Skilled labour

During the glorious age of textiles in Verviers, several schools specialising in wool-working were set up to provide skilled labour for the many companies in the area. Until recently, the only college of higher education for textile engineers in Belgium was to be found in Verviers, and these days there is also a network of schools participating in the training of skilled workers for the various wool trades. Their training is supplemented by an in-depth apprenticeship at our company, where they are taught the most state-of-the-art techniques. In addition, new staff enjoy the benefit of know-how handed down by previous generations, as the three centuries of Iwan Simonis’s existence have led to developments in production techniques and improvements over the years in the quality of our products.