The Isuzu Truck UK team on the podium

Second podium finish for Isuzu Truck UK technicians

Published:  30 November, 2015

For the second consecutive year, a technical team representing Isuzu Truck UK finished in the top three in Isuzu's annual World Technical Competition in Japan.

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

By finishing in third place out of 43 teams representing 35 different countries, the UK team became the first to appear on the winners' podium in consecutive years after winning the competition last year.

The competition took place at the beginning of November 2015 at Isuzu's brand-new training centre in Fujisawa, Japan.

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 confirms the levels of skills and expertise that we have throughout the technical staff within our dealer network.'

The 2015 winning team of Isuzu's World Technical Competition came from the host nation Japan and in second place was the team from New Zealand.

During the day-long event, each of the 43 teams were given a number of tasks including measuring cylinder head wear before reassembly, electrical testing and diagnostics and vehicle inspection and diagnostics. The teams then completed the event with a gruelling 25 question, written, timed exam, covering general and Isuzu specific, technical product knowledge.

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