NEXUS Automotive International (N!) has revealed details of its reshaped and much expanded N! Academy, with training programmes to be delivered across four continents.
The ambitious roll-out by the progressive global community is aimed at supporting leading autoparts distributors, who are NEXUS members, to be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow and operate successfully in highly competitive markets.
The enhanced N! Academy programme leverages the expertise and technical knowledge of members and N! strategic suppliers for the betterment of the whole N! Community. It now covers four pillars:
- Executive Seminar: covering best practice for topics such as category management and telematics
- Middle Management: developing professionalism in key business functions
- Train the Trainers: building the knowledge of N! technical representatives to enable them to forge strong relationships with workshops and more easily identify business opportunities, and
- Workshop Tutorial: cutting edge training on product lines to guarantee continual growth.
Under the new programme there will be eight Train the Trainers technical sessions between September and December, in China, France, Latin America, Spain, South Africa, Slovenia, and the UAE. There will also be two NEXUS School initiatives for middle managers, the first in India in October, the second in Latin America in December.
NEXUS CFO Thierry Mugnier, who is leading the project, said: “This is a truly exciting initiative. With the enthusiastic support of the N! Community, we are able to call upon the resources and expertise of some of the biggest players in the aftermarket, who are backing our strategy of using education and training to unlock the potential in fast growing emerging markets. In this way, NEXUS members are not just riding the wave, they are creating it!”
Another big step forward will be the opening of a training centre in India, which is being set up under the N! Academy umbrella by NEXUS member TVS Automobile Solutions.
Thierry Mugnier added: “To have such a prestigious company involved in our programme is a big vote of confidence in the NEXUS strategy. I’m delighted to say it doesn’t end there, for other N! members have indicated they wish to open similar affiliated training centres in their regions, details of which we will announce as they come to fruition.”