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Automechanika Frankfurt firmly committed to helping young people via an extensive range of basic and advanced training courses at the fair

Automechanika Frankfurt firmly committed to helping young people via an extensive range of basic and advanced training courses at the fair

From 16 to 20 September 2014, students, trainees, instructors and employees in the automobile trade will find a wide range of information and courses for basic and advanced training at Automechanika Frankfurt. In the Galleria, the glass structure between Halls 8 and 9, everyone interested in working in the automobile trade has the opportunity not only to learn all about the individual jobs but also to try their own hand at, e.g., panel beating, spraying a car, welding, removing a dent, etc.

Eleven free workshops on collision-damage repair

Given the great popularity of the bodywork and painting courses held in 2012, Automechanika Frankfurt is expanding the range of training courses at this year’s fair. Thus, there will be eleven workshops aimed at employees from collision-damage repair workshops, automobile appraisers, vocational-school teachers and instructors from independent training facilities.

In this connection, Peter Börner, President of the German Federation of Body and Automotive Engineering (Zentralverband Karosserie- und Fahrzeugtechnik e.V. – ZKF) says, “Automechanika Frankfurt offers a host of outstanding workshops that, for the first time this year, will be held in English, too.” We welcome and support the work of Messe Frankfurt because the subject of basic and advanced training is very important for our sector.”

The courses offered will cover virtually the entire process chain for collision-damage repairs. The following three-hour workshops will be held free of charge from 16 to 20 September:

  • Damage appraisal / computer-aided estimates / communication
  • Personnel trained for working on high-voltage on intrinsically safe HV systems (hybrid / electric drive systems)
  • Exterior bodywork dent removal (without re-spraying / large areas)
  • Body repairs using bench-type straighteners (including electronic body alignment)
  • Joining techniques and equipment (bonding, riveting, welding)
  • Body bonding and sealing (plastic repair / body sealing seam / roof panel replacement / windscreen bonding)
  • Body repairs on a BMW i3 (working on carbon-reinforced plastic and aluminium body parts, as well as plastic outer-skin parts)
  • Spot paintwork, preparation and finish
  • Spot paintwork with a spray gun
  • Fault-memory read-out / fault diagnosis
  • Chassis diagnosis / camera calibration

The practice-oriented workshops are sponsored by Audatex, Akademie deutsches Kraftfahrzeugewerbe (TAK), BASF Coatings/Glasurit, Beissbarth, BMW, Robert Bosch, Carbon,
Car-O-Liner, Farécla, Festool, Henkel AG, L-Tec, Adam Opel, Sehon, Vosschemie and Wieländer + Schill.

Participation is only possible after registering in writing. Detailed descriptions of the individual training courses and the registration form can be found on the internet at training.automechanika.com.

‘Collision Repair Process Management’ Congress

For the first time, Messe Frankfurt is participating in the European ‘Collision Repair Process Management (CRPM)’ project as an Associated Partner. The project has been conducted by the Techno and Education Department of the University of Bremen together with Project Partners from six European countries. The results of the study show two EU-level stages for training as a collision-repair process manager: the technical level (core competencies) and the bachelor level (integrated competencies), which include workshop management and micro-economic analysis. The results of the project will be presented during the international ‘Collision Repair Process Management’ congress in the ‘Portalhaus’ of Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre during the fair on 19 September 2014. Additionally, the University of Bremen will provide information about the EU project and its areas of activity at its exhibition stand in the Galleria.