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Registration now open for first REPXPERT Academy Live event of 2020


Following a resoundingly successful debut in Lincoln, registration is now open for the second REPXPERT Academy Live event at Basingstoke College of Technology – again hosted by Schaeffler and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

Taking place on Saturday, January 25, visitors will be offered masterclasses by a team of Schaeffler REPXPERTs, who will befocusing on LuK clutch technology, INA timing drives and modern thermal management systems. There will also be a focus on new and upcoming vehicle technologies, such as hybridisation and electrification.

REPXPERT Brand Ambassador, Andy Savva, aka ‘The Garage Inspector’, will also be hosting a class based on his popular business training sessions. Andy is an award-winning ex-workshop owner, aftermarket commentator and now business advisor, who will demonstrate to workshop owners and staff how they can ‘empower their workshop’.

These four sessions will incorporate practical knowledge, theory and discussion elements – all designed to impart as much knowledge as possible in just 45 minutes. This will ensure that each delegate will have the opportunity to absorb plenty of valuable technical and business-related information from every session.

There will also be plenty to see in the workshop throughout the day, with guest exhibitors, Laser Tools and TechMan, plus, of course, displays from both Schaeffler and the IMI.

Schaeffler MD, Nigel Morgan, said: “We received some amazing visitor feedback from the Lincoln event, and believe we can deliver an even better visitor experience in Basingstoke. We are confident of attracting large numbers of technicians from the region, and as we can only cater for a set amount of people I urge everybody to sign-up quickly to avoid disappointment.

“Lincoln proved that technicians have a hunger to improve and to learn about new technologies or systems that they weren’t previously aware of. That’s the beauty of REPXPERT Academy Live: we’re offering technicians the opportunity to bolster their knowledge and to also think about investing in more comprehensive training, in order to future proof their workshop business.”

Schaeffler National Accounts Manager, Matt Selby, commented: “The key thing for us is engaging with workshops; with all the different Schaeffler product lines and new technologies to talk about, we believe REPXPERT Academy Live is the perfect place to share some of that valuable information.

“We want to welcome workshop staff that are keen to give up their time to gain knowledge and expertise. To complement the OE brand of Schaeffler, we want premium facilities to match, so we’re delighted to be hosting our next event at Basingstoke College of Technology, an IMI-approved facility.”

On the IMI partnership, Matt added: “We work very closely with the IMI and have done for a number of years; this is a long-term partnership, and with three REPXPERT events in 2020 and more due in 2021, we’re really excited about the potential of this project.”

Entry to REPXPERT Academy Live is free of charge, and every visitor will be offered complimentary breakfast, lunch and refreshments throughout. Doors will open at 09:00, with the event due to finish at 16:00.