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The National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

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Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
01217 804141 http://www.thenec.co.uk

Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, or NEC, is one of the UK’s most beloved and recognisable venues.  First opened in 1976, the NEC has hosted thousands of events, shows and exhibitions across a wealth of themes and industries.

Located conveniently next to major motorway, railway and airport connections, the NEC has 20 halls, making it the largest and busiest exhibition centre in the UK.  Amazingly, it’s also the seventh largest in the whole of Europe too.

Built to prove that big shows can exist outside of London, the NEC has hosted the Classic Motor Show, Crufts and BBC Good Food Shows.

Please visit our UK exhibition calendar to find the latest trade shows near you.

Upcoming Exhibitions

October 2019

Eurogamer Expo

October 17 - October 20
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Eurogamer Expo (EGX) is the UK's biggest games show and offers visitors the opportunity to play the biggest console and PC games before they're released.  There are plenty of things to do as well including tournaments, indie games, cosplay, a retro zone, board games, mobile games and a load of gaming merchandise to buy.  

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BDIA Dental Showcase

October 17 @ 10:30 am - October 19 @ 5:30 pm
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

This event is designed for dental professionals to find new suppliers for their products and services. The show is associated with the British Dental Industry Association, the UK’s national trade association, meaning the suppliers are of a high standard. As well as being a great place to preview new dental equipment, the BDIA Dental Showcase also offers a number of talks and training sessions on modern dentistry.

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The Vaper Expo UK

October 25 - October 27
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£15 – £60

The Vaper Expo UK is the UK’s largest e-cigarette and vaping exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham and attracting over 20.000 visitors. This three-day event combines entertainment, retail and B2B, with exhibitions joining the event from UK, Europe, USA, China and Malaysia. There have been over 500 exhibitors to attending the show over the previous years, with a range of retailers, distributors and wholesalers looking to find new business partners.

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The GCCF Supreme Cat Show

October 26
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£15

The GCCF Supreme Cat Show is held at the NEC in Birmingham and awards cats in many categories, including UK Champion and Supreme Champion. The show caters for all breeds of cat, and there is a range of trade stalls selling a variety of products and supplies for felines.

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November 2019

CAKE International – Birmingham

November 1 - November 3
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£14 – £27

CAKE International has over 80 exhibitors offering cutting-edge cake decorating and baking supplies; Competition Classes for all ages and abilities; Demonstration Theatres; a series of informative workshops and much more!

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The National Pet Show

November 2 - November 3
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£19.99

Returning to the NEC Birmingham, the National Pet Show is a weekend event where you can see animals, get expert advice, watch a variety of animal displays and shop for the latest products. It covers all species of pets from dogs and cats to reptiles, fish, birds and rodents.

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Automotive Management Live

November 7
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Focusing on automotive retail, this show is well-suited for anyone working in automotive retail looking to hear about for the latest industry trends and innovations. A one-day show, it provides a unique networking opportunity for those working in automotive sales.  

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Schools & Academies Show Birmingham

November 13 - November 14
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

This bi-annual takes place over two days and is a meeting place for major decision makers working in - or with - schools and academies. The show features over 100 speakers, plus interactive roundtable discussions, innovative demonstrations and case-studies.  

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WorldSkills UK Live

November 21 - November 23
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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WorldSkills Live is the UK’s biggest event focusing on skills and careers. It is an event designed for a range of people working for and with education: educators and employers; parents, families and students.  

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Art & Antiques for Everyone

November 28 - December 1
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£16

Known as the largest vetted art, antiques and interiors fair outside of London, the Art & Antiques fair showcases a range of jewellery, paintings, furniture, ceramics, sculptures and more. With over 200 knowledgeable dealers and daily talks, there is plenty of advice to be had over the 4-day event.

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January 2020

Performance & Tuning Car Show

9th January 2020 - 12th January 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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A show dedicated to fast cars and how to make them even faster! Focusing on tuning and enhancements for high-performance vehicles.

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Autosport International

9th January 2020 - 12th January 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Autosport International is a show dedicated to motorsports, with both a trade and public offering. With a live indoor track for demonstrations and dedicated engineering section for showcasing the latest technologies, Autosport International is a key event for motorsport professionals and enthusiasts.

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BETA International

19th January 2020 - 21st January 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

BETA International is an exhibition showcasing the equestrian, country clothing, outdoor and pet product sectors, that celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2019. This show offers a business and networking platform for members of the industry and an opportunity to see hundreds of the most exciting and innovative new products unveiled. It also hosts a daily programme of top-class speakers, celebrity interviews and prestigious industry awards.

