The Nuts and Bolts.


There is no doubt about it: the tasks which your service staff face are becoming more complex. HANNING & KAHL training workshops convey basics and also the nitty gritty. Learn from the experts – and profit from a high standard of theory and practice communicated in a lucid and graphic manner.

Would you prefer general training at HANNING & KAHL or customized courses on your own premises? We would be pleased to discuss dates and topics. Just let us know your wishes.


While we have fundamentally reorganised the range of workshops we offer, we continue to provide basic training sessions on our products (free of charge for Control & Safety basic workshops). These basic workshops are offered on fixed dates by HANNING & KAHL trainers at our headquarters in Oerlinghausen. In these basic workshops we cover and demonstrate composition and function of all our different products as well as installation and commissioning.

In addition to the basic workshops we offer intensive workshops which are subject to charge. These workshops go into much greater detail on individual products and are designed for participants with prior knowledge. In smaller groups, participants have the opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired and perform the steps demonstrated on our products by themselves. Learning by doing is ideal for covering the steps entailed in methodical trouble-shooting as well as repair and commissioning work. We also cover more specific subjects like relay-controller systems and project-planning aids in intensive workshops.

You can find more detailed information on the workshops on offer, dates, and fees where applicable, in the respective workshop descriptions.

Here you can book all events on offer online until the registration deadline. As soon as your registration hits our server, you will automatically receive a copy of your registration data. We will also manually confirm receipt of your registration and send you the invoice if you have booked a workshop which is subject to charge.

The minimum number of participants for our workshops is 5. The maximum possible number of participants depends on the type of workshop and HANNING & KAHL training centre capacity. When the minimum number of participants and payment for fee-based workshops have been registered, you will receive registration documents and also the corresponding hotel reservation if you would like us to arrange hotel accommodation for you.

We will also send you hotel information on request and directions on how to find us along with the registration documents. Please note that when travelling by train, there is no direct bus connection from the railway stations in Oerlinghausen or Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock to HANNING & KAHL or to the hotels. Taxis are generally only available on request.

If you could let us know when you will be arriving in good time, we would be pleased to help you order a taxi in advance. We may even be able to have a member of staff pick you up – however, this would require advance arrangement with you and cannot be guaranteed every time.

After all workshops, each company taking part receives detailed documentation on the topics covered in PDF format on a data carrier. As our documentation is considerably extensive meanwhile and in some cases, several product versions are dealt with in a workshop, from the point of view of the environment alone, print-out of all topics would not be expedient. Following every workshop, each participant receives a certificate of participation.

We provide lunch and beverages during the workshop. Please let us know any special dietary requirements well in advance so that they can be catered for.

The costs of accommodation and outward and return journey are not included in our workshop offer and must be borne by the company which registers participation. However, we would be pleased to help you reserve hotel accommodation. HANNING & KAHL recommends hotels in nearby Schloß Holte-Stukenbrock. A single room incl. breakfast costs around € 80 to € 90. Hotel accommodation in Bielefeld (24 km away) is slightly more expensive.

Along with the registration confirmation, we will send you a hotel reservation confirmation stating the exact price. We kindly ask you to clarify any corporate declaration of costs by your company direct with the accommodation establishment.

To cater for your particular wishes, we would be pleased to offer to hold our workshops on your premises following consultation. These would allow us to go into more detail on the equipment installed in your company. We can also offer bespoke workshops on your topics on dates which would suit you here in Oerlinghausen. Please contact us direct and we will make you an offer without any commitment for you. Workshops on point machines and controllers can be held in German or English, workshops on braking systems are generally held in German. If you would like other languages, interpreter fees may have to be paid.

If you have any questions on point machines, controllers and signalling technology, please contact Mr Jochen Wiegelmann.

For questions relating to vehicle technology brake components, Mr Frank Lindhorst would be pleased to help you.