The Technical University of Kenya is set to collaborate with ElringKlinger, a German supplier of professional engine repairs, and Manfreco Ltd, a motor vehicle parts distributor in the East African market.
The meeting was attended by Prof. Edwin Ataro, the Executive Dean Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment (FEBE), Prof. Alex Muumbo, Director School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Prof. Bernard Odera, and Mr. Cosmas Kanyadudi - the Executive Officer, Office of the Vice-Chancellor.
Manfreco Company’s visiting team were Sales Director, Mr. Nadir Ahmed and Ms. Lisa Leina who is the Head of Social Media. Speaking during the meeting, Mr. Kanyadudi said the partnership will give engineering students an opportunity for Placement training where they will acquire hands-on knowledge in readiness for the job market.
Prof. Muumbo appreciated the market player for the visit indicating that the partnership opportunity is critical in training students adding that past partnerships with the industry have yielded positive results for all parties. “We have partnerships with companies including KONE Elevator, Samsung, Huawei among others who have taken in students for training and employment,” said Prof. Muumbo adding that companies like Samsung have set up centers at the university which is a welcome opportunity for Manfreco.
Mr. Nadir Ahmed said the company looks forward to working with TU-K. He went ahead to explain that ElringKlinger has an Academy, which will offer certified online training programs to continuing students and graduates on technical courses that can be accessed 24/7. “Students will receive an exclusive range of training materials including developed animation and videos,” he said. Also, students will be allowed to test their knowledge by taking part in an exam and thereafter receive an Elring certificate.
He further added that this training will enable them to familiarize themselves with all the latest technology and development in the field of modern engine sealing technology and lightweight construction. Prof. Ataro added that he is excited to work with the company and would in the future invite market players including Manfreco in various curricula review stakeholder workshops noting that this would have an impact on our society. Manfreco carried corporate social responsibility with an aim and initiative to promote a safe learning environment by distributing Elring masks to the faculty.
ElringKlinger AG. The company develops and produces components for engines, gearboxes, exhaust systems, and alternative drive technologies for the vast majority of vehicles. It also provides a comprehensive range of gasket sets, gaskets, service parts and sealing compounds to suit all market requirements.
The brand name “Elring -Das Original” has long since become a trademark for outstanding quality, safe, service availability, and reliability.