Win exclusive Automechanika prizes with OESAA

The Original Equipment Suppliers Automotive Association (OESAA) is offering attendees at the UK’s first ever Automechanika show the opportunity to win a selection of exclusive prizes.

With many of the prizes donated by OESAA members present at the exhibition, participation in the competition will also enable entrants to get to know each of the companies involved a little better.

A competition entry card will be available at the OESAA stand, which also contains 5 questions that participants can ask non-OESAA members to help distinguish between true OE parts and ‘matching quality equivalents’.

The card asks questions such as: “How many vehicle manufactures does your brand supply as first fit?” and “What quality certification and procedures are in place to ensure the reliability and quality of your products?”

Only OE suppliers will be able to positively answer all of the questions.

Entrants will be in with a chance of winning an ‘OESAA Garage Make Over’ worth £2000, a pair of tickets for Goodwood Festival of Speed (plus 2 NGK VIP hospitality passes), a ‘5-supercar thrill’ Virgin experience at a top race track from ZF and 2 tickets to an England football match at Wembley Stadium courtesy of Hella.

Bosch is also kindly contributing a KTS 970 diagnostics computer and trolley PLUS an FSA 500 module as a complete prize package worth £7,215 RRP. The kit will be on display at the OESAA stand during the show.

“We want to encourage interaction between mechanics and the OESAA members present at the show so that they get a well-rounded perspective on the strides we are taking to drive industry standards upwards,” said OESAA Chairman, Nigel Morgan.

OESAA’s presence at Automechanika is central to the group’s drive to raise awareness of the benefits of OE components and the pitfalls of ‘matching quality’ alternatives; these can include hidden costs from breakages, lost labour time and increased reputational risk. 

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Katherine Thompson | Account Manager |


The Original Equipment Suppliers Aftermarket Association (OESAA) is a group of world-leading OE component manufacturers, who have joined forces to help raise awareness about the differences between OE components supplied for original fitment on new vehicles and the so-called ‘matching quality’ alternatives sold in the aftermarket.

OESAA members are concerned that many distributor motor factors and garage installers are being sold products that misleadingly claim to be of ‘matching quality’: a phrase which does not qualify how this standard is achieved or measured. To win OE business, OE suppliers – including OESAA members - have to meet the hugely challenging standards set by the vehicle manufacturers, with zero defects.

OESAA's aim is simply to increase awareness at workshop level of the huge difference in quality and testing regimes between genuine OE Parts and those parts claiming to be ‘matching quality’  - to benefit the entire automotive industry.

OESAA believe it is their responsibility to make the aftermarket aware of the different quality levels available, and the inherent risks of fitting lower quality parts, to ensure garages and motor factors can make informed decisions on what to buy.


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We want to encourage interaction between mechanics and the OESAA members present at the show so that they get a well-rounded perspective on the strides we are taking to drive industry standards upwards.
OESAA Chairman, Nigel Morgan