Wellington technician to compete in Hitachi Top Tech world final 2018


Levi Webster from CablePrice Wellington won the 2018 Hitachi Top Technician Asia Pacific regional final and will now compete in the world final in October

CablePrice Wellington technician Levi Webster won the 2018 Hitachi Top Technician Asia Pacific regional final and will now compete in the world final in October 2018.

Levi, who is based at Gracefield, represented CablePrice (NZ) Ltd at the recent competition in Singapore. He will now represent both CablePrice and Hitachi Construction Machinery Asia & Pacific (HMAP) at the world final in Japan on 10 and 11 October.

CablePrice has a proud history in the 11 years the Asia Pacific competition has been running, with its technicians qualifying for the world final seven times and winning twice. 

During this year’s competition, Levi was up against five other technicians, including, for the first time, representatives from Myanmar and the Philippines. The event was based around Hitachi’s ZX200-5G range of excavators. 

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On the first day, competitors were presented with faulty machines and had 90 minutes to diagnose and repair their machine and offer solutions to ensure minimum downtime. Levi was the only technician to complete this task and had to cope with the challenging conditions of 35˚C and 100% humidity. 

The second day was devoted to machinery theory and again Levi performed extremely well despite only working for CablePrice for five years. He was named the winner of the HMAP Regional Final for Hitachi Top Technician at a prize-giving event that evening and is now preparing for the final in Tokyo. 

"We are very proud of Levi and excited about his opportunity to go to Japan," James Magill, CablePrice Wellington operations manager, says. "The Asia Pacific win is a great recognition of how hard Levi has worked and prepared and his real commitment to his trade."

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