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27/1/2015 Education success for Colchester giving apprentices swiss skills

Josef Binkert AG again supplied a number of the best selling Colchester Triumph VS centre lathes for the Swiss Skills championships in Berne, to ensure that the talented apprentices achieved the best possible results in the turning competition.

600 UK’s Swiss distributor, Josef Binkert AG, supported by Colchester and Harrison world renown training lathes, have, for over 50 years, been at the forefront of engineering training throughout Switzerland, demonstrated through their long term support of WorldSkills competitions, including the recent national championships,  ‘Swiss Skills Berne’ from 17 to 21 September 2014.   

Josef Binkert AG again supplied a number of the best selling Colchester Triumph VS centre lathes for the Swiss Skills championships, to ensure that the talented apprentices achieved the best possible results in the turning competition. 

As a further example of their continuing support for education and training throughout Switzerland, Josef Binkert AG has recently replaced and upgraded existing machinery at the prestigious apprentice training school, Swissmechanic Training Organisation with a number of premium quality Colchester Master VS 3250 variable speed centre lathes.      

The Colchester centre lathes supplied to these very prestigious training organisations in Switzerland further demonstrate Colchester’s continuing commitment to apprentice training and industrial education sectors worldwide.  

Howard Bamforth, 600 UK’s Sales Director, said “We are very proud of our long association with Josef Binkert AG who have always been at the forefront of education in the extremely influential Swiss machine tool market.  

Supplying Colchester lathes enables today’s talented apprentices to become the highly skilled engineers of tomorrow by raising their competency on the outstanding quality, reliability and value that the Colchester lathe range gives to all our customers.” 

For further information, contact: 

Howard Bamforth - 600 UK Sales Director
Philip Cullen - 600 Group Marketing Manager 

Tel: +44 (0) 1924 415000

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