Kubota Engine America Corp., (KEA), has opened a new technical training center at its Lincolnshire, Ill. headquarters. Construction on the facility with includes 3400 sq.ft. of classrooms and a 1500 sq.ft. lab area, was recently completed and an inaugural group of distributor technicians have finished a hands-on, common rail system SCR course taught by Kubota’s designated training team. These technicians were first to experience the center’s three full classrooms and interactive lab area with running engine stations.
Course topics range from compression ignited engines equipped with common rail, DPF aftertreatment and SCR systems, to spark ignited engines and legacy mechanically controlled engines. The added resources will allow Kubota to provide a consistent level of training all the way down through its network, both via e-learning training courses and instructor led training opportunities.
Each course is designed to help students understand Kubota products and engines to use them more effectively and efficiently, KEA said. Tom Amundsen, senior technical training engineer said, “It’s our responsibility to provide superior training for our customers and distributors. The more we train and the more feedback we receive, the more we can continually improve,” he said.
“The industry is evolving. Upgrades in technology require service technicians to place training and adapting as top priority, in order to meet these challenges. Now the new facility and improved curriculum allow us to create a rich learning experience with real-life application for our students,” Amundsen said.
Kubota said it will be placing additional training center information on its website over the coming months.
For more information: http://www.kubotaengine.com