PPG has invested in a specialised training facility to better support the ongoing skill development of its customer base in Perth and across the Western Australian region.The new PPG WA Training Centre in Fremantle gives PPG’s local refinish team yet another tool to enhance its customer support services. Features include two reconditioned spray booths, along with ample space and a variety of equipment designed to deliver efficient and effective training programs. This includes infrared and UV curing equipment, a VE Commodore training shell to simulate live jobs and a fully equipped tint room, complete with SATA spray guns and the three-stage version of the SATA 0/400 modular filtration unit. A set of MIRKA sanding stations, fitted with MIRKA abrasives, power tools and polishes, showcase the latest technology available from the brand. In the past, training as been conducted in various locations but the new WA Training Centre brings a more focused environment to meet customer demand for training, says WA Training Manager, Ruarc O’Connor.
“As well as being able to choose from a range of PPG technical courses, such as Colour Matching, SMART Repairs and various application focussed courses, a lot of customers are also looking to get their I-CAR certification. The ability to offer that through the new training centre will make it so much more convenient for them to do that. It’s also the perfect place to try before you buy – such as feeling what it’s like to use a premium SATA spray gun or MIRKA power tools or abrasives. We are excited about using the new WA Training Centre to help technicians sharpen their skills and get the very best out of themselves and our products."