Wednesday, September 21, 2011

News: Nikken on the world stage


Expert young engineers have been at Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd in Rotherham in preparation for the WorldSkills 2011 competition next month.

WorldSkills London 2011 on October 5 will be the world's largest international skills competition, with young people from across the globe competing to be the best of the best in their chosen skill.

Nikken has been selected as an official supplier for this prestigious global event and David Nicholl from Schlumberger and Sam Andrews from BAe Systems spent a week practising at the Barbot Hall facility. Nikken offered the use of their Doosan Machining Centre for the two young apprentices to further hone their skills in preparation for the CNC Milling Competition and the Manufacturing Team Challenge respectively.

Tony Bowkett, group managing director at Nikken Kosakusho Europe, said: "Nikken has for more than 50 years understood the importance of workplace training and skills. The opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring future generations have the outstanding engineering skills required for the UK to compete globally, is one we could not pass over."

Ian Thompson, WorldSkills Training Manager for the UK from Coleg Llandrillo Cymru, added: "It is fantastic to have such prestigious companies supporting the young UK engineers giving them the best possible chance to compete on a World Stage. For them to have equipment supplied and supported by Nikken gives them a boost of confidence knowing that they have the highest quality, industry leading tools at their disposal."

Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd is a subsidiary of Japan's Nikken Kosakusho Works Ltd. The Rotherham facility supplies CNC rotary tables and tooling products to European offices in France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, Spain & Turkey.

Nikken Kosakusho Europe Ltd website



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