Mirka UK opened a new state‐of‐the‐art national training centre in Milton Keynes in September. The investment is part of the company’s ongoing commitment to providing its customers with expert training and development around their high‐quality abrasive, tooling and polishing solutions, enabling businesses to improve their production, output and profit performance.

The training centre will offer customised training programmes for groups of up to 12 delegates based on the customers’ needs and requirements.

The 2500 sq ft site has been designed to maximise the user experience, with a practical demonstration space, where Mirka’s inhouse technical experts can showcase the company’s latest processes and products and where attendees will be able to complete the hands‐on technical training in a workshop setting. It also features classroom space for more knowledge‐based learning, which can then be transferred into the practical elements of the training programme.

Craig Daycock, managing director of Mirka UK, says: “We understand that the sectors we work in are constantly evolving in terms of the processes and products required to improve production, output and profit whilst still reducing cost and waste. Training is essential for our customers to achieve this. To take our onsite customer training to the next level, we made the decision to invest in our own training centre and we look forward to ensuring those users who come through our doors will leave knowing they have developed and learned new skills and techniques that will assist them in their jobs and enable their companies to expand their business opportunities.”