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The Hospitality Show

22nd January 2020 - 23rd January 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Hospitality Show is a combination of two events vital for the industry: The Professional Kitchen Show and The Foodservice Show. The Professional Kitchen Show showcases the catering equipment industry and brings together people from every step in the industry. The Foodservice Show has some of the top food and drink suppliers around. From specialist foods to innovative new drinks, this show has it all.

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February 2020

Spring Fair

2nd February 2020 - 6th February 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Spring Fair International is one of the most established events in any retailer’s diary. It showcases the latest UK and international designers and exhibitors, including the hottest products from new and popular brands. This fair is one of the biggest, brightest most stylish events on the calendar so don't miss out on some vital retail advice which could set your business apart in 2016.

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Jewellery & Watch Birmingham

2nd February 2020 - 6th February 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Jewellery & Watch is the Uk's largest trade show for the jewellery & watch industry. The NEC in Birmingham is a fitting venue for this show, given the historical link between the jewellery trade and the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter. Showcasing the latest jewellery collections ranging from fashion jewellery to luxurious diamond jewellery, which not only attracts professional audiences to the show but consumers as well. Get exposure to over 17,000 buyers within the industry. Furthermore, this show runs alongside the Spring Fair,…

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Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show

18th February 2020 - 23rd February 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£8

This annual show is the best way to get a good look at the best caravans, tents and accessories before the camping season begins. The biggest UK manufacturers will be showcasing their latest models plus some smaller companies will have a few surprises in store. Now with over 350 exhibitors, you can get a great overview of all of the best products available in the industry.

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March 2020

Crufts

5th March 2020 - 8th March 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£15

Crufts is the largest dog show in the UK with 22,000 dogs competing for the title of Crufts Best In Show. There will be over 550 trade stands with special show offers and exciting new products for every kind of dog. The event also features fantastic displays and competitions, the Good Citizen Dog Scheme training ring which is the UK’s largest dog training programme and a Dog Activities Ring.

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The Big Bang Fair London

11th March 2020 - 14th March 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Big Bang Fair is is all about inspiring young people from all backgrounds to study science, technology, engineering and maths.  The event will be host to many inspirational scientists and engineers who are there to enthuse the engineers and scientists of the future.

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European Neuro Convention

17th March 2020 - 18th March 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The European Neuro Convention is Europe’s premiere event for brain and spine specialists. The show has a number of fascinating CPD-accredited talks, as well as product demonstrations and exhibits from companies working, or trying to break into, the sector. The show is co-located with two other relevant events: the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo and Home Care Expo.

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British Tourism & Travel Show

25th March 2020 - 26th March 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The British Tourism & Travel Show is the leading event in the UK for the domestic tourism and venues industry. This year there will be over 300 exhibitors, including attractions, destinations, hotels and venues, with 3,000 visitors. If you are responsible for planning holidays or events, this show is for you! There will be a seminar programme including networking opportunities, leaving you with a great idea for your business in the year ahead.

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National Convenience Show

30th March 2020 - 1st April 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The National Convenience Show, taking place at the NEC in Birmingham, brings together retail, suppliers and wholesalers. It hosts a range of convenience products and solutions from food-to-go to in-store tech, social media solutions and much more. Running alongside Farm Shop & Deli Show and The Ingredients Show, these shows provide a 360-degree perspective of the industry, enabling you to get on board with latest trends and source innovative new products. Between these four shows, there will be 30,000 attendees, 1,500 exhibitions and…

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The Ingredients Show

30th March 2020 - 1st April 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The Ingredients Show provides a unique opportunity to find the ingredients, solutions and services that will help your business excel. Running alongside Farm Shop & Deli Show and National Convenience Show these shows provide a 360-degree perspective of the industry, enabling you to get on board with the latest trends and source innovative new products. Between these four shows, there will be 30,000 attendees, 1,500 exhibitions and a range of speakers and live events.

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Farm Shop & Deli Show

30th March 2020 - 1st April 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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At Farm Shop & Deli Show you'll find over 450 exhibitors showcasing quality local and regional produce and the latest in equipment, labelling and packaging solutions. Whether you're an independent farm shop, delicatessen or artisan food outlet, there is bound to be something to help your business at this expo. Running alongside The Ingredients Show and National Convenience Show, these shows provide a wide perspective of the industries, enabling you to get on board with the latest trends and source innovative new products. Between these…

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April 2020

Internet Retailing Expo

1st April 2020 - 2nd April 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Internet Retailing Expo is the biggest gathering of multichannel retail professions in the UK. With over 300 exhibitors and a range of thought leaders across the fields of digital strategy, this is an expo any ecommerce professional cannot afford to miss. The show is twinned with the eDelivery expo which looks at fulfilment and operations technology, a vital part of most ecommerce businesses.

