Daikin UK has opened a new £1.1m training and technology centre in Woking, Surrey to address the skills shortage of experienced engineers in the sector.
A recent report by Daikin UK found that 83 percent of HVAC companies are finding it hard to hire suitably qualified engineers.
With the European heat pump market experiencing significant growth in the last two years, Daikin UK says there is an urgent need for a wider skills base of design, installation and commissioning engineers to cope with demand.
The Woking training centre is equipped with the latest range of Daikin UK products and a wide range of courses is available to HVAC engineers including product selection, installation, servicing and maintenance.
John Durbin, Daikin UK’s technical sales manager, said: “Our UK training centres are designed to help raise the standards of UK HVACR engineers. At Daikin UK we recognise the business potential for expertly trained installers and we want to help the industry grow by training professionals to have the very latest product and service capabilities.
“Practical, hands-on product training is in high demand and the new facility in Woking stands as an exemplar of this kind of teaching for the entire industry.”