Investing in the Future of Metalworking: Proud to Announce the Launch of the First Fluid Intelligence Academy

Posted on March 20, 2019

In a momentous advancement for the metalworking industry, Houghton today held the launch event for our first ever Fluid Intelligence Academy.

Lee Bowditch at Fluid Intelligence Academy

Designed to support Houghton’s new, European-wide business development department and customer-centric initiative, the first Fluid Intelligence Academy is based in Blackburn at the Advanced Manufacturing & Automation Centre (AMAC), in partnership with Training 2000, a UK-based apprenticeship training provider and part of the University of Central Lancashire.

With consultation at the core of Houghton’s new initiative, the Fluid Intelligence Academy is designed to facilitate consultation sessions between clients and Fluid Intelligence specialists, alongside their regional Houghton account manager.

The Fluid Intelligence Academy will also serve as a facility to train Houghton employees, clients and apprenticeship students with hands-on learning surrounding industry best-practise, through an advanced training syllabus.

The launch event was held today, the 20th March, at the AMAC in Lancashire. This closed-doors event was the perfect opportunity to showcase this expansion in Houghton’s service portfolio, and to demonstrate its value to our clients with our consultation and training capabilities.

The news of the launch came after former Commercial & Country Director for the UK and Ireland, Lee Bowditch, was appointed EMEA Business Development Director for Fluid Intelligence Solutions at the beginning of February.

Fluid Intelligence Academy Launch

“The Fluid Intelligence Academy will be pivotal in supporting the Fluid Intelligence initiative and accompanying department. This facility will be a key part in helping clients realise process enhancements, through hands-on consultation, demonstration, trial and development.” Lee explains.

“During times of economic uncertainty, it’s important for us to support our partner clients and their industries, which means that we can help them prepare for what may come. The Fluid Intelligence Academy enables us to do this, as a dual-purpose facility that’ll help drive down manufacturers’ costs, whilst investing in the education of our future engineers to come.”

We look forward to seeing the results of our endeavours, as we work to enhance the future of the metalworking industry on a global scale.

For more information about the Fluid Intelligence initiative and the Fluid Intelligence Academy, please visit the Fluid Intelligence area of the Houghton-CSC website.