After the first international Body & Paint competition in the history of the fair, the Automechanika Frankfurt event is entering a second round supported by media partners and sponsors from the body and paint industry.
Talented painters from all over the world will enter the race and put their heart and soul into designing engine bonnets on this year’s theme of “Mobility in Transition”. A renowned jury of experts will judge and select the best design at the awards ceremony on 16 September 2022 in Hall 11, the home of body and paint at Automechanika Frankfurt.
Event organisers say that creativity, craftsmanship and an eye for detail are in demand. The stage is the centrepiece of a new networking area with pop-up booths where the body and paint industry can exchange ideas on current trends, challenges, and product developments throughout all five days of the show. In addition, a diverse event programme is in the planning stages, workshop talks and international panel discussions about the worldwide situation of the body and paint industry.
“I am delighted that the body shop and paint industry will have its own stage for the first time in Hall 11, with exciting presentations and events,” said Olaf Musshoff, Director Automechanika Frankfurt. “The highlight will be the Body & Paint competition awards ceremony on 16 September 2022. With the new adjacent networking area, this will be the meeting place where all leading body and paint experts can exchange ideas and network.”
Last year’s winner, Alexander Hagemann (sponsored by Axalta), was enthusiastic about the first international championships and urged every painter to take part.
“The Body & Paint competition was the best project of my professional career and at the same time an insane challenge,” he said. “I’m proud that I was able to show what you can do with paint and recommend everyone to participate in the competition.”
Hagemann remains committed to the competition and is a jury member this year.
Two sponsors of last year’s competition, SATA and BASF Coatings, have already announced their participation for this year.
“We are pleased that the Body & Paint competition will continue and will do everything we can to place Team Glasurit at the front again,” said Tina Allhoff, Marketing Management Germany at BASF Coatings. “It is impressive to see how creative our craft can be and a beautiful stage for the artists behind the paint gun. Promoting this profession is an important building block for us.
“As BASF with the Glasurit coatings brand, we want to be a pioneer in sustainability in both our thinking and our actions, and we want to show how we create added value for society along the value chain. By using sustainable Glasurit products, we are supporting our participants in the Body & Paint contest.”
“[This is] the opportunity for young and experienced artists of the paint scene to demonstrate their skills, creativity, and enthusiasm for their profession,” said Jari Pfander, Head of Marketing and Communication at SATA. “We are happy to be part of it again this year and wish all candidates a steady hand for best possible painting results!”