In October this year, two technicians from Isuzu Truck UKs dealer network are to represent the UK in the Isuzu World Technical Competition that is being held at Isuzu Motors Ltd in Japan.
Historically this week-long event, which focuses on the technical skills within the Isuzu network, has primarily involved Isuzu subsidiaries from the Asian continent. However, following an observation visit last year by ITUK training staff, technicians from Isuzu Truck UK have been invited to participate in this global skills competition for the very first time.
Under the auspices of Tim Hicks, Training Manager at Isuzu Truck UK, a rigorous selection procedure took place earlier this year involving six of Isuzu Truck UK trained Master Technicians. The winning technicians, Derek Tansley from DT Trucks in Barking and Ruth James from Beechs Garages (1983) Ltd in Stoke on Trent, will now represent the UK in Japan at Isuzu’s prestigious event.
ITUK has developed a high level of training and skills expertise and our approach to customer service, through our CARE programme, has been recognised by Isuzu Motors Ltd in Japan, with this first ever invitation to participate in the World Technical Competition, said Keith Child, Marketing Director, Isuzu Truck UK.
The Isuzu team from Thailand were victorious in the 2009 competition, winning the event for the third consecutive year, with teams from Japan and Vietnam coming 2nd and 3rd respectively. In total, technicians from 10 countries, involving 280 participants, attended this annual competition, including representatives from Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.
Its a huge honour for us to be invited to participate in this global event and I am sure that both Derek and Ruth will be successful ambassadors for the ITUK dealer network during this intensive competition in Japan, added Keith Child.