Earlier this month, our VP of Sales & Training, Walter van Loon, and Technical Trainer, Volodymyr Bagdasaryan, travelled to Banská Bystrica in Slovakia to conduct a training seminar with ARS Bridgestone, strengthening our growing relationship. ARS Bridgestone works across Slovakia with 10 sales outlets servicing all types of tyres as well as 1 Bandag retread factory, retreading over 10,000 tyres per year.
Walter & Volodymyr were delighted to meet with 18 technicians, supervisors and managers from ARS Bridgestone including local Bridgestone Representative, Mr. Mark Faggyas (Channel Development Manager; Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary), as well as local ARS Representatives Mr. Andrej Balint (Regional Manager) and Mr. Andrej Patka (Fleet Manager). It was also a pleasure to have our dedicated TECH distributor for Slovakia, Mr. Slavomir Palovic from Rotobalance s.r.o. present during the two day seminar.
As part of the training course, the ARS Bridgestone team completed both the TECH theoretical & practical training programme covering Nail Hole Passenger Repairs, Truck & Tractor OTR Repairs as well as TECH’s Permacure, Uni-Seal and All Purpose 2-Piece Repairs. The training also focused on the variations in cold & hot section repairs with TECH’s Centech and BP repairs for Truck, Tractor & OTR tyres all covered. Make sure you check out our photos of the training seminar below!
Proper tyre repair training remains a constant priority for TECH and the TRC family of brands. At TECH Europe, we are dedicated to promoting safe and effective tyre repair techniques, and place a very high importance on offering various forms of both seminar and field training, recognising the fact that properly trained technicians not only help promote tyre safety but also help increase efficiency, protect the environment and reduce costs.