Set-up and Dismantling / Access Regulations
How long is the set-up period?
4 June 7 am - 10 June 2018 2 pm
24 hous per day
10 June 2018
Access only possible for passenger cars transporting very heavy or bulky goods, to free parking areas on the exhibition grounds. No access for passenger cars only transporting persons or portable material or for heavy vehicles; free parking for passenger cars in the Rebstock multi-storey parking house with a free shuttle bus service directly to the exhibition halls between 8 am and 10 pm. For heavy vehicles, designated parking lots will be available on the Rebstock parking area.
All packing materials must be removed, the aisles must be unobstructed. Vehicles not parked on the parking levels must have left the exhibition grounds by this time, otherwise they will be towed away at the owner’s expense. The exhibition premises will be cleaned and carpeting laid in the aisles. It will be possible to add the finishing touches to stands up to 10 pm.
More detailed information will be given in the traffic guide that can be downloaded in the ACHEMA Exhibitor Portal from the beginning of 2018.
How can I apply for early set-up?
As of November 2017 early set-up (from 1 to 3 June 2018) can be ordered online free of charge via the ACHEMA Exhibitor Portal under "Services" (application deadline: 30 April 2018). Please note that during this period the set-up times are 7 am to 5 pm and the operation of some of our facilities (lifts, toilets, catering, access gates, traffic supervisors) is only limited. Electrical connections for the early set-up period can also be ordered at the exhibitor's expense under "Services".
From what point in time can I dismantle my stand?
15 June 2018
Entry to the exhibition grounds is no longer possible.
End of the event. Dismantling may start now at the earliest. Entry for passenger cars and vehicles up to 3.5 t with ‘Special Dismantling Permits’ (cash deposit for entry permit) if you only have little material to remove and have no stored empties. Exit no later than 6 pm. How and where to get the entry permit will be announced in due time. For safety reasons the walkway in the Via Mobile and the escalators will be shut down after the exhibition has ended and passenger elevators will be secured against overload.
approx. 6.30 pm
Entry starts for vehicles up to 7.49 metric tons maximum gross weight from the assembly point for dismantling vehicles on the Rebstock parking area. Entry to the exhibition grounds begins exclusively from this location! Empties will not be available. Exception: priority empties, max. 15 m³ per stand, without use of a forklift, for details see the ACHEMA Exhibitor Portal under “Services”, “Logistics” (from November 2017).
After the removal of the carpeting in the aisles , the freight lifts in the halls and the gates to the ground-floor levels will be opened.
16 June 2018
Due to the very high volume of empties for security reasons the empty packaging materials will be delivered to the stands from 2 am to 8 am (empties night). All vehicles must have left the exhibition grounds. Vehicles still on the exhibition grounds outside parking areas P4 and P9 will be towed away at the owner’s expense. It will no longer be possible to drive onto the exhibition grounds. Only passenger cars have access to the parking areas P4 via Tor Nord (North Gate) and P9 via Tor 9 (Gate 9). No parking in front of the halls!
Regular dismantling begins - stored empties are available. The premises are opened for vehicle traffic. As during set-up, all vehicles (heavy vehicles, transporters, passenger cars) report to the check-in on the Rebstock parking area. Only vehicles registered at the check-in will receive access to the exhibition grounds, always depending on the current situation of the premises. Please be aware of the information sheet to the check-in procedure, which will be provided on our website in advance. The logistically important loading and unloading areas in direct proximity to the halls are solely reserved for trailer trucks. Separate loading zones for vehicles smaller than 7.5 metric tons maximum gross weight and transporters will be available on the exhibition grounds. Passenger cars are solely to be parked in the parking lots of hall 4 and 9 during the complete dismantling period. Forklifts need to be ordered well in advance.
Dismantling is possible continuously until 6 pm on Tuesday, 19 June 2018.
19 June 2018
Dismantling ends – in exceptional cases, an application for extended dismantling until noon on Wednesday , 20 June 2018, can be made to DECHEMA by 13 June 2018 at the latest. The charge is € 100.00 per stand and hour. Applications not submitted on time will be subject to a surcharge of 100 %.
What can I do if I need more time for dismantling?
The regular dismantling period ends at 6 pm on 19 June 2018. If you need more time, as of November 2017 extended dismantling can be ordered at the exhibitor’s expense via the ACHEMA Exhibitor Portal under “Services” (application deadline: 13 June 2018). The charge is € 100.00 per stand and hour. Late applications will be subject to a surcharge of 100 %. Extended dismantling ends at noon on 20 June 2018 at the latest.
Can I use my own forklift or electric pallet truck?
The employment of exhibitors' own forklifts is prohibited for safety reasons. Forklifts can be ordered from the Logistics Service of Messe Frankfurt (via the ACHEMA Exhibitor Portal under "Services" - "Logistics"– available as of November 2017 ). Electric pallet trucks may be used for transporting goods at ground level both inside and outside the exhibition halls. It is prohibited to use them for loading and unloading for safety reasons.
Traffic Guide as pdf – available as download from the beginning of 2018