Kemppi has recently opened of its Welding Innovation and Training Hub in Australia. The Hub will allow Kemppi to train welders in Australia and New Zealand on Kemppi equipment so that they can improve productivity and performance in the workshop and on the work site.
Kemppi dealers and service agents will also benefit from the Hub’s opening as it will facilitate product knowledge transfer and allow them to train-up on new welding machines away from normal working day distractions.
The opening of the Welding Innovation and Training Hub occurred on site, at Kemppi Australia’s head office in Sydney, where the new Hub has been constructed within Kemppi’s facility. Some 65 people attended the event including dealers, service agents, overseas visitors and local officials.
The purpose-built and fully-equipped Welding Innovation and Training Hub, consists of three dedicated areas comprising of two welding bays for demonstrations and training, a presentation area for classroom training and learning, and a compact showcase.
According to Kemppi Australia’s Managing Director, Mr Paul McVicar, the Welding Innovation and Training Hub will provide welders with training on Kemppi equipment, new features and technology so that they can get the most out of their machines.
“Our welding equipment is leading-edge and has developed significantly over the years. Today, depending on the welding machine, it may include features such as Weld Assist, Double-Pulse, MicroTack and Optima AC. These features help the welder create quality welds quickly to enhance their productivity.
“Some of the equipment can also be paired with Kemppi welding software such as WISE processes and MAX welding processes. These digital solutions further enhance the capability of the machine and can improve the welder’s performance.
“The new Hub will let us bring welders up to speed on these features and the software so that they can get the most out of their equipment. The better they understand their equipment, the more effectively they will be able to employ it to increase productivity and welding quality,” explained Paul.
He also points out that the Hub will help empower welders so that they can improve their performance and do more in a market where there is a general lack of highly skilled welding labour.
“In many industries around the world there is a shortage of professional welders and Australia and New Zealand are no exception. However, a welder with the right gear and training may be able to output more, helping to minimise the impact of welder shortages on industry,” said Paul.
Kemppi dealers and service agents will also benefit from the Hub’s launch. “The Hub will allow us to strengthen our collaboration with our dealers and service agents because we now have a dedicated space where we can demonstrate and train them-up on our equipment and impart knowledge away from the everyday pressures of their typical work day,” added Paul.
Equally important, manufacturing firms will have the opportunity to see robotic welding solutions such as the Kemppi AX MIG Welder in action at the Hub. Oil and gas, mining and other industrial operations will be able to witness the benefits of equipment as well as welding software solutions such as WeldEye – a universal solution for managing welding production.
Kemppi Australia intends to commence providing demonstration and training sessions at the Hub for welders, dealers and service agents both in Australia and New Zealand from November this year.
Welders and other stakeholders can also request a standard or bespoke demonstration and training session on Kemppi equipment and software for their staff by simply phoning or emailing the company directly.