Welcome to the
The centre of Excellence is our state of the art training, meeting and demonstration facility at our Head Office in Oswestry, Shropshire. Spread over two storeys the building houses a range of rooms and demonstration areas designed to support customers from across the industry.
Since the Centre of Excellence first opened on the 14th January 2015, over 2,000 visitors have received training. 100’s of Housing Associations, Local Authorities Electrical and Gas Contractors and Electrical Distributors have each benefited from the bespoke training sessions offered at the Centre, with numerous Electrical Associations also using the meeting rooms to hold their regional meetings.
With a bespoke integrated AV system incorporating two 75″ and one 55″ TV screens, the Breakout Room is ideal for small meetings, networking and refreshment breaks. The room seats up to 60 people with two kitchen areas including coffee machines.
Ember Place is a mock bungalow fully furnished and fitted with Aico alarms that was created to help demonstrate alarms and accessories in context within a property. Comprising of a 60’s Living Room, 90’s Kitchen and futuristic Bedroom, the rooms demonstrate exactly where alarms should be sited and help to educate all visitors on Fire & Carbon Monoxide risks within properties.
The newly extended Workshop seats up to 64 people and is a hands on area for training on installation and wiring. The fully equipped Workshop allows visitors to get up close with our products and is also the setting for many Expert Installer training options. The Workshop also includes a specially made Smoke Chamber allowing for live fire demonstrations providing an innovative way to understand the dangers of fire and how the alarm sensors work to detect the incidents.
The Auditorium is perfect for presentations and conferences, seating 116 people. It is equipped with a 4m projector screen, 4k projector screen and electric blinds.
Flexible Meeting Room
The Flexible Meeting Room is ideal for meetings and training sessions. Seating up to 40 comfortably around two tables, the room contains presentation facilities including an interactive smart board and lectern.
Heritage and Timeline Area
Visitors to The Centre of Excellence are able to gain an overview of the history of Aico, along with its parent company Ei Electronics, through the heritage and the companies’ histories, including actual products – past and present – from the 30 years Aico has been in business.