Tag: training

Remit investing in second Derby training academy

Remit investing in second Derby training academy

17th January 2020 | 0 Comments

On 16 January 2019 Remit Group invited representatives from OEMs, tyre manufacturers, equipment suppliers and the media to its existing Derby training academy in order to learn more about the organisation’s forthcoming “Derby 2” training academy. Tyres & Accessories joined representatives from the likes of MAN, Scania, Michelin, Autogem to name just a few in order to find out more.

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Schaeffler expects strong visitor numbers at first Repxpert Academy LIVE of 2020

Schaeffler expects strong visitor numbers at first Repxpert Academy LIVE of 2020

9th January 2020 | 0 Comments

With a significant number of places already snapped up, technicians are being urged to sign-up for the first Repxpert Academy LIVE event of 2020, held at Basingstoke College of Technology, on Saturday 25 January.

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Vipal Bulgarian distributor trained 15 companies in 2019

Vipal Bulgarian distributor trained 15 companies in 2019

2nd January 2020 | 0 Comments

Bulgarian retreading and tyre repair firm Basvulk opened a new training centre in March 2019 to expand its customers’ knowledge. In the eight months since, Basvulk trained 15 companies in how to properly apply materials during tyre repairing processes. Vipal Rubber said its leading position in South America as an important global manufacturer of tyre repairing and retreading products is supported by its commitment to the technical qualification of its sector.

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Aftermarket of tomorrow — what does the electric motor mean for independent workshops?

Aftermarket of tomorrow — what does the electric motor mean for independent workshops?

19th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The advent of e-mobility is often accompanied by uncertainty for workshops. How much maintenance does an electric motor need? What sort of repair volume can be expected? Which are the common models and voltage levels? And how can workshops obtain the information needed to ensure safe, efficient, and fast maintenance and repairs? This is where Mahle Aftermarket comes in, as a 360° solutions provider with OEM expertise.

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Award-winning GS Yuasa Academy proves a hit with PMM

16th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The GS Yuasa Academy has received a ‘Top Product’ award from the trade magazine Professional Motor Mechanic (PMM).

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Autotech Recruit and the NTDA partner in tyre apprenticeship drive

Autotech Recruit and the NTDA partner in tyre apprenticeship drive

10th December 2019 | 0 Comments

A new initiative driven by the NTDA will see 75 apprentices work towards the new Specialist Tyre Operative standard this year.

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Michelin: training programme helps Midland Tyre Services

Michelin: training programme helps Midland Tyre Services

4th December 2019 | 0 Comments

Midland Tyre Services (MTS)’s frontline team recently received a series of in-depth Michelin training courses tailored to its business. MTS, based in Borris-in-Ossory, County Laois, is one of Ireland’s largest and most recognised fleet mobility businesses. Operating 24 mobile service vans, all equipped with the latest tyre management technology – including real-time digital inspection and reporting tools – MTS supports thousands of commercial vehicles operating across Ireland.

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Trailblazer tyre technician training gets underway

Trailblazer tyre technician training gets underway

22nd November 2019 | 0 Comments

Ask anyone involved in tyre industry training and they will say two things. Firstly, there is a growing need to develop a sustainable career path in the technical end of the tyre business. And secondly, that structured training needs to move with the times. The good news is that, after months and years of hard work by key industry figures, there is now an appropriate answer to both questions. So, with this in mind, in mid-November Tyres & Accessories visited the first cohort of trailblazer Licence Commercial Tyre Technician (LCCT) training, which incorporates an accredited apprenticeship standard and the NTDA’s REACT licence.

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Limited spaces available for first Repxpert Academy LIVE event

Limited spaces available for first Repxpert Academy LIVE event

11th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Schaeffler states that there has been a surge in sign-ups for the inaugural Repxpert Academy LIVE training day. The new ‘roadshow’ training concept, which is a joint venture with the IMI, will be held at approved college venues across the UK, with the first event taking place at Lincoln College on Saturday 16 November.

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GS Yuasa Academy online learning system

GS Yuasa Academy online learning system

11th November 2019 | 0 Comments

Online battery training platform GS Yuasa Academy was launched earlier this year, with thousands of learners now receiving industry leading battery training through their device. Featuring more than 20 certified courses tailored to different job roles, the academy targets technicians, distributors and educational institutes.

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Second successive NTDA training award for Bridgestone

Second successive NTDA training award for Bridgestone

4th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has won the NTDA Tyre Industry Award for Staff Training & Development for the second successive year, and the third time in four years. Since scooping the award in 2018, Bridgestone has strengthened its training team, developed a number of courses for automotive retailers and has even entered into a partnership with Her Majesty’s Prison Service via an offender training scheme to upskill the commercial tyre industry.

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Motor Ombudsman adds distance sales online training course

Motor Ombudsman adds distance sales online training course

18th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The Motor Ombudsman has added a new module on distance sales to its Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)-approved online training portfolio. Tailored to the needs of businesses operating in the motor industry, it joins the existing suite of web-based courses on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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SMPE rolls out Lucas training

SMPE rolls out Lucas training

21st August 2019 | 0 Comments

Standard Motor Products Europe (SMPE) is continuing its development of the Lucas brand across UK and Europe with the introduction of distributor and technician training seminars. The first-ever Lucas training programme under SMPE was in Kiev, with Ukrainian business and Lucas distributor Alt-Star. This was followed by training with Autoaibe, a Temot member in Vilnius, Lithuania. Both Lucas distributors brought a mixture of online, wholesale and electrical specialists to the training and more than 30 people attended in total.

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MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

MWheels refocuses business on wheel expertise

10th June 2019 | 0 Comments

During the first half of 2019, Manchester-based commercial wheel services company MWheels has been implementing an evolutionary process to change its target. The company has sought to position itself differently within its markets; from a UK wheel distributor campaigning for legislative input on wheel safety, to a European provider of wheels and wheel services designed to make commercial operators more aware of the safety and business implications of fitting and maintaining the most suitable products for their fleets. “The last four months,” chief executive officer Matthew Mardle tells Tyres & Accessories, “have been a big success in following through on the strategies” implemented since the changes in leadership at the helm of the company in January – Mardle was appointed CEO, while company founder John Ellis took up a new position as chairman – and, in the longer term, since the company opened its European operation, MWheels GmbH, in Germany.

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Klarius and PM Training encourage future engineers with factory tour for teenagers

Klarius and PM Training encourage future engineers with factory tour for teenagers

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Klarius Products, in conjunction with local training provider PM Training, introduced young learners to the world of work this Autumn with a full factory tour of its Staffordshire-based exhaust manufacturing centre.

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