Geneva-based machine tool manufacturer GF AgieCharmilles inaugurated its new GF AgieCharmilles Academy yesterday, a state-of-the-art training environment with the singular goal of setting the industry’s training standard and exceeding customers’ expectations for expertise and quality.
Geneva-based machine tool manufacturer GF AgieCharmilles inaugurated its new GF AgieCharmilles Academy.
Located at GF AgieCharmilles’ Geneva headquarters, the academy features an enlarged machining center area with space for training, and an updated metrology area, technical and training labs and classrooms. Site renovations to accommodate the new academy began in July and were completed in November.
Ever-expanding knowledge base
The enhanced facility and newly developed academy curriculum positions GF AgieCharmilles to accelerate and expand training opportunities for applications and service engineers worldwide, and to leverage the Group’s an ever-expanding knowledge base to the direct benefit of customers.
Those customers include leading tool and mold makers and manufacturers of precision components across a wide range of industrial areas, including aerospace and aeronautics, automotive, medical technologies, information and communications technology (ICT), electronic components, and jewelry and watchmaking.
A culture of excellence
Leading the inaugural activities was GF AgieCharmilles President Jean-Pierre Wilmes, founder of the academy. The opening of the academy sets the stage, through investment in GF AgieCharmilles employees worldwide, to build on a culture of excellence. The Group employs; 2,712 on 50 sites worldwide, including 254 employees in Geneva.