Hansgrohe launches training sessions for contractors

ALPHARETTA, GA. — Hansgrohe announced a new ongoing series of monthly product training workshops, created specifically for plumbing and mechanical contractors, here at the Hansgrohe Aquademie, a special training facility inside the company’s North American headquarters.

Offered the first Wednesday of each month, Technical Product Training for the Plumbing Professional is a one-day class focusing on specification considerations, installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of Hansgrohe and Axor brand shower systems, kitchen and lavatory faucets, commercial electronic faucets and showerpanels.

“Our instruction begins in the Aquademie classroom, but then moves into our Showerworld facility to discuss and work on actual product,” said Jen Roccio Bruno, manager of training and development at Hansgrohe.

Opened in 2001 and fully remodeled five years later, Showerworld now houses 20 different working shower systems and a full range of Hansgrohe and Axor products, including showerheads, handshowers, bodysprays and showerpanels.

Technical Product Training also includes a tour of the Hansgrohe manufacturing and warehousing operations. The Alpharetta facility, which opened in 1995, currently does plastic injection molding, chrome plating, physical vapor deposition finishing, and assembly of faucet and showering products for the Hansgrohe brand in the U.S. and Canada.

Students stay at a nearby hotel, and training sessions conclude by mid-afternoon of the next day, allowing attendees to return home within 24 hours of their arrival. Hansgrohe provides ground transportation from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport to the hotel, the Aquademie and back to the airport. The company also covers all land expenses in Atlanta, including meals and overnight lodging. The only out-of-pocket costs for a student would be transportation from his or her hometown to Atlanta — by air or ground.