Fujitsu, a world leading provider of innovative, reliable and energy efficient air conditioning products has partnered with TF Solutions, one of the UK’s leading air conditioning and refrigeration distributors, to open a new training facility dedicated to the air conditioning sector at TF Solutions’ Burton-on-Trent branch.

At the well-attended opening day, Ian Carroll, Fujitsu’s Sales and Marketing Director said: “We are delighted to be opening this new training centre here in the Midlands. We are committed to training to help raise standards throughout the industry and have invested heavily in our state of the art training facilities in Elstree, Dublin and now Burton-on-Trent. Training, like every other service we provide, needs to be relevant, current, high quality and most importantly assessable. It is with this last point in mind, that we proud to have listened to the market and opened a training centre that is easier for those in the Midlands and the North to attend.”

The new Burton-on-Trent training centre was officially opened on the 19th October by TF Solutions’ Managing Director, Mike Sanderson, with IOR President, Steve Gill, in attendance.

Mike said: “We have a long partnership with Fujitsu and are pleased to collaborate with them to bring a dedicated training centre to our customers in the Midlands and beyond.

“Our mission statement for TF Solutions when we started back in 2001 was “working together for success” and it is this same principle that has allowed us to remain a vital part of our customer’s successes over years. Training is an essential element in helping our customers to grow and develop, so we are now proud to be working together with Fujitsu for everyone’s success.”

Steve Gill, the IOR President, said: “As someone from the Midlands, I am delighted that Fujitsu and TF Solutions have partnered to make the training centre here at Burton possible. Having a local centre will enable more to attend. The IOR supports and encourages skills development through training, so I’m delighted to be here today to see these excellent well equipped training facilities.”

Andy Cherrill, TF Solutions Director based at Burton said: “There has already been a lot of initial interest in the new Training Centre and we’re looking forward to rolling out a number of courses in the near future.

“All the courses are free to attend and we really see a big demand for this.  All courses are taught by Fujitsu’s highly skilled in-house engineers who all have many years’ experience working with Fujitsu products.”

Nick Wilks, Futjitsu’s National Distribution Manager added: “Fujitsu have developed a specific range of courses designed and created to help develop engineers’ knowledge in designing and installing Fujitsu air conditioning products and their ideal applications.”

The current range of courses includes:

  • An introduction to the Fujitsu Product Portfolio
  • Split and Multi-Split System (inc.8 Room Multi) – Installation, Commissioning, Troubleshooting and Service Tool
  • Mini VRF – Installation, Commissioning. And Troubleshooting
  • VRF System Application and Design including Design Simulator
  • Design Simulator (software only) - NEW
  • VRF System Installation and Commissioning
  • VRF Advanced Service and Troubleshooting including Service Tool
  • VRF Central Controllers - Installation and Commissioning
  • AHU DX Kit and Freeverter Options – Design, Installation and Commissioning – NEW 

The turnout for the open day and the interest in the courses is proving that this is a popular choice of location with the contractors, with all saying how impressed they are with the new training facilities.

The new Training Centre is the latest investment from The Ice Men following on from TF Solutions’ recent re-location to its state-of-the-art facilities in Burton, boasting enhanced office space, improved storage facilities and a fully stocked trade counter featuring all the latest Fujitsu air conditioning equipment and ancillaries.