CDL managing director, Darrel Birkett said:
"We don’t see the role of supplier as simply box shifting. Our installer customers are business partners, and we want to work with them over the long term to help develop their design and installation skills. We can also assist with end user negotiations to help them win tender contracts, as appropriate. It requires time and investment, but we see it as a win-win for all concerned.”
The training does not end in the classroom either. CDL has a library of online videos available too so installers can learn when it suits them.
One installer recently benefited from the scheme, namely Nantwich Refrigeration. The company took advantage of the detailed training and and tech support recently. Now, the Nantwich Refrigeration is enjoying the benefits of having Qualified Toshiba status as well as having access to more business opportunities because of its new skills.
Darrel Birkett continued:
"It is an example of what can be achieved through collaboration, and on a proactive approach. Looking ahead, we see tremendous opportunities for growth in the UK air conditioning market in the future, however one of the main limitations on realising the potential is availability of high quality installation skills.”
CDL benefits from the scheme by increasing the number of skilled engineers and partners in the field to meet growing demand.
Find out more details on the CDL website: www.cdlweb.info