At glasstec 2014 from 21 to 24 October in Düsseldorf the auto glaziers can expect a broad range of features. The “Autoglass Arena”, organised by the Federal Association of German Glazier Trades (Bundesinnungsverband des Glaserhandwerks - BIV), is complementing the support programme for craftsmen through the addition of the Automotive Glass theme sector. In addition to corresponding ranges presented by more than 50 companies, it is hosting the national Auto Glaziers’ Competition in which the best auto glaziers from all over the country battle it out against each other.
The participants will go head to head on the fair Thursday (23.10) and Friday (24.10) in a competition to fit and remove a windscreen, rear and side window as well as repair stone-chip damage. The quality and speed of the work will be assessed as well as the handling of the vehicle and use of personal protective equipment or occupational clothing. The winners can expect attractive prizes. In this connection first place will receive a shopping voucher from Hella Gutmann Solutions GmbH worth 5,000 Euro. The second-placed contestant can look forward to a shopping voucher worth 2,500 Euro from PMA/TOOLS DIVISION Autoglas-Zubehör AG, while third place will receive a shopping voucher worth 2,000 Euro from ProGlass GmbH.
Following the successful premiere at the last glasstec, the Autoglass Arena will once again include an Auto Glaziers’ Plenary with a comprehensive range of lectures and workshops. In addition to technical assembly and questions on finishing and processing on the first day of glasstec, it will also provide information on scientific themes such as for example insurance matters on the second day of the fair.
The Autoglass Arena in Hall 10 is open for the entire duration of glasstec. The eTickets for the fair cost EUR 28 in advance (1-day ticket, on the door EUR 40) to EUR 44 (2-day ticket, on the door EUR 58) up to EUR 69 (season ticket, on the door EUR 85) and are also valid for travel to and from the fair on public transport within the Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr (Rhine-Ruhr Transport Authority - VRR). At www.glasstec.de visitors will find the complete programme for the Autoglass Arena Plenary, a list of exhibitors from the companies in the Automotive Glass sector as well as all other information connected with glasstec.