Fifteen Service Technicians from East Africa to Take Part in Scania’s Global Service Competition
24 JUNE 2022
Scania Top Team, Scania’s awarded competition training programme for its service technicians and parts experts, has begun. After rigorous theoretical rounds, fifteen service professionals from Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania will compete in the East Africa National Final scheduled to take place on 2nd July, 2022 in Nairobi, Kenya, for a chance to represent East Africa in the regional final set to take place in Bangkok, Thailand in February 2023.
Team Kifaru from Kenya, team Cranes 1 from Uganda, and team NTG from Tanzania emerged winners from their respective countries during the theoretical rounds which had seventeen teams participating from different workshops across the region. During the national final, the winning team will receive a prize of $1000, with the second-place team and third-place team receiving a prize of $500 and $250 respectively.
Dubbed the ultimate challenge for professional service teams, Scania Top Team has been developed to continually enhance the skills, knowledge, professionalism and teamwork in Scania’s workshops all over the world. Scania’s service personnel develop their skills by combining training and teamwork, while at the same time providing a competition that will be an unforgettable and enriching experience for the participating teams.
Additionally, through the competition and the skills and training the service team gain and receive, the resulting benefit for Scania customers is more effective service. “The ultimate goal for Scania workshops worldwide is to provide services that support customers’ business,” explains Rahim Khajebahri, Services Director, at Scania East Africa. “This in turn requires a highly proficient service team. Scania Top Team is a fantastic way of celebrating the skills, knowledge, professionalism, and teamwork that characterise the people who work in the front line every day,” Rahim adds on.
Team Cranes 1 from Uganda comprises of Hannington Ssenyange, Solomon Nyambuntu, Joseph Apien, Lameck Kayondo, and Simon Okello
During the competition, Scania’s vision of Driving the shift will be a focus area and activities related to the vision will be carried out in parallel to the theoretical and practical tests during the national final. Scania wants to be recognised as a true partnership-driven leader in the shift towards a sustainable transport system, and this needs to be acted on in the global service organisations.
True to Scania’s continuous improvement philosophy, Scania Top Team has developed from a national training event into today’s global training programme. During the competition, the winners of the national finals will meet at one of six international regional rounds, and of those, 12 teams will qualify for the world final set to take place in Sodertalje, Sweden in May 2023, where the winning team will receive a prize of 50,000 EUR.
Team Kifaru from Kenya comprises of Henry Macharia, Samson Wanjau, David Kariuki, Peter Njuguna, and Felix Sagwa
Team NTG from Tanzania comprises of Kongo Mzinga, Mbaraka Waziri, Raphael Ndinya, Hussein Iddi, Mary Mfuko, and their team coach Stanslaus Koira
More information about Scania Top Team is available on www.scania.com/topteam
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