Following a successful event last year, EGO was once again asked to bring its expertise to Bridgwater and Taunton college in Somerset for a training day to discuss the benefits of battery powered outdoor power equipment.
On Tuesday (19th November), over 50 attendees including horticulture apprentices, employers and local council workers were at the college event.
Demonstrating the benefits of battery power, EGO provided a range of products for the students to test. Students had the opportunity to try out a range of tools, such as the brand’s mowers, line trimmers, blowers and hedge trimmers - as well as the new CS1800 chain saw.
Starting with a theory session in the morning the team took the class through the technology used within the range and most importantly the 56V Arc Lithium battery, helping them to understand where the EGO battery gets its "petrol matching" power. The day continued culminating in a practical session in the afternoon.
Peter Melrose, managing director EMEA at EGO said, “We’re so pleased we had the opportunity to once again be a part of the workshop at Bridgewater and Taunton College, in order to discuss the importance of battery power, not only from the environmental perspective that is constantly in the news at the moment, but also from the health standpoint for users and the economic benefits for business users.
“Initiatives like this, where we can educate young people entering the trade, are just so important. Passing on our passion for battery power to the next generation will hopefully start to shape the future of landscaping for the better.”