As part of its 25th anniversary celebrations Aico, supplier of domestic fire and carbon monoxide (CO) protection products, has launched a new training and demonstration facility at its premises in Oswestry, Shropshire.
The stand alone Centre of Excellence comprises 402m² over two storeys, and has been built by Aico to demonstrate its comprehensive product range and provide customers with the latest training and meeting facilities.
On the ground floor, Aico has created ‘Ember Place’, which emulates a furnished home, with typical room layouts including a lounge, kitchen and bedroom. Aico alarms and accessories are fitted within these rooms to clearly demonstrate which products are suitable for these settings.
The rooms use infographics to explain the potential fire and CO risks in a property and details the products suitable to install to protect residents. Special Applications boards display how Aico products can be interlinked with third party systems such as Warden Call Systems and Gas Shut Off Valves.
A hands on training room is located next to ‘Ember Place’ where Aico will conduct specific training courses for customers, including its Aico Fire Products Trained Installer Scheme which has been designed for electrical contractors. The scheme has so far trained 9,500 people over almost six years.
Running across the length of the first floor of the Centre of Excellence is a large modern meeting room, which can accommodate up to 50 people and a break out area with seating and desks. The meeting room has the latest presentation facilities including an automated projector, LED lighting with a variety of settings and automated black out blinds.
Visitors are also able to gain an overview of the history of Aico, along with its parent company Ei Electronics, through an infographic marking all the key stages in these companies’ histories, including actual products past and present.