Marshall-Tufflex supports launch of new South Coast training facility

Leading cable management manufacturer Marshall-Tufflex has re-affirmed its commitment to driving forward the development of environmentally friendly and renewable building technologies through its support of the newly opened Energy Centre in West Sussex.

The centre, part of Sussex Coast College Hastings, provides training and qualifications in the theoretical and practical application of solar and wind energy, plus biomass, water re-use, energy efficiency and recycling. It is open to all trades, including electricians, and will also run courses on the 17th Edition, PAT testing and trade licence renewal.

Marshall-Tufflex, which has its manufacturing base and headquarters in Hastings, provided all electrical conduit for the Energy Centre building and sponsored one of the main training rooms by donating product display boards for training purposes. It also supplied its flagship, all-curved, cable management system Odyssey, with Part M compliant blue back boxes, wired up with MT32, a prefabricated wiring system utilising a compact 32Amp plug and play connector. Monmohan Bhachu, electrical engineer from Sparktech Electrical, the contractor responsible for installing both Odyssey and MT32, really liked the products. He said: “The whole thing came together beautifully. Odyssey just hugged the wall and the MT32 connector technology is definitely the future for electrical wiring.”

Marshall-Tufflex managing director Jim Fletcher said the company was delighted to support the Energy Centre project: “Alternative energy is a huge growth area and Hastings has recognised the need to support and train industry professionals and student electricians in these new approaches to energy provision.

“As a company we are very focused on our environmental responsibilities and strive to deliver cable management and power connection systems that are not only straight-forward to use, but also as environmentally friendly as possible. Supporting the Energy Centre is a natural progression of our green ethos and we very much hope it will prove an invaluable resource for many of our customers throughout the south east,” added Mr Fletcher.

Mohan Chana, Assistant Principal, Technology at Sussex Coast College Hastings said: “These new technologies will be the norm in 10-15 years time. We want to provide the South Coast construction industry with a fantastic learning centre for renewable and alternative energies. The new Energy Centre has been created to meet current and future market sector skills needs for renewable energies. This is part of the college's continued commitment to the green agenda, and educational led regeneration, and we aim to meet the needs of learners and employers from the local and wider community."

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