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Ammann International Training Center AITC
12. April 2012

The demand for machine training among Ammann’s retails partners grew significantly last year. AF 150 and AFW 270 asphalt finishers were added to the machine pool at the AITC. Instructor Petr Burdych reports on day - to - day training and the extended offers available at the Ammann International Training Centre in the Czech town of Nové Město nad Metují.


How long have you worked in Nové Město ?
I have been with the company since completing my vocational training in 1990. I began in roller production and changed to the service department in 1997. I have instructed service technicians since 2005. In the beginning we concentrated mainly on theory. Today, however, we focus more on practical training and troubleshooting.

What can you tell us about the people who participate in training events ?
They range from technicians with years of experience in servicing compaction machines to inexperienced beginners who have never before seen a roller. Working with first group is easier. Trainees with experience allow us to concentrate on concrete details, innovations and new machines. The challenges are greater when it comes to beginners. We teach them the necessary basics and provide them with documents where they can find all the information they need if the need arises. Every training ends with an examination and the presentation of a certificate.

How has the training centre changed in comparison to the previous year with regard to facilities ?
We have integrated the service department and workshop in the hall at the training centre. This allows us to use the crane and other equipment belonging to the service centre. We have also set up a second training room that allows us to teach two separate groups independently from one another.

What are your goals for 2012 ? 
We want to concentrate on the quality of our training measures in 2012. We will invest in demonstration material and supplement the troubleshooting section. We are preparing new training measures in view of extensions and supplements to the product range such as, for instance, the new AP240 HT3 pneumatic - tyred roller or AV 95 T3 tandem roller, as well as the completely redesigned series of lightweight tandem rollers from Langenthal.