Inaugural Automechanika Chicago 2015 starts Friday April 24

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Largest Aftermarket Auto Trade Show in North America Comes to McCormick Place

The largest automotive aftermarket trade show in North America debuts in Chicago this weekend, Friday April 24 through Sunday April 26, 2015.

Automechanika Chicago 2015 info from Auto Paint & SupplyWith plans to be held biannually, Automechanika Chicago 2015 is the must-attend event for body shop professionals throughout the United States and North America, including technicians, shop and fleet managers and collision center owners.

Automechanika Chicago joins Automechanika Mexico City as the only North American offshoots of Automechanika Worldwide, which has spread globally since its inception in 1997 to include events in more than a dozen countries.

Including Buenos Aires (scheduled for 2016), only three Automechanika events are held in the Western Hemisphere.

Some of Auto Paint & Supply’s most popular car paint and equipment manufacturers will be in attendance at Automechanika Chicago 2015. Names like Axalta, BASF and SATA will be on hand demonstrating the latest in car painting technology and innovations in color matching and application.

Axalta Set to Reveal e-Leaning Academy at Automechanika Chicago

As part of their ongoing mission to professional development, Axalta Coatings Systems is set to launch the Axalta Learning Campus, an e-learning academy for refinish professionals, at this year’s Automechanika Chicago.

According to Axalta, training content available through the Learning Campus will include instructional videos and webinars.

“The Learning Campus puts customized training capability at [users’] fingertips,” says Jim Evans, Axalta’s North American Training Director.

“[This allows] collision repair business owners and managers to select the management training modules that are most relevant for them.”

In addition, the Axalta Learning Campus will let users register for traditional in-person car paint training events, such as those hosted in Waukesha by Auto Paint & Supply.

Axalta will also host hands-on training demonstrations at Automechanika Chicago. Practical demos will be held each day for waterborne paint mixing and application from among Axalta’s car paint brands: Standox® (Friday, April 24), Cromax® (Saturday, April 25) and Spies Hecker® (Sunday, April 26).

Moreover, Axalta will be showcasing their ColorNet® formula-retrieval system for perfect OEM color matching, as well as their ProfitNet® collision management system.

More than 400 International Auto Refinish Vendors

Automechanika Chicago expects to host more than 8,500 visitors throughout the weekend. Over 400 exhibitors will feature their products and services at McCormick Place West along the shoreline of Lake Michigan.

McCormick Place is the largest convention center in North America and hosts the annual Chicago Auto Show. The convention center is located minutes south of Downtown Chicago and the Museum Campus and is easily accessible via the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) or S Lake Shore Dr (US-41) as well as by Metra Rail and public transit.

For those who can’t make it to Automechanika Chicago 2015, Auto Paint & Supply will continue to be your best source of information about the latest advances in auto refinish technology.

Auto Paint & Supply serves the needs of body shops and fleet managers from four convenient locations. No matter where you are in Southeastern and Southcentral Wisconsin, as well as Northern Illinois and Greater Chicago, there is an Auto Paint & Supply location near you to handle your body shop equipment needs.

Our partners also have access to our online car paint store, so you can easily order, manage and track the products you need and get them shipped to your door fast.

Contact the car paint advisors at Auto Paint & Supply to find out how we help streamline your collision repair business.

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