• The NTI Victoria team gathered at PPG's Braeside Training Facility
    The NTI Victoria team gathered at PPG's Braeside Training Facility

Utilising its extensive, region-wide training network and technical expertise, PPG is supporting NTI with a specialised, national training program.

PPG has a close, long-standing association with the heavy transport sector, including with specialist transport and logistics insurance provider, NTI. With an ongoing focus of developing their people and applying expertise across their repair management team, a call went out to PPG to ask if it could provide a targeted training program to help expand the paint knowledge of the NTI team, says Fabian Gaida, PPG Market Development Manager.

“NTI and PPG have worked closely together on a number of projects over the years so we have a very good relationship. When NTI requested some support with training, we were happy to help out. We developed a comprehensive paint training program to suit NTI’s needs and, although it covered some quite technical aspects, it was delivered in an easily understood format. During the one-day session we explain the different OEM vehicle paint layers (for both cars and heavy vehicles) and the expected film builds for each layer. From there we look at how to maintain good paintwork and some of the common defects they might come across, as well as repair methods for accident damaged paintwork. After lunch each group finishes with a hands-on, practical session where they learn various, best practice paint rectification methods. As we have rolled out the national training program, the feedback has given it a huge thumbs up. All the participants leave with a much better understanding of the technical aspects of modern vehicle paint.”

Thanks to the region’s largest paint training network, including dedicated Training Managers, PPG is well placed to deliver these sorts of all-inclusive training programs for its customers and partners. Once completed, the specialised NTI training program will reach around 45 people, in total, with training conducted at PPG Training Centres in Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne. It’s already achieving the desired results, according to Dion Cooper, NTI’s Manager Repair Management & Assessing. “Thanks to Fabian and the team at PPG for their knowledge, hospitality and support. This informative program has received great engagement from all of the NTI team.”

For more information on the extensive training opportunities through PPG, contact your PPG Representative or call PPG’s Customer Service Hotline 13 24 24 (Aust) or 0800 320 320 (NZ).



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