This year visitors to the NEC got two for the price of one on shows, with Automechanika Birmingham and SUBCON running concurrently across 4-6 June…

This year, Torque collaborated with Automechanika Birmingham as a media partner, exhibiting on a stand and interacting with old and new faces in the automotive industry.

The show has been hailed the ‘best attended Automechanika Birmingham to date’ by Event Director Jack Halliday, seeing 12,145 visitors walk the halls over the three days.

500 exhibitors from 23 countries showed off their latest and greatest products and technical innovations, with 120 companies exhibiting at the show for the first time.

According to the organisers, 87% of space has already been reserved for Automechanika Birmingham’s return in 2021, which will become a biennial event after this year.

Take a look at some of the show’s best bits here >

On the opposite side of the NEC, more than 4,000 visitors descended on SUBCON trade show, which runs alongside the Engineer Expo and Advanced Manufacturing show. Over 80% of those visitors hold CEO, Managing Director or other managerial roles.

Lining the hall were more than 350 exhibitors from the automotive, aerospace, electronics, materials, energy, rail, oil and gas, and defence and security sectors.

“This is the first time we have exhibited at any event; we found the experience very good and have secured new customers within just one week after the show. It was very well organised, and we would definitely consider doing it again.”

James Rigby, PCT Engineering

Torque hopped across to Hall Three to check out some of the show’s highlights >