Anniversary of a successful model - 10 years of light knowledge at the TRILUX Akademie

Oct. 6, 2021
Whether basic lighting knowledge or in-depth know-how on smart light, quality of light, or planning tools - with the courses and seminars of the TRILUX Akademie, participants can bring their lighting knowledge up to date in a targeted manner.

UK, October 2021 - The TRILUX Akademie was founded in 2011 with the aim of bringing complex lighting knowledge to the market with a high-quality and practice-oriented range of courses and seminars, to anchor it there permanently. Today, with more than 160 events per year and over 165,000 participants since its foundation, the further education institution is one of the largest European training platforms for light and lighting. To mark its milestone birthday, the company hosted an anniversary week with a festive opening event and an informative programme for employees, customers, and journalists - and, fittingly, opened its tenth Akademie location.

Whether basic lighting knowledge or in-depth know-how on smart light, quality of light, or planning tools - with the courses and seminars of the TRILUX Akademie, participants can bring their lighting knowledge up to date in a targeted manner. Since its foundation in 2011, a total of around 165,000 people have taken advantage of the training courses offered at the TRILUX Akademie. The greatest strengths of the events include the high level of practical relevance and the excellent qualifications of the speakers. "TRILUX has been offering employees and customers targeted further training courses since as early as 1949 since 1987 even with its own lecture theatre," said Heiner Hans, Head of the TRILUX Akademie, summarising the (pre-)history. "In order to be able to concentrate fully on the transfer of knowledge, we took the next logical step towards an institutionalised further training institution in 2011 with the foundation of the TRILUX Akademie," says Hans. With resounding success.

A round thing - opening of the tenth location in the anniversary year

Since 2015, the TRILUX Akademie has been on an international expansion course - and has successively founded new branches, for example in Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Austria and the United Arab Emirates. In its anniversary year, the TRILUX Akademie will now open three further locations and will then be represented internationally with a total of ten branches.

Helen Loomes, Innovation, Akademie, TRILUX Group, comments, “The Akademie UK has been in existence since 2015 and has grown from strength to strength and is now widely recognised in the UK. We are regularly asked to participate in roundtables or write articles on Sustainability, HCL, or EN12464-1. Our monthly webinars usually attract a good audience, often reaching 100 people. Still, most useful for our customers are the lunchtime CPD seminars held for individual companies where we present a topic of their choice. Usually, 10 – 15 people gather for lunch, so it is relaxed and allows them to ask questions. This type of meeting, even if it is held online, brings us closer to our customers and creates trust.

Looking forward, we are implementing a new system to help our employees in their learning and make it a higher focus. This training will cover all aspects of our business, whether lighting specific or understanding Microsoft 365. We are also working closely with the other TRILUX subsidiaries to share knowledge, creating more Akademies.”

The three new academies are located at the headquarters of the retail subsidiary Oktalite in Cologne (Germany) and as digital branches in Poland and Spain - and will commence operations in the course of the year. They will be managed by a local contact person on site and offer selected digital seminar content in the respective national language.

"Proximity to the market and customers is firmly anchored in our corporate DNA. With the local academies, we are optimally prepared for the different qualification needs in an internationally very diverse market - and bring cutting-edge lighting knowledge to the various countries in precisely the form required," explains Joachim Geiger, CSO and CMO of the TRILUX Group.

Opening event and anniversary week - festive and fact-filled

On 6 September 2021 - almost exactly ten years to the day after the opening of the TRILUX Akademie on 9 September 2011 - the further education institution celebrated its foundation with an event at the headquarters in Arnsberg. A colourful programme with guests focused on the fascination of light, including a keynote speech by futurologist Birgit Gebhardt on the subject of the "Smart working world of the future".

During the subsequent anniversary week, the TRILUX Akademie offered employees, customers and press representatives a customised digital training programme from 7 - 9 September 2021. Under the motto "It`s all about knowledge!", participants were able to learn about future technological developments and potential in the lighting market in short online sessions followed by live expert discussions. "Especially in the areas of lighting quality, connectivity and digital lighting design, there is currently a high demand for further training - topics that we are specifically whetting the appetite for with our anniversary special," is how Heiner Hans sums it up.

About the TRILUX Akademie

Since 2011, TRILUX has combined innovative consulting, qualification and information offers under the umbrella of the TRILUX Akademie in order to provide customers and partners with orientation in an increasingly complex lighting market. The Akademie is characterised by a highly modern didactic concept based on dialogue-oriented exchange as well as a variety of methods, experienced instructors and modern seminar rooms. An approach that is also convincing internationally: since the foundation of the headquarters in Arnsberg, the TRILUX Akademie has established new locations in Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, France and since 2018 has also offered comprehensive lighting knowledge in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates.

Making complex light knowledge easily available, arousing enthusiasm for technological possibilities and shaping the future of light - this is the vision of the TRILUX Akademie . In order to make the fascination of light tangible, the academy pursues a practice-oriented approach: not only lectures are held here, but also experiments, assembly and discussions.

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TRILUX SIMPLIFY YOUR LIGHT stands for the simplest and safest way to a customised, energy-efficient and future-proof lighting solution. In the dynamic and increasingly complex lighting market, the customer receives the best advice, optimum orientation and perfect light. To ensure this claim, TRILUX draws on a wide portfolio of technologies and services as well as high-performance partners and companies of the TRILUX Group. The lighting specialist combines individual components into customised complete solutions - always perfectly matched to customer requirements and the area of application. This means that even complex and extensive projects can be implemented quickly and easily from a single source. In the spirit of SIMPLIFY YOUR LIGHT, the focus is always on planning, installation and user-friendliness of the solutions for the customer in addition to quality and efficiency.

The TRILUX Group operates six production sites in Europe and Asia and serves international customers through 30 subsidiaries and numerous sales partners. The Lighting Division includes the brands TRILUX SIMPLIFY YOUR LIGHT, Oktalite and Zalux. Investment companies include ICT and the online platform watt24. The ITZ (Innovation and Technology Centre) as a department for research and development bundles the innovative power under the TRILUX umbrella. With locations in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, France, the United Arab Emirates and Switzerland, the TRILUX Academy provides the necessary know-how on topics, trends and innovations in the lighting sector. TRILUX employs a total of just under 5,000 people worldwide, with the company headquarters in Arnsberg.

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