Schaeffler has revealed its plans to relaunch REPXPERT Academy roadshows have been given a major boost, due to the number of people pre-registering for the first event.
The event will take place at the Bridgend College STEAM campus in Pencoed on Saturday 21 May.
Over 200 technicians and garage owners have expressed an interest in attending the event to take advantage of a full day of free training.
Doors will open at 9am, when visitors will check-in and receive their Academy Live training bags, along with obligatory bacon rolls and coffee, before a brief introduction to welcome everybody to the venue and explain how the day will unfold.
Training will start at 10am and consists of four separate sessions of around 45 minutes each. Topics include Schaeffler’s LuK double clutch and INA belt drive systems, plus electric vehicle and workshop business best practice classes hosted by special guests Hayley Pells and Tim Benson respectively.
There will be breaks between each session so that delegates can grab refreshments while networking in the workshop, which is the focal point of the event. It’s here that visitors can check out the Laser Tools display, talk technical at the REPXPERT training van, chat to the TechMan team, or take a look at the latest technology from braking specialists Brembo and mechatronics experts ACtronics. The IMI will also be demonstrating how technicians can make best use of its range of services, while representatives from the college will also be on hand to hopefully forge mutually beneficial relationships with local garages.
Schaeffler Technical Manager, Alistair Mason, said: “Presenting the resources that REPXPERT offers in an informal live format, where attendees can get hands-on with a wide range of products, tools and systems, is obviously what mechanics are looking for – judging by the numbers we have signing up for the Bridgend Academy Live event”