R-M, a premium brand in the automotive refinish industry, is restructuring the Refinish Competence Center in Clermont, France. The European training center in Clermont is known as the home of R-M. The premium paint brand’s international color laboratory is also situated within the adjacent manufacturing facility. During the renovation program, R-M is closing the training center from June 2012 until April 2013 in order to redesign it in line with the latest technologies and training concepts.
“In 2013, R-M will have one of the most modern training centers for automotive refinishing in Europe,” said Ronny Raeymakers, manager of the training center. “This fundamental restructuring will provide the perfect conditions for implementing training sessions here for our customers, including industry specialists, from painters to bodyshop owners.”
At the same time, the design and planning being undertaken by the architects and engineers will be supported by the in-house experts and partner companies in order to tailor the R-M Refinish Competence Center to the specific requirements befitting one of Europe’s most modern training facilities. “As a premium brand, R-M expects nothing but the best in order to be able to train and educate our clients and their employees here to the highest level and with the best technical equipment," said Thomas Gmür, R-M’s brand manager. “Light and open spaces provide a great amount of space for the reception area and for training individual groups. This is how R-M’s clients can effectively become familiarized with the newest technologies and developments in the automotive refinishing business.”
The restructuring works are taking place between June 2012 and the beginning of April 2013. During this time, the planned seminars will be transferred and carried out in peripheral R-M training centres in Europe.
The Refinish Competence Center was set up in 1990 in Clermont, approximately 80 km from Paris. After the reopening, the first highlight will be staging the international R-M Best Painter Contest between 8th and 10th October 8-10 2013, where young painters from more than 15 countries will demonstrate their abilities.