Podium finish for UK team at Isuzu technical competition

Commercial Motor
April 9, 2023

A technical team representing Isuzu Truck UK has finished in third place at the manufacturer’s annual world technical competition.

At the November event, held at Isuzu’s new training centre in Fujisawa, Japan, the host nation won with New Zealand in second place out of 43 teams representing 35 different countries.

The three-man team representing Isuzu Truck UK’s dealer network was Simon Abnett from MC Truck & Bus Maidstone, Steve Tancock from Harry Moore Commercials Exeter and new coach Liam Doyle, Isuzu Truck UK’s senior trainer based in Hatfield.

During the day-long event, each of the 43 teams were given several tasks including  measuring cylinder head wear before reassembly, electrical testing and diagnostics as well as vehicle inspection and diagnostics.

The teams then completed the event with a 25-question, written, timed exam, covering general and Isuzu specific, technical product knowledge.

This was the 10th year that Isuzu Motors Japan has hosted the competition.

Last year a team from the UK won the competition for the first time.

Tim Hicks, head of service, warranty and training for Isuzu Truck UK said: “It was another fantastic performance by the UK team and achieving consecutive podium finishes - the first in 2014 and now in 2015 - confirms the levels of skills and expertise that we have throughout the technical staff within our dealer network.

“This is the sixth year that we have entered this competition and our experience is now showing through.

“Each year, the quality and standards required to be successful get higher and higher.”

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