A team of Australian Isuzu truck technicians has won the prestigious Isuzu World Technical Competition that was held in Japan in early December.
The team, made up of Westar Truck Centre (Melbourne) Technician, James Daffy, Brisbane Isuzu Technician, Bernie Pease and coached by Isuzu Australia Limited (IAL) Service Manager – NSW, Adam Bell, competed against 20 Isuzu truck distributor nations throughout the world to take out the title.
Each team was required to complete a series of tests examining its measurement accuracy, vehicle inspection standards, fault identification capability, repair ability and theoretical understanding.
The victory completes a six month process for the team, who had to first win IAL’s own domestic National Technical Skills Competition for the right to represent IAL and the Australian Dealer Network at the international competition.
“The trio has created history, becoming the first Australian team to win the competition which is now in its sixth year,” said IAL National Training Manager, David Smith.
“The result is even more impressive considering the significant resources that some of the competing teams allocate in their preparation for the event.”
This year’s event coincided with a business trip to Japan by senior IAL Directors who were able to witness the victory first-hand.
“This result speaks volumes for the depth of IAL’s technical training and the overall abilities demonstrated by our Dealer Service Departments around Australia,” IAL Director and COO, Phil Taylor. “It is a win for Isuzu Australia and our customers.”