Among the guests at the ceremony on Tuesday 11 May were representatives of Cologne, Germany-headquartered DEUTZ, the president of Extremadura regional government, Guillermo Fernandez Vara, the German Ambassador to Spain, Wolfgang Dold, and the head of the German-Spanish Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Walther von Plettenberg.
Located at DEUTZ Spain’s site, DBS works in partnership with educational institutions such as the University of Extremadura and the Instituto Lean Management to offer an open learning model for DEUTZ employees and external students. Practical training and continuing professional development are particularly important to DEUTZ and have a long tradition. The manufacturer of innovative drive technologies launched its first in-house training 101 years ago.
In his opening speech, Dr. Frank Hiller, chairman of the DEUTZ management board, said: “Passing on knowledge and expertise is becoming increasingly important in our rapidly changing world. Enabling and promoting lifelong learning is, therefore, part of how we see ourselves as a company and employer. DEUTZ business school plays an important role in this. Investment in knowledge is always an investment in the future, as this is the only way to remain innovative – and competitive.”
“I am delighted that DEUTZ business school has officially opened today, albeit a little later than expected. Unfortunately, coronavirus has repeatedly put our plans on hold. Now, we can finally look forward to further successes and to sharing our knowledge in person, hopefully in the near future. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the school’s principal, Ms Carolina Grau,” said Eugenio Serrano, CEO of DEUTZ Spain.