Volvo Trucks and Volvo Bus have announced that VISTA, the world’s largest aftermarket technical challenge, will kick off this weekend.
VISTA (Volvo International Service Training Award) sees teams from the Volvo truck and bus service market, including technicians and parts and warranty employees, go head-to-head to help develop and improve their knowledge, skills, and ability to work as a team in workshops around the globe.
The competition begins with theory-based challenges conducted via an online web-based application and a mobile device.
Teams of between two and four service market personnel work their way through each task in an effort to progress to the next round.
“As we’ve seen highlighted in recent times, trucks are a key part of our everyday lives,” said Richard Singer, vice president, services and retail development, Volvo Group Australia.
“Our technicians, parts and service teams, those at the frontline of our workshops, play a vital role in keeping those trucks serviced and moving.
“VISTA celebrates and rewards the skill, perseverance and ingenuity shown by people in workshops around the world day in-day out.
“It’s easy to overlook the rapid pace of technological development in modern vehicles. Our dealerships have to constantly upskill to keep up with the latest products and then put that knowledge into practice in a way that maximise uptime for our customers. And to my mind that is indeed something worth celebrating.”
The VISTA challenge first started in 1957 and attracts around 20,000 participants from over 90 countries.
Teams from Australia and New Zealand will compete with some of the best service market personnel in the world in an effort to land a place at the global final in Gothenburg, Sweden in September this year.