Leading air conditioning and energy solutions provider, LG, marked the official opening of its training academy at its new headquarters in Brooklands with an open day attended by the media, distributors, installers, contractors and team members.
The impressive new offices, right next to the historic motor racing circuit near Weybridge in Surrey, house an equally impressive new training academy that was opened on the day by LG’s UK President, Mr Ki Kwon. The centre includes areas for trainees to get ‘hands on’ with all the LG products – air conditioning, heating and the user interfaces that set LG equipment apart from its competitors.
Jody Lees, Head of Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions in the UK, welcomed the visitors to the opening and expressed his pleasure and pride at the quality of the new training academy, stressing just how vital training is to LG as part of the package it offers: “We’ve trained more than 3000 people in the past seven years and in the past four years we’ve seen the number coming through our training courses almost quadruple. This says a huge amount about where our priorities lie.
We provide exceptional equipment and in order for this to deliver the performance and on-going benefits to the end users who invest in LG quality, it’s vital that the equipment is installed properly and maintained to deliver the highest possible levels of efficiency. We want to see an ever expanding number of engineers coming on our courses and we’re proud to provide this training free of charge. It’s an integral part of what we offer and it’s vital that it’s taken up.”
The launch of the LG Si – Specialist installer – programme has moved the training agenda forward a number of notches, such that the LG Distributor customers are arguably the most highly trained individuals in the sector. This programme will continue to be rolled out in 2016 when LG will see large numbers of new engineers and an equally impressive number of existing team members heading back for further training and top-up training to keep them at the cutting edge of LG technology.
Visitors to the open day were introduced to the full range of LG equipment as they were shown around the academy – including the Therma V ranges of air to water heat pumps which are taking the sector by storm, the Multi V VRF range of equipment, the engineered solutions on offer from LG and the wide range of user interfaces from simple controls to the most advanced options that can interface with the most complex of building controls systems on commercial properties.
“It was a pleasure to be able to welcome so many people to the open day to see these exceptional new offices which are our new home in the UK and to be able to officially open the training academy and show our visitors the wide range of products we now offer the UK marketplace,” said LG’s Donna-Marie Evans. “LG is very much on the up and making huge strides in the UK”.