Porsche Holding opens state-of-the-art training centre in Salzburg
Salzburg, 19 August 2016 - Having recently opened its new training and development centre in Salzburg's Alpenstraße, Porsche Holding Salzburg is continuing to expand its competitive edge in service excellence. The company invested seven million euros in the new building with state-of-the-art facilities, where some 3,900 service technicians and 150 apprentices will be trained every year. "Today's vehicles use such complex technology that continuous development is imperative. This applies in particular to the professional training and development opportunities for our staff, who now find excellent amenities at our new centre", explains Alain Favey, CEO of the Porsche Holding Salzburg Management Board.
Theory and practice are perfectly combined in the one-room concept at the new training centre. This means that theory and practical training are held in one room, which ensures short distances between sessions and is ideal for hands-on knowledge transfer.
The teaching facilities are of the highest technical standard. Fully adjustable car lifts, the latest diagnostic equipment, separate body bays with a dedicated room for welding work, level wheel alignment systems and other equipment ensure an optimum training environment. Twenty different vehicles are available to course participants for practical training, ranging from the Audi A8, natural gas Caddy and T6 to the VW up!. Bodies in white are also on hand for them to practise assembly and structural repairs. The training facilities have been equipped with air conditioning and LED lighting in all the rooms in order to guarantee participants the best possible conditions for working and learning. With twelve participants on average, the courses make sure that each individual receives appropriate attention.
Highly trained staff expand competitive edge in expertise
As Porsche Holding has always attached great importance to training and development, it features prominently throughout staff careers here. During their apprenticeships, future service experts not only undergo in-depth training but also attend various courses to prepare them for the demanding tasks ahead. Only if the brand service and repair centres have a team that is up to date can they provide a high standard of quality and continue to expand their competitive edge in expertise. Highly trained staff are the decisive success factor in repairing faults quickly and ultimately ensuring satisfied customers.
In addition to the training facility in Salzburg, Porsche Holding Salzburg operates ten other centres across Austria with a total of 20 trainers. Every year, around 850 training and development events from a range of some 60 different courses are held there.