Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Pvt Ltd (Henkel India) and Kohinoor Technical Institute (KTI) has opened a center at Kurla to train new students and workshop technicians in the latest vehicle repair technologies. Henkel India and KTI have entered into a partnership to offer training that will equip students to deliver reliable and high-quality vehicle repair and maintenance service.
India will have an estimated 3.5 million mechanics by the year 2020, out of which 1.5 million would lack formal training on vehicle repair process. This center is set up to address these challenges of skill development in India. Henkel has developed a specially designed curriculum for students of the automotive course at KTI. As part of the automotive course at KTI, students learn about correct maintenance and repair process for vehicles. Manish Singhal, Business Director of Henkel’s General Industry adhesive business in India, said, “We continuously develop adhesive and sealant solutions together with leading automotive manufacturers for more reliable, lighter and safer vehicles. Our mission in the automotive aftermarket division is to bring the same high-performance solutions to our customers. This facility is designed to make sure that future mechanics receive the same hands-on training on quality products that will help them start performing from day one.”