2019 came to a close with a bang as aftermarket leaders FG7 introduced something new and exciting to the Irish Automotive Aftermarket.
MECTEC 2019 was pitched as an all-new expo designed to showcase the automotive aftermarket in a fresh and engaging manner, and boy did it deliver. Welcoming over 3,500 attendees, the event, which was held at FG7’s Mid Ulster HQ, brought together Suppliers, Motor Factors, Dealers, Garages, Technicians and Students.
On arrival it was clear to see this was more than just the ‘traditional trade show’, with the standard of exhibitions on offer exceptionally high, similar to that seen at international motor shows The level of support was evident with over 40 of the industries top suppliers in attendance. Setting the event apart even further was the ‘TEC’ in MECTEC delivering a seminar programme which saw leading industry experts providing insight into topics such as, friction materials, filter technology, battery care advice, training services, all vital information for those working in the industry.
Speaking live from the event Kevin O’Kane, FG7’s Chief Operating Officer, and the man responsible for the creation and delivery of MECTEC said: “We are truly delighted with the response to our first MECTEC Expo. Right from the start, our goal was clear, MECTEC needed to be bigger and better than any trade event in the Irish Automotive Aftermarket space. We identified a gap and frankly a need for something new, we didn’t merely want to provide a shop front for our suppliers. For me, MECTEC needed to add benefit to our audience, it had to deliver education, provide a platform for business interactions, and of course, bring everyone together in a fun social environment, he added, “Judging by the reactions we have seen here over the three days, I feel we have successfully ticked all of these boxes.”