UK: LG has officially reopened its air conditioning and heat pump training centre following the relocation of its UK hq earlier this year.
The new facility, which includes the full range of LG products, was officially opened by LG’s UK president Ki Kwon at an open day last week attended by distributors, installers, contractors, staff and the media.
The UK subsidiary head office of the Korean manufacturer moved from its former home in Slough in June. The impressive new offices on the site of the former world famous Brooklands racing circuit near Weybridge, Surrey, are now home to the UK HQ for all LG divisions.
Welcoming the visitors, Jody Lees, head of LG’s Air Conditioning and Energy Solutions in the UK, stressed 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,” he said.
“This says a huge amount about where our priorities lie. 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 academy will also support LG’s specialist installer network. Next year LG says it will see large numbers of new engineers and existing team members heading back for further training and top-up training to keep them at the cutting edge of LG technology.