ACHARNAI, Greece, 22 January 2015 – PPG Greece has followed up its first customer training seminar with a second event held at the end of 2014 at its facility in Acharnai, Athens. The follow-up event enabled customers from local shipping companies to learn first-hand about a number of new technologies and products as well as gaining an insight into essential aspects of the marine coatings business.
The sessions were led by George Petkovski, Technical Training Manager PPG EMEA who made presentations on the use of marine coatings in modern shipbuilding, focusing on corrosion paint technology, essential painting and spray application procedures, antifouling and fouling release coatings and maintenance and repairs.
Discussion forums were also held across the two day event on the importance of shipboard maintenance, ballast tanks, newbuildings, cargo holds and chemical tanks.
Speaking during day two, Tassos Kaklamanis, Market Manager Marine said:
“Following the success of our first event in 2013, we wanted to build on our relationships with our customers and local businesses, to give them a wider understanding of what we do, and how we can work with them to increase their Fleets’ operational efficiency and profitability. We have been extremely pleased with feedback from those attending and we hope to continue these ‘up close’ customer events in the future.”
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