Training and development
Hawle attaches great importance to the professional and personal development of all its staff. Each and every one of our employees is given the opportunity to unlock their potential and develop their skills. At the ‘Hawle Academy’, our in-house qualification institute, we offer an extensive range of training schemes that unite technical expertise with the requirements of the market. The offer to attend tailored training sessions is extended not just to our employees but also to partners and customers.
The Hawle Academy is built on three pillars:
This scheme offers training to employees that supports them directly in their daily work. Training courses are available in the areas of IT, language, management and personality development, as well as company-specific training content.
Product & Application
These training courses are aimed at customers and staff. Participants gain the knowledge and skills needed to ensure that they can handle Hawle products with confidence as part of their assigned tasks. For this reason, we place special emphasis on practice-oriented knowledge transfer.
Customers and partners can take a look behind the scenes on one of our plant tours. Every year, numerous guests visit our Frankenmarkt and Vöcklabruck sites. They are given a tour of the production facilities and are also offered the chance to try out some of the training the Hawle Academy has to offer. The combination of a plant tour and a training session chosen from the “Product & Application” category makes for a perfect blend of theory and practice.
The Hawle Academy provides trainees with practical skills and product knowledge, all in a personalized training format. In this way, Hawle prepares its employees, customers and partners for all the challenges they will face in their day-to-day work and helps to ensure the lasting success of everyone involved.
Theory is good – but practice is better.
Frankenmarkt training center
“Tell me, and I will forget.
Show me, and I may remember.
Involve me, and I will understand.”
Confucius (c. 500 BC)
Theory is good – but practice is better. This is one of the reasons why Hawle established a training center that is used to provide education and development opportunities. At the training center, customers can test and try out Hawle products, seeing for themselves just how easy to operate and reliable they are at different pressure ratings. We have also created our own demonstration area where we can present the possible uses for our products.
Our customers and partners can take a close look at a wide range of connection technologies – such as flanges, fittings, System 2000 or multi-purpose couplings – as well as combinations with all manner of pipe materials. Hawle also has a large proportion of its more than 250 types of service connection line on show. Customer proximity is a core value at Hawle, which is why our employees are happy to pass their knowledge on to customers. In the assembly area, fitters and installers hone their skills in a wide range of procedures and in working with pipelines under pressure. Experienced trainers oversee the sessions and offer tips on assembly and maintenance. The Hawle lab technicians can also built test set-ups according to customer requirements on request.
A particular advantage of the training schemes offered is their proximity to the production plant, which facilitates a close look at all the fine details of the products. This gives participants a clear idea of the workmanship involved, as well as providing them with practice-oriented background information on the production methods used.
Demonstration area for practice-oriented training
At the customer’s premises
Show buses on tour
Show buses have a long tradition at Hawle. As far back as the 1960s, Hawle employees would hit the road to present products to their customers. And the tradition continues to this day. Hawle show buses are on the move all year round, presenting gate valves, combi valves, butterfly valves, service valves, extension spindles, hydrants, pipe connections, fittings, multi-purpose couplings, control valves and accessories.
With their extensive equipment, the show buses provide trade partners and fitters with a mobile alternative. Out in the field, individual training sessions are organized in the show bus that provide an active insight into the world of Hawle products. To book the show bus, please contact your sales partner.