Training courses along the entire textile chain
Whether knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding or sewing: Groz-Beckert combines many competences along the textile value chain. With a presence in over 150 markets, the company offers customers a comprehensive partnership – unlimited and on-site. We are conscious of the role of life-long learning and exchange of knowledge, and support our customers with a comprehensive training program.
An introduction to the Academy
As a partner of leading textile machinery builders and users, Groz-Beckert also offers a wide range of services, from targeted application advice, tests and laboratory services, to production of small and special series. Groz-Beckert also supports its customers and partners with product, application and basic knowledge within the textile value chain. Since 2012, this part of the extensive range of services has had its own name: The Groz-Beckert Academy has made it its mission to pass on knowledge, to share experiences and to make know-how and expertise accessible.
The Groz-Beckert Academy offers an extensive training program relating to basic knowledge and application knowledge for all Groz-Beckert products. In a combination of practice and theory, technical knowledge and market knowledge are passed on. All training is offered in German and English. Courses are available in other languages on request. For the training courses on offer, selected topics with a specific focus can be addressed at the request of the customer.
The training courses offered by the Groz-Beckert Academy is aimed at both textile specialists and high level professionals who want to deepen or refresh their knowledge. The Groz-Beckert Academy also offers courses for beginners and specialists from other sectors looking to learn the basics in the field of textiles.
To pass on both theory and practical knowledge, the Academy uses the entire spectrum of the Technology and Development Center (TEZ) based in Albstadt. The center houses a variety of technology and laboratories over a usable area of around 25,000 m2 for the key technologies in the manufacture and joining of textile fabrics. The TEZ thus provides the optimal conditions for passing on knowledge and creating the textile future together. Alternatively, the Groz-Beckert Academy also offers courses on-site at the customer.
All trainers at the Academy have a wealth of practical experience in textile technology, as well as in providing specialized training and further education. Meet our masters in their field for knitting, weaving, felting, tufting, carding or sewing, and benefit from their experience. As a participant, our trainers will ensure that you are optimally equipped for your tasks in the textile world.
All training courses in the TEZ include lunch and beverages. Our staff restaurant offers diverse dishes served buffet style – including a variety of vegetarian options.
The listed costs per person also include all training documents and any protective equipment required. The costs per person are exclusive of VAT. Discounted pricing is available if three or more participants from the same company take part in a training course.
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From Stuttgart, you can reach Albstadt by car in around an hour via the A 81 and B 27. You should also take the A 81 if you are traveling from Switzerland. From Zürich, you can reach us in around two hours. Munich is around three hours away from Albstadt by car. Take the A 8 and A 96. From Lake Constance and when traveling from the direction of Austria, take the B 32, B 313 and B463. Groz-Beckert is well signposted once you reach Albstadt. If you prefer to travel by train, there are ICE train stations in Stuttgart and Rottweil. If you are traveling by plane, there are international airports in Stuttgart, Zürich and Munich.
Albstadt has numerous hotels, guest houses and restaurants in a variety of price ranges.
We particularly recommend Gasthof Linde in the Ebingen district, which reopened in 2018. It is located just a 10 minute walk from Groz-Beckert headquarters and the training site.
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Albstadt and the surrounding region has lots to see even outside the textile industry. The Municipal Art Gallery, the Museum im Kräuterkasten and the Philipp-Matthäus-Hahn-Museum are just a few examples of worthwhile trips. The cultural history of the district where Groz-Beckert is based is outlined in the Ebinger Heimatmuseum. The Stauffenberg memorial and the “Jehle collection of the history of music” located in the castle are further cultural gems of the city. The Roman Open-Air Museum Hechingen-Stein, showing a reconstructed Roman estate in the first centuries A. D., can also be reached quickly and easily from Albstadt.
The region around Albstadt is dominated by the Swabian Alb mountains and the Danube valley. The largely untouched nature offers a pleasant calmness and impressive views with around 2,500 different caves. Many of these have been turned into interesting show caves.
The Hohenzollern palace Sigmaringen is also located close to Albstadt, whose former residents dominated European history like no other noble family. The Hohenzollern Castle is also worth a visit. It is one of the most beautiful and most visited castles in Europe.