Nordic Training Center in Mölndal
On Wednesday 25th January the Nordic Training Center in Mölndal was opened with an official ribbon cutting held by a special guest Gösta Holmstedt, Senior Executive Officer of the Swedish Fire Sprinkler Association, who said “I am over 40 years in fire protection, but this is one of the best and greatest places I have seen so far”.
The day was a huge success and had a great mix of more than 90 external customers and visitors from Norway, Finland, Denmark and Sweden.
The Training Center is located in the Gothenburg area and will be used by our Nordic Sales team, together with our Technical Trainers from EMEA Product Services.
This service will be available to support our customers in the region with sales, technical and educational theoretical and hands-on training sessions and will further allow us to run open enrollment and certification training for other customers from across the whole of EMEA.
The motto “TechXchange” drove the day, with both practical and theory based presentations given, the visitors left with a positive feeling about the Tyco mission, the strategy and the developments in regards to the training center location and how it will be appreciated going forward.
Mölndal is well connected to the surrounding Nordic countries; with our Lammhult (Sweden), Oslo (Norway), and Copenhagen (Denmark) offices all located within 300 kilometers by road. In addition, the area is also serviced by two international airports, Gothenburg City and Landvetter so is a great central location.
Some facts & figures
• Conference Room “Vinga” 78 m²
– 30 persons ; lecture room seating
– 50-60 persons; theatre seating
• Valve, hands-on Training room 52 m²
– Various systems
– 12 persons lecture room seating
• Spray Demo room 23 m²
– Cold Spray Demonstrations
– Sapphire Discharge
• Yearly Planned Activities
– 60-70 Sessions, > 600 Trainees
A handout package for internal use is further being developed; this will give all details about the Training Center, the surrounding location in terms of hotel, airport etc… and also addressing the way about how to book the location.
The EMEA Product Services team is currently working with the local Territory Management to define and create more local training centers across EMEA. We hope to inform you soon on the progress and possible start (depending on the co-location schedule) of one of the following projects in Madrid, Manchester, Dubai or Ladenburg/Frankfurt.
Regional training centers provide a professional training approach, in close contact with our regional customers. They allow the regional sales teams to hold customized sessions, promotional events and sales presentations as well as perform installation or service related hands-on sessions in local language, which is in some cases a mandatory request by local authorities.