Scania Malaysia today announced the winner of the Scania Malaysia Top Team Competition 2014-2015 edition.
The winning team successfully worked on and solved problems on five components presented as a set of challenges to them – Theory, Brake, Electrical, Suspension and Fuel. The competition was held last week at Scania Malaysia Bukit Jelutong.
Gary Archer, Services Director, Scania Southeast Asia, said, “We are highly impressed by the teams’ competency to master and develop their skills combining studies, training and teamwork with the competition. The results show that these teams are proficient in the following areas – increasing technical competency, ability to look at the big picture when analyzing problems, learning to delegate responsibility, enhance and cultivate teamwork and foresight in solving problems and overcoming challenges systematically and efficiently.”
Added Gary, “Through the Scania Top Team Competition, we aim to develop Services personnel’s skills by way of combining studies, training and teamwork with challenges presented by the competition. We hope that the results will bring immense benefits to the participants and subsequently, to Scania customers by providing more effective services. In return, this may help meet the worldwide demand for qualified service workshop staff, especially in Malaysia.”
Scania’s customer’s objective is to achieve the best profitability, which is why the competition is based on Scania’s total solutions approach to offering fuel economy, uptime and premium services. The competition rests firmly on the combination of studies with pleasure while having elements of the contest rooted in reality.
The top team, Team Harimau Malaya comprising of Amir bin Hamzah, Adde Ham bin Abdul Rahman, Mohd Ghazali bin Mapaita, Mohd Zainy bin Mohd Fadil and Mohammad Hairol Zaki bin Missuan from Scania Malaysia Bukit Jelutong walked away with a team trophy, official certificates of participation, official Scania watch and the grand title of being the representative from Malaysia at the regional finals in Guangzhou, China in 2015. The team had managed to solve the series of challenges and problems issued to them in the fields of five chosen components – Theory, Brake, Electrical, Suspension and Fuel.
Prior to the finals today, participating teams from all Services personnel across Malaysia had to go through a written test in order to qualify as finalists. As a result, a total number of five teams were chosen to compete in the finals today: Auto City from Butterworth branch, Borneo Hornbill from Bintulu branch, Harimau Malaya from Bukit Jelutong branch, Innovative from Bukit Jelutong branch and Pendekar Penyu from Ipoh branch. They consists of 3 Service Personnel, 1 Parts Personnel and 1 Service Advisor each.
Five stations representing all of the five above mentioned components were set up and all teams were not told of the components which they were to be tested on. At every station, each team was given 20 minutes for problem solving and to explain to a panel of judges from Scania and 20 minutes for team members to re-group and discuss among themselves while the judges deliberate.