Endress+Hauser opens Edmonton customer support centre
The new facility will provide next-generation skills and hands-on training to the regional workforce
June 13, 2017 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Jun. 13, 2017 – Endress+Hauser has inaugurated a 20,000-square-foot regional customer support centre in Edmonton, Alta., which it says will provide next-generation skills and hands-on training to the regional workforce.
The facility, located in the Ellerslie industrial business area south of the city, houses a regional office and warehouse, flow calibration lab and the company’s Process Training Unit, a training program and mini process plant environment that offers field technicians and engineers real-life simulations and a specialized curriculum.
This is the first Process Training Unit in Canada for the company.
“We’re happy to offer Edmonton and the entire region access to some of the most advanced technical support, training and measurement instrumentation in the world,” said Anthony Varga, general manager at Endress+Hauser Canada. “We’re committed to helping our customers compete on an international scale and, based on our experience with other similar facilities in other markets, we’re confident that this will help the region’s workforce and industry tremendously for years to come.”
The company expects to train more than 240 workers and engineers at the Process Training Unit every year. Courses include Introduction to Instrumentation, Analytical, Flow, Pressure and Temperature Instrumentation, Communications along with customized packages.
Alongside the ribbon cutting, the grand opening also included the unveiling of a commemorative bronze statue commissioned by the Endress family for the occasion.
Construction of the C$12-million facility began in September 2014.