Whangarei technicians win Scania regional final

Five Scania truck technicians from Whangarei are off to Sweden to compete at the Scania Top Team global final

Five Scania truck technicians from CablePrice’s Whangarei branch are getting set to compete at the Scania Top Team global final in Sweden after winning the regional final in Kuala Lumpur earlier in October.


All Torque, All Noise, a five-man team—that includes Daniel Halton, Tom Hicks, Scott Cann, Braden Olsen, and Craig Lucas—competed against seven other teams from across Asia-Pacific.

The one-day event saw the team complete a range of technical tasks, including a theory-based exercise. The team will face similar challenges in the Sweden final.

The team finished equal with the Chinese team, but what made All Torque, All Noise’s win more remarkable was that two team members—Daniel and Craig—have only worked on Scania trucks for 18 months each.

This year’s final is a chance for redemption for the Whangarei team after their colleagues narrowly missed out on the 2013 global title to Australia. CablePrice last won the global award in 2015.

CablePrice Whangarei operations manager, Iain Hunt, said he was proud of the team for making it to the world final. "All Torque, All Noise proved that they are all action. They are passionate about Scania and their commitment to excellence has been key to their success so far.

"Having such talented technicians ultimately benefits the New Zealand truck customer, who can buy a Scania truck knowing there’s a world-class team of professionals ready to support their investment and business."

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