EuroSkills Huron to sponsor European technical competition
The company plans to supply four machining centres for the three-day event.
Machine tool supplier Huron Graffenstaden has announced that it will sponsor this year's EuroSkills trades competition on 4 - 6 October at Belgium's Circuit de Spa Francorchamps racetrack.
The company said the competition promotes manual work and technical and technological sectors, and nearly 430 entrants aged below 26 from 24 countries are expected to participate. A range of industrial sectors will be represented, including services, food, automotive, construction, allied trades and agriculture.
Huron said this will be the first time the company is official supplier for milling trades, and it will provide competition organisers with four VX6 machines. The C-frame units offer milling, drilling, boring and threading for the manufacture of tools in small and medium production runs, according to the supplier.
Dominique Lutz, Huron's sales director, said: "We are proud and honoured to be the official supplier of the milling category. In the past, Huron has maintained close ties with the teaching and education sector, so we had no hesitation in agreeing when the organisers contacted Huron."
The company said a dozen entrants will compete in the NC milling category this year. They will be asked to produce a complex piece in the shortest possible time for specialist observers.
EuroSkills is much more than an inter-trade competition, according to Huron, which noted that although the competition is open to all as long as they are younger than 26, it also focuses the spotlight on sandwich courses (when university students work in a trade) and apprenticeships. Managing Director Bernard Echevard said, "We place great importance on support and encouragement for young people who have completed sandwich courses or apprenticeships."