Paddy Hopkirk Opens CES Automotive Training Centre
Aug 17, 2007 at 11:59 AM
1964 Monte Carlo Rally Winner opens the CES ATC - 30 May 2007
We have just opened the doors to our new dedicated Automotive Training Centre in Chester. Officially opened on 30th May by Paddy Hopkirk, winner of the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally and lifelong member of the BRDC. The centre is equipped with a classroom, workshop with a 2 post ramp, and showcases the latest in diagnostic and air-conditioning technology.
As the UK's leading exhaust and cat supplier, we recognise that our industry is changing quicker than ever before, with new models getting ever more sophisticated bristling with the latest technology, tomorrow's cars will start to become unrecognisable compared to vehicles from just a few years ago. Talk of the introduction of changes such as hybrid technology mean that mechanics can no longer depend on their traditional skills.
Locally, we supply a full range of car parts through our 13 sites across the North West, Midlands and North Wales, hence the need for training our customers and staff.
"This investment is intended to help our customers stay ahead with these major changes in technology. Working alongside the most renowned OE global suppliers such as SKF, Bosch, Delphi and Hella means that we have access to the latest technology. We offer courses from key training bodies such as IMI, Exponentia and ATA, that are a mixture of classroom and practical" said Melanie Warburton, Marketing Director of CES.
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