HFT Distributor Training Course: We held our first Distributor training of 2020 here at our UK HQ in Burry Port last week of January.
Distributors from Italy, Norway, Scotland and various parts of the UK took part, the first training course we had held in our new conference room.
During the first morning, Technical Sales Manager Luke gave presentations for our all products with live demonstrations of our PurgElite and QuickPurge Inflatable Pipe Purging Systems. All HFT Distributors were able to use the full range of Weld Purge Monitors and learned the features and technical advantages of each of them thus enabling them to offer good advice to the end users.
In the afternoon, the group learned all about our wide range of Pipestoppers® and were able to get hands-on with the complete product range of inflatable, mechanical, pancake, low profile style and solid rubber.
In the demonstration room we have on permanent display all our products including a dome style Flexible Welding Enclosure and our TEG-1000 Tungsten Electrode Grinder with dust extraction. HFT Distributors were able to grind our thoria free Multi-Strike Tungstens.
The evening event was a Cheese and Wine Tasting hosted by Managing Director, Georgia Gascoyne. Six local, Welsh cheeses had been paired with white, red and rose wines and each were tasted whilst listening to the story behind both products with a few quiz questions thrown in!
On the second day, Luke gave a demonstration of our Qwik-Freezer and Accu-Freeze kits, making a successful freeze on a 2” pipe. The HFT Distributors were very impressed with the speed of the freeze and also the pressure that an ice plug can hold.
The afternoon was spent at our local racecourse, Ffos Las. We were delighted to be given the chance to enter the parade ring and present a prize to the groom of the best turned out horse and then the trophy to the winning jockey! A few of the Distributors had winners too so all in all, a fantastic day.
HFT are celebrating their 45th anniversary this year so the social side of our Training Course was a great way to raise a glass and thank our Distributors for being alongside us during our journey.