KBA has announced the official opening of the new extension to its training centre at its Radebeul facility in Germany. The modern, 1,300 sqm, has doubled the space available to the company for customer seminars and product training.
Around 1,000 participants from throughout the world attend training courses at the centre in Radebeul each year, spending an average seven days at KBA. The existing training centre, which was itself opened in 2001, was fast approaching its capacity limits.
KBA says with the new extension, which comprises a second press hall and further seminar and meeting rooms, the company is ideally positioned to answer the growing demand for training opportunities.
Two new presses have also been installed, a five-colour Rapida 105 in a coater configuration and an eight-colour Rapida 106 perfector for 4-over-4 production with direct DriveTronic SPC plate cylinder drives for simultaneous plate changing and countless further automation features geared to faster make-ready and quality control.
The company also says that the existing medium and large-format Rapida presses enable practical training to be given for all typical print and finishing applications. Console and printing tower simulators, as well as specially equipped seminar rooms for service technicians, are further guarantees for the practical orientation of the courses offered.
In addition to a programme of basic and advanced courses on operation and servicing of the modern range of KBA sheetfed offset presses, the training centre also offers seminars on a broad spectrum of topics of interest to the graphic arts industry as a whole.
This could mean inline finishing technologies or the integration of an MIS into an existing production environment, or special meetings for managers seeking to extend their technical knowledge or learn more about business process and workflow organisation.