REPXPERT Academy LIVE: Registrations open for Basingstoke College event

Roadshow continues with second training day to be held on 25 January 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 25th January, visitors will be offered masterclasses by a team of Schaeffler REPXPERTs, who will be focusing 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.

Business training

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.

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.

Future-proofing workshops

Schaeffler managing director, 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 said: “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.

“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 9am, with the event due to finish at 4pm.

To register a place, click here.

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