To better support the ongoing skill development of its customer base in Perth and across the Western Australian region, PPG has invested in a specialised training facility.
Located in Fremantle, the new PPG WA Training Centre gives PPG’s local refinish team yet another tool to enhance its market-leading customer support services. Features include two reconditioned spray booths, along with ample space and a variety of equipment designed to deliver efficient and effective training programs. Also included are infrared and UV curing equipment, a VE Commodore training shell to simulate live jobs, and a fully equipped tint room, complete with SATA spray guns and the three-stage version of the SATA 0/400 modular filtration unit.
A set of MIRKA Sanding Stations, fitted with the latest in MIRKA abrasives, power tools and polishes, showcase the latest technology available from the brand.
In the past, training as been conducted in various locations, but the new WA Training Centre brings a more focused environment to meet customer demand for training, says WA Training Manager, Ruarc O’Connor.
“As well as being able to choose from a range of PPG technical courses, such as Colour Matching, SMART Repairs and various application-focussed courses, a lot of customers are also looking to get their I-CAR certification. The ability to offer that through the new training centre will make it so much more convenient,” said O’Connor.
“It’s also the perfect place to try before you buy – such as feeling what it’s like to use a premium SATA spray gun or MIRKA power tools or abrasives. We are excited about using the new WA Training Centre to help technicians sharpen their skills and get the very best out of themselves and our products.”
To find out more, contact Ruarc O’Connor on 0417 503 179.
On a separate matter, since the September issue, PPG has revised the URL for the ‘Paint It’ platform, which can be accessed as simply as navigating your smart phone, tablet, laptop or even desktop computer to http://www.ppgpaintit.com/.