Pumps companies in the north east have joined forces to help improve facilities at one of the sector’s leading trainers in the region.
Billingham-based manufacturer and distributor Tomlinson Hall has joined with three of its leading suppliers, Crane ChemPharma & Energy, ITT Goulds Pumps and Grundfos to supply equipment and know-how to NETA training group.
The object is to provide students at the Stockton-on-Tees training site with experience of some of the latest pump technologies on the market.
Strategic business development coordinator at NETA, David Thompson, said: “With thousands of different pumps on the market it is essential that our students have a solid understanding of what various pumps are made from, why that material has been chosen and the different fluids that they can handle.
“We are keen to update the facilities to set them up like a real-life working scenario allowing students to not only learn their craft, but also prepare them for working in a business, ensuring the transition from training into a working environment is seamless.”
Tomlinson Hall is currently repairing and refurbishing a series of pumps in the training facilities while the manufacturers will provide various.
We are keen to update the facilities to set them up like a real-life working scenario allowing students to prepare for working in a business
David Thompson, strategic business development coordinator, NETA
ITT Goulds Pumps has also committed to offer training days that will allow up to 50 students at a time to visit the company’s new facilities.
Tomlinson Hall business development director Colin Simpson remarked: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the four companies to provide the chance for young talent to have exposure to leading global brands through local distribution.
“We recognise the importance in equipping the next generation of budding engineers with the right tools to ensure their learning is the very best it can be. NETA has a proven track record in delivering technical training programmes to the very highest standard.”