Schaeffler launches REPXPERT Academy LIVE training events


Schaeffler launches REPXPERT Academy LIVE training events
  • Supported by the IMI and described by Schaeffler’s MD as a “landmark achievement”
  • Second show to take place at Basingstoke College on Saturday 25th January 2020, with more dates to follow.
  • Schaeffler REPXPERT team plus special guests to host a range of training presentations and tutorials, with hands-on opportunities for all technicians.
  • Limited spaces available – sign up now to become a Schaeffler Champion!
  • Free entry, lunch and refreshments
Schaeffler is launching a new training concept called REPXPERT Academy LIVE, a series of regional events taking place at venues around the UK designed to help garage technicians and owners improve their technical and business skills.

The event will take place at Basingstoke College on Saturday 25th January 2020. All attendees are welcome to attend from 9am with group sessions starting at 10am until around 3pm, complimentary lunch and refreshments are included.

REPXPERT Academy LIVE is the perfect platform for technicians and garage owners to enhance their knowledge of the latest products, tools, hints and tips from Schaeffler - including: LuK clutch and transmission systems, INA engine parts, belt / chain drives and cooling systems, FAG wheel bearings, as well as new technologies such as Schaeffler hybridization and electrification systems.

Visitors will also have the chance to interact with specially selected guest speakers at each event, including experts from the IMI as well as tool and garage system suppliers.

Several instructional and interactive group sessions will be held in both workshop and lecture room environments, incorporating demonstrations, hands-on participation, theory and engagement – with each attendee having the opportunity to experience everything on offer during the day.

One of the sessions at the Lincoln event will be hosted by Schaeffler REPXPERT Brand Ambassador Andy Savva (The Garage Inspector). Andy is a well-respected stalwart within the automotive aftermarket circles, having run a portfolio of high-quality workshops for over two decades and who now offers business advice in the form of courses aimed directly at industry professionals.

In addition to the training presentations, visitors will be able to compete in the INA Torque Challenge, a competition that proved to be a hit at the recent Automechanika Birmingham 2019 Event.  The challenge reinforces the message about the importance of using the correct tools and torque values while replacing belt system components.

Schaeffler Managing Director, Nigel Morgan, said: “I am delighted to reveal details of what will be a landmark achievement for Schaeffler. Everyone involved is keen to welcome technicians and garage owners for our first-ever REPXPERT Academy LIVE event, and we expect the classrooms to be full and our REPXPERTs busy talking to visitors about new vehicle and component technology, as well as the latest best practice hints, tips and techniques.

“To prove our commitment to this venture, we are thrilled to have committed to hosting four more events in 2020 – with dates and locations to be announced soon. We hope these events will attract and inspire all generations of technician working hard in workshops around the UK and Ireland.

“On behalf of Schaeffler, I look forward to welcoming everyone at Basingstoke College on the 25th January 2020.”

Schaeffler is also proud to announce that all REPXPERT Academy LIVE events have the full support of the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), with its members invited to sign-up and take advantage of a free full day training opportunity.

He added: “To have the backing of the IMI adds extra credence and gravitas to an event that is sure to inspire forward-thinking technicians.

To book a place at Basingstoke College, please click here.