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Bukit Jelutong, 1 August – Scania Malaysia hosted the best technical teams from Southeast Asia recently for a Top Team Competition to help them prepare for the high level competition that they have already qualified for when they head to the regional finals that will take place in Guangzhou, China on 19 September, 2015.

Scania Malaysia’s own Top Team had the opportunity to polish their maintenance and servicing skills in the friendly competition with the teams from Scania Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and the Philippines that will also be competing in China.

It was an especially valuable experience for Scania’s exclusive authorised dealer Octagon International Services of Myanmar and Scania’s authorised dealer BJ Mercantile of The Philippines. It was the first time for both teams to compete against those from outside their own countries.

After receiving an extensive briefing, the teams were tested on their competency to master and develop their skills combining studies, training and teamwork at the competition that was held at the Scania Malaysia facility in Shah Alam.

Each team was tested on its proficiency in the areas of technical competency, ability to analyse problems, learning to delegate responsibility, enhance and cultivate teamwork and foresight in solving problems and overcoming challenges systematically and efficiently.

Consisting of three service personnel, one parts personnel and a service advisor, the teams had to solve a series of challenges and problems involving five components – Theory, Electrical, Transmission, Engine and Suspension.

“The sporting element in the Scania Top Team competition creates excitement in the teams and promotes self-worth and a sense of pride in giving their best always, making them better technicians,” said Finance and Administration Director of Scania Southeast Asia, Ulrika Hellberg

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.

“Scania Southeast Asia Top Team Competition brings immense benefits to the participants and subsequently, to Scania customers by providing more effective services. This may help meet the worldwide demand for qualified service workshop staff, especially in Southeast Asia,” added Hellberg.

Team Singapore walked away with the trophy, certificates of participation and a Scania bag and belt, with Team Thailand and Team Myanmar taking second and third place respectively.


Ulrika Hellberg, Finance and Administration Director for Scania Southeast Asia declaring Scania Southeast Asia Top Team open.

Teams from all over the region, judges, station masters, censors and organisers together during the Scania Southeast Asia Top Team competition dinner briefing.

The winner of Scania Southeast Asia Top Team – the team from Scania Singapore.

Scania Singapore team hard at work at the Engine Station of Scania Southeast Asia Top Team.

Scania’s exclusive dealer in Myanmar Octagon Automobile & Machinery Services at the Scania Southeast Asia Top Team’s Suspension Station.

Team Scania Siam (Thailand) proving strong at the Transmission Station at the Scania Southeast Asia Top Team.

The Electrical Station of Scania Southeast Asia Top Team being worked on by the best team of Scania Malaysia.

Scania’s dealer in The Philippines BJ Mercantile trying out Scania Southeast Asia Top Team for the first time at the Theory Station.