Scania, a leading global provider of sustainable transport solutions, recently concluded the Top Team Malaysia 2017-2018. This biannual competition to find the best service team saw the team from Scania Malaysia Ipoh Branch crowned champion.
Ipoh Service Team Claims the Championship Title
The team of five, known affectionately as ‘Pendekar Penyu’ and led by Mohd Faizal Abd Aziz, went through rigorous training for months prior to the competition. “To win this leg of the competition, we had to ensure our technical skills were top notch and no doubt that this would be transferred to our daily tasks in servicing the vehicles,” said Mohd Faizal.
“The most interesting part of this year’s competition was the info stations on sustainability, particularly the autonomous vehicle system. We were excited by the thought of us learning about such futuristic systems and are looking forward to working on such vehicles,” he added.
For the very first time, info stations were set up at the Top Team event with its main focus on sustainability. Championing sustainable transport solutions gave first-hand insight to the Top Team contestants on fuel-efficient technologies, alternative fuel and electrification technologies, and safe and smart transport solutions such as autonomous vehicle systems.
“With the rapidly changing transportation industry, business owners are continuously looking at various ways to increase productivity and maximising profitability. Scania continues to be ready to help our customers achieve that,” said Marie Sjödin Enström,Managing Director for Scania Southeast Asia.
“The Top Team Competition this year continues from previous years in enhancing the skills of our service personnel. The technician’s work in maintaining the uptime of Scania vehicles will contribute to sustaining the growth of our customer’s business,” she added.
The Malaysia’s Scania Top Team competition is a national competition programme. Five local teams were put through theory and technical challenges, and judged on their competency in areas such as logistics, methodology and technical knowledge. At the same time, team discipline and the ability to work under pressure were also measured.
Scania Top Team grew from a national training event in Sweden into a global competition programme and is held once every two years. This year is the 10th instalment to be organised at an international level, involving more than 8,000 participants from 65 countries.
The winning team from the national league would represent the country at the regional competition in September 2018. From the five regional leagues held around the world, 10 teams would be selected for the Top Team World Finals, which would be held in Sweden, where teams would compete for the total prize of 100,000 euros.