TMD Friction UK R&D Team Passes Training

Source: TMD Friction announcement

HARTLEPOOL, U.K. — TMD Friction UK has completed the latest IMI-accredited electric and hybrid vehicle training, as the braking specialist focuses on the future of the automotive industry and commits to support its customers as new powertrains are introduced.

Taking place at TMD Friction UK’s research and development facility at Seaton Ross, East Yorkshire, the research-and-development (R&D) team completed an intense program of training on electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrids.

Scott Irwin MIMI, head of technical training at TMD Friction, said, “It’s important to remain agile to the changing landscape of the automotive industry, especially as new electric powertrains are introduced as we aim to reduce emissions.”

Ian Featherstone, R&D director at TMD Friction, said, “So that we can continue to support our customers across passenger car and commercial vehicle markets for the long-term, our R&D team has an uncompromising approach to continuous professional development and understanding the workings of EVs and hybrids is no exception.”

The R&D team at completed the IMI Level 3 course comprising the EV2.2 and EV3 modules, which covered the requisite knowledge on carrying out electric and hybrid vehicle high voltage system repairs, while also acquiring a thorough understanding of regenerative braking.

The team also learnt the skills and expertise required to work safely around a vehicle that may have had damage to its high energy or electrical system via e-learning initiatives.

With the completion of the IMI accredited course, the entire UK-based TMD Friction technical and R&D teams are equipped and qualified to carry out work on EVs and hybrids.

Continuous professional development is a cornerstone of technical strategy at the company, and TMD Friction’s customers can also benefit from training sessions and technical workouts, to keep their knowledge up to date as increasingly complex braking systems and exacting safety standards are introduced.

TMD Friction offers configurable training modules to give mechanics the competitive edge and keep ahead of the changing landscape in the automotive industry.

For more information on technical training, visit the company’s brand Textar’s training website by clicking HERE.