2018 European insulation championship in Cologne
The FESI Insulation Apprentice Championship will take place on 16 and 17 May at IEX – Insulation Expo Europe
The best insulators from nine European countries will meet in Cologne on 16 and 17 May to crown the European champion of the insulation trade. The FESI Insulation Apprentice Championship at the leading trade fair IEX – Insulation Expo Europe provides apprentices with an opportunity to showcase the high standards in insulation and cladding work for cold and thermal insulation as well as acoustic and fire protection.
The championship is organised by FESI (Fédération Européenne des Syndicats d’Entreprises d’Isolation), the umbrella trade association of the European insulation industry. Apprentices from nine nations will compete this year, including teams from Germany, the UK, France, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, Poland and Ireland.
Their task: lag a dummy with a variety of different insulation materials. “The level of technical expertise at the FESI Insulation Apprentice Championship is extremely high; each nation sends their best insulation apprentices, all of whom prevailed in their respective national competitions as country champions”, says FESI general secretary Andreas Gürtler. “But the event isn’t all about the fighting spirit – cooperation, mutual understanding and friendship among the competitors play an equally important role”, adds Gürtler.
IEX – Insulation Expo Europe 2018
The European championship will take place at IEX – Insulation Expo Europe. As the leading trade fair for industrial insulation materials and technologies, IEX is the No. 1 destination for insulation companies, facilities engineering planners, mechanical engineering companies, architects, energy managers and facility managers looking for efficient insulation. The trade fair puts on display the entire range of materials and processing options in thermal, cold, acoustic and fire protection. The exhibition spectrum covers everything from insulation materials and systems to tools, equipment, measuring instruments and software solutions. In total, more than 150 exhibitors are expected at the Exhibition Centre in Cologne on 16 and 17 May 2018.
IEX receives generous support from the Federation of the German Construction Industry (HDB), the Central Association of the German Construction Trade (ZDB), the European industry association FESI and EiiF – European Industrial Insulation Foundation.