Monday 26 September 2022

Learn from the best with Somfy’s UK ‘Training Academy’

Somfy’s smart and motorised solutions offer next-level convenience, easy installation and quality. With over 50 years’ experience, Somfy produces and sells motors, controls, and sensors worldwide and is a specialist when it comes to motorising and controlling all types of garage doors. 

Somfy develops technology that can be adapted to your customer’s needs and budget; helping you to provide them with the best solutions to guarantee maximum comfort.

Why do customers choose electric garage doors?

There are several reasons why people choose an electric garage door over a manual one. The unpredictability of British weather, and the added convenience of controlling access from your car or your phone, to name only a few.

While some choose to replace the entire, others opt to add motorised garage door openers to their existing setup, be it a roll-up, sliding or tilt-up door. These added devices don’t change the way the garage door works but simply enhance it. This gives customers the added benefit of automatically closing the door at night or opening it when they arrive home, without the expense of a brand-new door.

The benefits do not stop there either. Some electric garage door openers allow you to hook up to voice assistant features. As well as this, they can also integrate with smart home systems to manage everything at once with just a touch.

Get the best service from Somfy

The flexible automated solutions available through Somfy enable buyers to customise their choices based on their preferences and budget. Somfy and its network of suppliers guide customers through each step of their project to provide them with the best solutions and guarantee maximum comfort.

Given the increasing popularity of these products, now is the perfect time to join Somfy as an authorised channel partner.

Why become a Somfy Installer?

Whether your project involves renovation or construction, Somfy will provide you with a fitting solution team. Their professional team will help you to configure your Somfy technology and help you with:
  • The benefits of Somfy’s motorised and smart technology
  • The different types of motorisations suitable for the end user’s type of garage door: roller, sectional, sliding or tilting garage doors
  • Useful tips to know before installing your motorised or smart technology
  • How to suggest the right automation technology according to your customer’s needs and daily habits

Introducing Somfy UK’s Training Academy

Somfy UK’s Training Academy provides free on-site bespoke product training to help its partners feel confident when installing and using Somfy technology. Somfy’s dedicated installation courses can take place either on-site or at their UK Headquarters in Leeds.

The 1- or 2-hour sessions provide delegates with vocational training designed for Somfy employees and trainees. These courses provide a perfect foundation for those wanting to get familiar with Somfy’s motorised and smart home solutions to enable them to effectively sell solutions to their customers.

All training courses can be tailored for the reseller and will cover the key points:
  • The functionality of Somfy technology
  • Installation
  • How to identify technical issues
  • Benefits of selling to an end-user
  • Channel partner selling guide
Types of training courses available:
  • Smart Home Products – Gain a firm understanding of various types of smart home systems and products that are available.
  • Roller and Sectional Garage Door Motors – Hands-on training for the Channel partner to discover the Somfy motorisation garage door range and benefits.
  • Roller and Sectional Garage Door Controls – Providing the learner with the knowledge to help them inform the end-user when selecting a remote that is compatible with their motor type.
  • External Shading Products – Educating the Channel partner on the types of blinds and shutters available and providing guidance on the installation process.
What you will learn from the course:
  • Increased product knowledge – You will be fully equipped with the prerequisite skills to enter the industry or expand your knowledge and practical skills to confidently use Somfy technology.
  • Identify faults – Somfy training courses and essential installation information guides such as downloadable manuals and the help-me app provide step-by-step guidance during installation helping you to identify any issues along the way.
  • Somfy Academy Certificate – The Somfy Training Academy provides accreditation for attendees offering paths for progression to then become a ‘Somfy Expert’
Courses run both in the morning and afternoon and include complimentary lunch and refreshments. Get the support you need when installing Somfy products, download manuals and the help-me app today.

If you’d like more information about any of the Somfy Training Academy courses, please make contact via the support page: or for product information visit or email the sales team at:

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