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Ergonomic, durable and ESD protected

Leading technical furniture manufacturer Treston has announced that it will be providing 24 ESD workbenches and accessories as the sponsor of the electronics competition at WorldSkills London. The sponsorship will enable Treston to contribute to the promotion of technical skills within the electronics industry and to showcase its ergonomic, durable and ESD protected workbenches under the spotlight of the world’s largest skills competition, taking place 5–8 October 2011 at ExCeL London.

The electronics competition will see talented young electronics technicians from across the globe compete to become the best of the best in their field. At WorldSkills London they will be set a series of challenges in which to demonstrate their problem solving ability and expertise at repairing electronic devices.

“The support of companies such as Treston is vital to the success of WorldSkills London 2011,” said Aidan Jones, Executive Director of WorldSkills London 2011, “Being able to use top quality kit like the Treston workbenches means that Electronics competitors from across the globe will benefit from using world-class equipment from well known and respected brands.”

WorldSkills brings together 1000 young competitors from 50 nations to compete in 45 skill areas across seven sectors. Along with electronics, there are competitions in a wide array of disciplines, from the creative arts and fashion to transport and logistics. Along with showcasing the talent of individual competitors, WorldSkills is designed to amaze and inspire its 150,000 visitors, and to encourage more young people to pursue a rewarding career in a skilled profession.

The workbenches supplied by Treston, that are to be used in the electronics competition, have been designed and built for use in manufacturing plants, technical labs and other industrial environments. As well as being durable and hardwearing, the workbenches can be ergonomically optimised and combined with other industrial furniture to enable the implementation of the latest productivity improving methodologies. They also provide protection against the risk of electrostatic discharge (ESD), which costs the electronics industry billions every year.

“Treston is delighted to be sponsoring the electronics competition at WorldSkills London,” said Treston’s UK Operations Director Tapani Poytaniemi, “The event is an excellent platform on which to showcase the skills of these talented young technicians. Treston is proud to be involved in the promotion to young people of the innovative and dynamic world of electronics manufacturing.”

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Notes to editors

WorldSkills London 2011 will see 1,000 young people from 50 countries compete for gold, silver and bronze medals (and medallions of excellence) in 45 skills categories across seven sectors: Creative arts and fashion; Construction and building technology; Information and Communications technology; Manufacturing (and engineering) technology; Social and personal services; Transportation and logistics.

Visitors to the event will discover how skills shape our world, get the chance to Have a Go at a wide range of skills activities, and have an opportunity to talk to a range of experts about future career options and opportunities. To find out more, visit:

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