Miba begins construction of €12 million training centre for skilled workers and apprentices

July 10, 2024

The ground breaking ceremony was attended by Miba CEO F Peter Mitterbauer along with numerous guests of honour and local politicians (Courtesy Miba AG)

Miba AG, headquartered in Laakirchen, Austria, is building a new €12 million training and further education centre for employees and apprentices at the Miba Campus in Laakirchen. Miba CEO F Peter Mitterbauer, numerous guests of honour and local politicians attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

The new 2,400 m2 two-story building will offer a wide range of usage options. It will include workshops for mechanical engineering training, CNC, CAM/CAD, and welding applications, as well as an automation and mechatronics laboratory.

“In order to offer our employees a training environment that corresponds to everyday work in our production facilities, we are investing in state-of-the-art machinery,” stated Mitterbauer.

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The new facility, named Base 27, is seen as the next step in the company’s decades-long success in training skilled workers and apprentices.

“We have achieved a lot. Around 1,500 people have already completed a Miba apprenticeship, 25 have joined this year alone and 28 apprentices will begin their training in the autumn,” continued Mitterbauer. “With the ‘second-chance apprenticeship’ we have set up a very successful qualification programme to become skilled metal workers, which 45 people have already completed. And we offer an extensive training program for specialists, from support when starting work at Miba to training for team or shift leaders. With ‘Base 27’ we want to take our skilled worker and apprentice training to the next level.”

Miba plans to complete the building in spring 2026

www.miba.com

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