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Autopromotec is the international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket that takes place every two years at the Bologna Exhibition Centre. Branded from its earliest beginnings as an “international exhibition”, Autopromotec (back then called SARP – Exhibition of Tyre Retreading Equipment) was born in 1965 in Rome thanks to an AIRP (Italian Tyre Retreaders Association) initiative meant to give visibility to the technological developments experienced by the retreading sector in those years.

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Born in Motor Valley

The show combines a long tradition, a technological soul a great passion for motors, and thanks also to the places hosting it: Bologna and the Emilia-Romagna region, known worldwide as the “Motor Valley”.

The exhibition

The exhibition

In its over fifty-year history, Autopromotec has registered a tremendous growth, thanks to the presence of internationally renowned exhibitors, and is now considered the main European trade show gathering all automotive aftermarket product groups under one roof: from tires to car service, from workshop equipment to spare parts.

Product innovations and industrial excellence, cutting edge technologies and market opportunities, high-level conventions and B2B meetings draw manufacturers and professional operators from all over the world to a venue designed to create globally oriented networks, boost business growth and collect important strategic inputs.
Autopromotec is now the most specialized international exhibition of automotive equipment and aftermarket products.


The best workshop tools available on the market

The automotive equipment sector makes Autopromotec the international benchmark for the automotive aftermarket industry, thanks to the high number of companies gathered in one of the most important venues at global level. It is a show within the show, featuring the world’s leading suppliers of automotive services, an innovation hub serving mechatronics, mechanics and tire specialists, workshops, body shops, car dealers, service stations, car washes, auto repair centers.

The wheel & Co.: tires and tire equipment

New and retreaded tires, wheels, equipment and products for tire sales, maintenance, testing and repair, in addition to the whole tire retreading industry: machines, equipment, molds and materials. For each of these products Autopromotec presents the best samples available worldwide in terms of quality, research and innovation, thanks to the presence of major manufacturers and highly specialized sector professionals.

Spare parts and car service: technological excellence on show

The strongest innovation drive comes from the auto components industry, as witnessed by the traffic flow registered in halls devoted to spare parts, car components and car service: this sector has become a strong complement to other sectors, and the exhibition now embraces every element of the automotive aftermarket industry. Edition by edition, the Autopromotec exhibitors have been paving the way to the future.

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