car trailers and small utility vehicle trailers, spare parts and accessory parts for trailers. Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

Repair & Maintenance

Workshop equipment and tools. Bodywork repair. Painting and corrosion protection. Maintenance and repair of vehicle superstructures. Towing service, accident assistance and mobile services. Disposal and recycling. Workshop and car dealer equipment. Oils and lubricants. Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

Dealer & Workshop Management

Workshop, dealership, filling station planning and construction; Dealer management systems; Workshop management; Basic and advanced training; Workshop and dealership marketing; Internet service providers and vehicle marts; Economic regeneration, cluster initiatives; Industry institutions and publishers.

Car Wash, Care & Reconditioning

Washing. Vehicle care. Vehicle reconditioning. Charging infrastructure and refuelling. Industry institutions and specialist publishers.

Alternative Drive Systems & Digital Solutions

Electromobility and other alternative drive systems; Connected cars and vehicle safety; Mobility services; New workshop technologies; Cluster initiatives and economic support; Industry institutions and publishers


Tyres; Wheels and wheel rims; Tyre repair; Used tyres; Tyre management and systems; Sales equipment and storage of tyres; Industry institutions and publishers.

Truck Competence

Truck Competence

In Automechanika Buenos Aires, the booths that exhibit products and services for trucks are indicated with the Truck Competence orange pictogram. This is the concept with which Messe Frankfurt distinguishes the whole value chain in the heavy vehicle segment, from parts and accessories and equipment for specialized repair shops, to repair and maintenance. 

Automechanika + Reifen, ensamblando experiencias


The strategic association sealed in 2016 between Automechanika and REIFEN, the main event of the tyre industry, foresees excellent perspectives to strengthen both fairs.

In Argentina, the successful integration of these leading exhibitions in their respective sectors will enable to increase the number of products and services presented and related to tires, rims, etc. In this way, they will be able to expand the professional visitors groups and promote business.

Visitors’ profile

Automechanika Buenos Aires Visitors

Every two years, Automechanika Buenos Aires receives about 30,000 qualified visitors from different countries of the world. Among the main visitors we find:

  • Mechanical and electronic engineers
  • Qualified operators
  • Workshoppers
  • Mechanics
  • Automation and robotics technicians
  • Original equipment manufacturers (OEM)
  • Manufacturers and distributors of spare parts and accessories
  • Business professionals of the sector
  • Suppliers of services
  • Specialists in planning, direction and execution of designs and projects
  • Consultants in legal, economic and financial engineering

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