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Panasonic opens training centre in Milan

Country manager Andrea Cetrone (left) opens the new training academy assisted by Panasonic Italy MD Claudio Lamperti

ITALY: As part of its expansion of its activities in Europe, Panasonic has opened a new air conditioning training academy in Italy.

The Panasonic PRO Academy inaugurated at Pansonic Air Conditioning Italia’s Milan headquarters will offer theoretical and practical training on the wide range of Panasonic products. This includes Aquarea heat pumps and its commercial PACi air conditioners and ECOi and ECOg VRF models.

Courses will also be delivered in collaboration with institutes and associations, with the aim of deepening understanding of issues concerning regulatory innovations and different plant solutions.

Panasonic Appliances has identified Europe as a strategic market in an effort to double commercial air conditioning sales by 2020. The company purchased UK distributor AMP earlier this month and is known to be considering investigation possible European production sites in its bid to increase European sales by 60% between 2016 and 2018.

Like the UK, Italy is seen as another key nation for the company’s business. Important investments have been made since 2016 with an expansion of its Italian project engineer and sales engineer team.

“In our growth path, this day will be remembered as an important moment, as it represents a further step forward towards the goal we have set, consolidating and enhancing Panasonic’s position as a reference in the field of innovative heating solutions and cooling, both for housing and industrial systems,”  said Andrea Cetrone, Panasonic Air Conditioning Italia’s country manager

“The official opening of the Panasonic Training Centre is not only a showcase of our offer, but a highly specialised vocational training system, where we focus on our expertise to serve the industry, to meet the customer in the most technological way and evolved,” he added.

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