After four weeks of tough semi-finals, the ‘MC Hammers’ are representing Volvo Truck Dealer MC Group alongside 31 other teams of workshop personnel from all around the world in Volvo’s VISTA 2012-2013 World final in Gothenburg, Sweden, June 25th. Originally starting with more than 17,000 people in 4,471 teams from 93 countries, VISTA 2012-2013 is the biggest competition of its kind in the world.
The championship began last September with the first of three rounds of theoretical questions, which teams completed in their respective workshops. The best teams then qualified for regional semi-finals, which were held in Madrid (Spain), Curitiba (Brazil), Sydney (Australia) and Greensboro (USA) in April. In the semi-finals the teams were tested on their ability to diagnose technical problems and find solutions to specific issues.
“No matter how much experience they have beforehand, by taking part in VISTA our employees learn new skills and acquire new knowledge,” says Claes Nilsson, president of Volvo Trucks. “VISTA 2012-2013 has already seen more than 17,000 people undergo extra training, which will have a direct positive impact in our workshops globally.”
The UK’s ‘MC Hammers’ from MC Truck & Bus of West Thurrock, qualified from their semi-final in Madrid with 89 points out of a possible 95 points.