One of Mirka’s success factors has been our focus on educating sales force, employees and customers. Systems and solutions with real benefits for the customer's profitability and competitiveness have become increasingly important. The number of training programs has grown significantly in recent years, making it challenging to accomplish with limited space.
In June 2012, Mirka's board approved the investment and the construction began in August 2012. The total investment will be approximately $4.8M, and the floor area on two levels is approximately 19,375 ft2. The goal is to have the new technology center become an internationally recognised knowledge center based around sanding and finishing systems. We want the customer to feel they are receiving training in the best solutions as well as getting an opportunity to participate in the development of new, innovative ideas in our technology center.
In June 2013, Mirka celebrated the opening of the new Technology Center in Finland, in conjunction with being in business for 70 years. Mirka's technology center is equipped with state of the art technology, such as ATEX certified gas-heated paint booths, and an auditorium with the latest presentation technology.
The goal is to have at least 1500 people per year participate in Mirka Academy training courses and workshops. This is just the start to become an internationally recognized technology and training center in sanding and finishing systems.
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