Full House: AAMPACT General Assembly in Frankfurt

On Friday, November 10th, the second general assembly this year took place at Messe Frankfurt. We were able to welcome over 60 participants and set the course for 2024 together.

At the regular election of the Steering Committee and Board, all members stood for re-election and were unanimously confirmed. This is clear proof of the good work they have done over the past two years and which we look forward to continuing.

In his presentation, Jens Schüler, Chairman of the Steering Committee, outlined the priorities of our association, which were fully endorsed by the members.

Michael Johannes and Olaf Mußhoff reported on the very positive registration status for Automechanika Frankfurt in 2024 and the upcoming Automechanika trade fairs worldwide.

Treasurer Marc Kuntzsch presented the 2023 forecast and the 2024 budget, which were approved by the members in one vote.

Berislav Opacak and Florian Demel from TOPMOTIVE presented the latest European business barometer for AAMPACT, which is based on parts searches and orders in the electronic trade catalogues.

Thomas Fischer presented the reports from the AAMPACT working groups, the internationalisation of "mein-autolexikon.de" into Spanish and the planned launch of a joint communication campaign in Poland.

About good progress and many new members in the NAAG, New Automotive Aftermarket Generation, Mariam Lochoshvili reported.

Professor Reindl and Alexander Wottge from the IfA, Institut für Automobilwirtschaft, provided information about this year's master's thesis on improving demand planning processes. Prof. Reindl also introduced the success project: Zukunftswerkstatt 4.0.

The members' meeting was rounded off by Norbert Dohmen's update on CARUSO and the Mobility Data Space and a presentation by Frank Schlehuber from CLEPA on legal developments in Brussels.

The two recent judgements by the European Court of Justice regarding unhindered diagnosis access to the OBD port and the legal clarification of the vehicle information linked to the VIN number are clear signs in favour of fair competition in the spare parts and service market and strengthen the Independent Aftermarket.

As guests we welcomed Jürgen Buchert und Peter van Galien, the new Managing Director of TecAlliance. On January 1st, he succeeds Jürgen Buchert, who is retiring after more than 20 successful years of building up and expanding TecAlliance.

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