Klein Tools and Super Rod, a leader in wire installation tools, have announced a significant financial investment in the United Kingdom’s JTL, a training program in the electrical sector
With Klein’s growing emergence in the United Kingdom, and evolving partnership with Super Rod, the companies elected to jointly donate £1mn to JTL, a not-for-profit training more apprentices than anyone else in the United Kingdom’s building services engineering sector.
The donation will supply apprentices studying at JTL’s flagship National Centre of Excellence in Birmingham with Klein Tools’ electrical tools, which are manufactured using only the highest quality materials and superior workmanship.
“We are pleased with the partnership we have with Super Rod, and are thrilled to make the dual investment in JTL for the great work they do in training the next batch of this country’s electricians,” said Mark Klein, president of Klein Tools. “Klein Tools is focused on delivering quality tools and also wants to ensure the future success of apprentices in the electrical industry.
Klein Tools and Super Rod entered into a partnership at the end of last year to offer Klein’s full range of high-quality electrical products to Super Rod’s well-established distribution channel and sales network in Europe. Through the partnership, Klein Tools products can now be found in 411 City Electric stores across the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“In the time we have been partnered with Klein, we have seen only positive response and customer satisfaction for their tools,” said Malcolm Duncan, managing director of Super Rod. “Apart from distributing their products, we are proud to say we are working with the company to make a significant investment in the skills and experience of the United Kingdom’s electrician workforce.”
JTL supports more than 5,000 young people in apprenticeship disciplines including electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation, and engineering maintenance fields. The organisation works with about 3,000 businesses in the United Kingdom to help place apprentices in corresponding positions.
“We are grateful to gain support from such prominent manufacturers in the electrical field,” said Jon Graham – chief executive of JTL. “Klein Tools and Super Rod offer trustworthy products we can provide to our trainees that consistently perform with the highest quality on job sites. Our apprentices in our National Centre of Excellence will greatly benefit by learning with the latest and greatest.”