Wellington truck technicians to compete at global competition


Two Isuzu truck technicians from Wellington will represent NZ at the annual Isuzu World Technical Competition

Two Isuzu technicians from CablePrice in Wellington were chosen to represent New Zealand on a global stage at the annual Isuzu World Technical Competition final.

Aaron Toumoua and Jimmy Hotton finished first and second after two rounds of the national heats back in June and will now travel to Fujisawa, Japan in November to compete in the final.

Colloquially known as the ‘I-1 Grand Prix’, the event will see Aaron and Jimmy compete against 10 other countries in the Category A Commercial Vehicle (CV) division. Category A is for countries that enforce demanding emission regulations, including requiring vehicles to comply with Euro 5 or higher standards.

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Competitors will have to complete a series of practical and theory tests designed to cover all aspects of their work, from vehicle inspection and systems management diagnostics, to repair tests and mechanical measuring.

"Having such talented technicians ultimately benefits the New Zealand truck customer, who can buy an Isuzu truck knowing there’s a world-class team of professionals ready to support their investment and business," James Magill, CablePrice Wellington operations manager says.

The Isuzu World Technical Competition is now in its 13th year and this is the second time in two years that CablePrice truck technicians have taken part in the international event.

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