New Zealand winner of Scania Top Team World Final

Out of 8,000 service technicians and parts experts from 70 countries, the team from New Zealand finished in first place and received the prize of EUR 50,000. 

In total, twelve service teams had qualified through regional and national finals for the Top Team World Final at Scania’s head office in Södertälje, Sweden.

This year’s Scania Top Team is the tenth international event since the start in 1989. It has developed from a national training event into today’s global training programme with focus on practical and theoretical skills. The finalists in 2018’s competition were Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, Finland, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands and United Arab Emirates, and New Zealand took the victory. Second place was Switzerland followed by Austria.

Mathias Carlbaum is Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations at Scania. ”Our service teams play a significant role for Scania’s success. Their dedication, knowledge and efficiency contribute in the highest possible way to the creation of added value for our customers, making sure that our customers’ vehicles are quickly back on the road in a roadworthy, safe and efficient way.”  

In Sweden as well as globally there is a shortage of service technicians. Scania alone needs annually to recruit more than 1,000 service technicians throughout the world the coming years.

For further information, please contact: Maria Jobenius, Head of Brand Operations and Development, tel: +46 70 654 13 28.

Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2017, we delivered 82,500 trucks, 8,300 buses as well as 8,500 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled nearly SEK 120 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 49,300 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON AG. For more information visit: www.scania.com.

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Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions. Together with our partners and customers we are driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system. In 2018, we delivered 88,000 trucks, 8,500 buses as well as 12,800 industrial and marine engines to our customers. Net sales totalled to over SEK 137 billion, of which about 20 percent were services-related. Founded in 1891, Scania now operates in more than 100 countries and employs some 52,000 people. Research and development are concentrated in Sweden, with branches in Brazil and India. Production takes place in Europe, Latin America and Asia, with regional production centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON SE. For more information visit: www.scania.com.