Schaeffler is launching a new training concept called REPXPERT Academy Live, a series of regional events taking place at venues around the UK, designed to help workshop technicians and owners improve their technical and business skills.
The first event will take place at Lincoln College on Saturday, November 16. All attendees are welcome to attend from 09:00,with group sessions starting at 10:00 until around 15:00. Complimentary lunch and refreshments are included.
REPXPERT Academy Live is the perfect platform for technicians and garage owners to enhance their knowledge of the latest products, tools, hints and tips from Schaeffler, including LuK clutch and transmission systems, INA engine parts, belt/chain drivesand cooling systems, FAG wheel bearings, as well as new technologies, such as Schaeffler hybridisation and electrification systems.
Schaeffler says that there is a scope to bring this show to Ireland, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Visitors will also have the chance to interact with specially-selected guest speakers at each event, including experts from the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), as well as tool and garage system suppliers.
Several instructional and interactive group sessions will be held in both workshop and lecture room environments, incorporating demonstrations, hands-on participation, theory and engagement – with each attendee having the opportunity to experience everything on offer during the day.
One of the sessions at the Lincoln event will be hosted by Schaeffler REPXPERT Brand Ambassador, Andy Savva (The Garage Inspector). Andy is a well-respected stalwart within automotive aftermarket circles, having run a portfolio of high-quality workshops for more than two decades and who now offers business advice in the form of courses aimed directly at industry professionals.
In addition to the training presentations, visitors will be able to compete in the INA Torque Challenge, a competition that proved to be a hit at the recent Automechanika Birmingham 2019 event. The challenge reinforces the message about the importance of using the correct tools and torque values while replacing belt system components.
Schaeffler Managing Director, Nigel Morgan, said: “I am delighted to reveal details of what will be a landmark achievement for Schaeffler. Everyone involved is keen to welcome technicians and garage owners for our first-ever REPXPERT Academy Live event, and we expect the classrooms to be full and our REPXPERTs busy talking to visitors about new vehicle and component technology, as well as the latest best practice hints, tips and techniques.
“To prove our commitment to this venture, we are thrilled to have committed to hosting four more events in 2020 – with dates and locations to be announced soon. We hope these events will attract and inspire all generations of technician working hard in workshops around the UK and Ireland.
“On behalf of Schaeffler, I look forward to welcoming everyone at Lincoln College on the 16th November.”
Schaeffler is also announced that all REPXPERT Academy Live events have the full support of the IMI, with its members invited to sign-up and take advantage of a free full day training opportunity.
Nigel added: “To have the backing of the IMI adds extra gravitas to an event that is sure to inspire forward-thinking technicians.”