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Med-Tech Innovation Expo

1st April 2020 @ 9:30 am - 2nd April 2020 @ 3:00 pm
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Med-Tech Innovation Expo is a major event focused on medical design and manufacturing technology. The show has a number of live demos of top-of-the-range medical equipment and innovative practices. The show boasts over 5,000 attendees who gather to hear some incredible talks from the top thinkers in these groundbreaking sectors.

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Sign & Digital UK

28th April 2020 - 30th April 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Sign & Digital UK is the biggest event for Sign Making, Display Solutions and Digital Printing. The show has been established for over 25 years. This year will see leading manufacturers and suppliers from the signage, display and print industries to showcase the very latest cutting edge display solutions.  

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The Commercial Vehicle Show

28th April 2020 - 30th April 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The Commercial Vehicle Show is primarily focused on new technologies and discussion around truck and van transportation. With different product launches amd workshops specifically for the van and truck sector, the CV Show is a great place to improve transportation efficiency.

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May 2020

Body Power Expo

15th May 2020 - 17th May 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Body Power Expo is the UK's most comprehensive fitness event. Taking part over three days, the show looks at the products, services and athletes in the fitness industry. With some of the top names in the industry attending along with interactive feature areas and competitions, this event is not one to be missed! Offering something for any fitness enthusiast, the show provides a premier visitor experience with countless international stars and industry renowned experts, an extensive exhibition, interactive feature areas…

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The Baby Show – Birmingham

15th May 2020 - 17th May 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The Baby Show is the UK’s leading pregnancy and parenting event, ideally for parents expecting a new child: With over 1000 specialist products for infants, the Baby Show has a huge range to suit a newborn! Alongside these products, they also have information & advice from experts in the field on subjects such as breastfeeding, first aid and antenatal If you're expecting a child or are interested in the industry, the Baby Show is the one for you!

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The Dentistry Show

15th May 2020 @ 9:00 am - 16th May 2020 @ 5:30 pm
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

The British Dental Conference & Dentistry Show is a seminal event for dentists and other professionals working in this sector. With state-of-the-art dental suppliers showcasing their products as well as thought leaders giving talks on the latest developments, this is a must-attend event. The show is co-located with the Dental Technology Showcase which is focused on products and information specifically for dental technician and laboratory professionals.

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UK Games Expo

29th May 2020 - 31st May 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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£8 – £80

The UK Games Expo showcases an exciting range of tabletop gaming, from card games and board games to role-playing and miniature games This fun event appeals to both the seasoned gamers, the general public and families. You can look around the trade stands, try out the games for yourself, join game tournaments or visit the Family Zone to keep the kids entertained.

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June 2020

Multimodal

16th June 2020 - 18th June 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

Multimodal is the number one event in Britain for the logistics sector. It features a number of innovative solutions to improve supply chain management and is essential for anyone in the shipping industry.

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November 2020

Euro Bus Expo

3rd November 2020 - 5th November 2020
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Free

A one-stop-shop for the coach, bus and mini-vehicle sector in the UK and Ireland. Featuring the latest bus and coaches on the market as well as technologies to improve systems for operators and passengers.

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April 2021

The Forecourt Show

12th April 2021 - 14th April 2021
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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The Forecourt Show is the UK's biggest trade-only event that is dedicated to the forecourt and fuel market.  This event is suitable for anyone who works in the commercial, manufacturing, environmental, or retail sectors within the forecourt industry. Running alongside Farm Shop & Deli Show, National Convenience Show and The Ingredients Show, these shows provide a wide range of perspectives on the industries, enabling you to get on board with latest trends and source innovative new products. Between these four shows, there…

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June 2021

Automechanika

8th June 2021 - 10th June 2021
The National Exhibition Centre (NEC), Pendigo Way, Marston Green
Birmingham, West Midlands B40 1NT United Kingdom
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Automechanika is the number one exhibition in the UK for the automotive aftermarket and vehichile manufacturing sector. With over 12,000 decision makers across the industry, it is a must-attend for anyone involved with vehicle production or after-sales support such as garage owners and engineers.  

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