Rinnai launches new-look online trade hub


Leading appliance solutions company Rinnai has further committed to helping Kiwi tradespeople upskill with the unveiling of its revamped Tradesmart Hub.

The new look trade web site at www.rinnai.co.nz/tradesmart is an intensive redesign and upgrade of the Tradesmart trade portal which will house tech bulletins, spec guides, advertising templates and online training courses for the company’s trade and retail customers.

It includes Rinnai’s popular professional development training courses for trades personnel, which enable them to gain Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points issued by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board (PGDB).

Experts in water and home heating, Rinnai launched the free online courses in 2012, and the innovative company has seen an extensive uptake of the training,

“It’s proved to be very popular, with more than 14,400 PGDB CPD points issued since the programme started,” Rinnai training manager Mark Dobson says.

“We make these courses available to people for free, and online so they can do them in their own time. And earning CPD points helps them keep their licenses up to date and relevant.

“We’re proud to be involved in helping to upskill these personnel, as well as the industry as a whole, through this programme.”

The Tradesmart training web site has now undergone an extensive redesign, making it easier to use. It is now linked to the Rinnai consumer web site, which has also undergone a significant revamp, meaning it’s simple to find and is included as a core part of the Rinnai brand, Rinnai marketing manager Kathryn Geck says.

For those already registered with Rinnai online training, log-in details will remain the same for the new look site, so they can easily access the expanded new trade hub and their details without having to re-register.

For more information, visit www.rinnai.co.nz/tradesmart.

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