Mumbai, October 8, 2018
Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Pvt Ltd (Henkel India) and Kohinoor Technical Institute (KTI) on Friday (October 5, 2018) opened a center at Kurla to train new students and workshop technicians in the latest vehicle repair technologies. Henkel India and KTI have entered into a partnership to offer training that will equip students to deliver reliable and high-quality vehicle repair and maintenance (VRM) service.
India will have an estimated 3.5 million mechanics by the year 2020, out of which 1.5 million would lack formal training on vehicle repair process. This center is set up to address these challenges of skill development in India. Henkel has developed a specially designed curriculum for students of the automotive course at KTI. As part of the automotive course at KTI, students learn about correct maintenance and repair process for vehicles.
Speaking during the inauguration of the center, Manish Singhal, Business Director of Henkel’s General Industry adhesive business in India, said, “Henkel is a global leader in adhesives, sealants and functional coating solutions. We continuously develop adhesive and sealant solutions together with leading automotive manufacturers for more reliable, lighter and safer vehicles. Our mission in the automotive aftermarket division is to bring the same high-performance solutions to our customers. This facility, which we have developed along with KTI, is designed to make sure that future mechanics receive the same hands-on training on quality products that will help them start performing from day one.”
Speaking on the occasion, Makarand Vagaskar, COO – KTI, said, “At KTI, it is our earnest effort to impart the best-in-class industry training to our students; thereby, equipping them for their professional careers. Our exclusive partnership with Henkel, by which we have set up VRM training centers at KTI Pune last year and Panvel earlier this year, and now at Kurla, equips our students with specialised hands-on training. We have a plan to also open another center at Nashik.”
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world.
Henkel in India has two legal entities Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Private Limited (wholly-owned subsidiary of Henkel, Germany) and Henkel Anand India Private Limited (joint venture). It has two business units in the country – Adhesive Technologies and Beauty Care, both in the business to business realm.
Established in 1967, Kohinoor Technical Institute (KTI) is a pioneer in vocational training for technical courses. KTI has a vision to empower the young workforce of India by imparting skills that are government approved and industry ready. KTI does this by imparting quality technical education that is focused on employment and livelihood. Founded by Dr Manohar Joshi, KTI started with a single centre at Dadar in Mumbai, and has now grown into a national network of over 70 centres across 6 Indian states. The institute is a training partner of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Government of India.
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