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Kiwi techs win Scania world title

Kiwi techs win Scania world title

NZ Truck & Driver News

 February 2019   
A team of Kiwi truck mechanics has won the Scania Top Team World Final.

The five-strong All Torque All Noise team from CablePrice Whangarei took the honours – and the $NZ84,000 first prize purse – in the finale of a global contest in which 8000 service technicians and parts experts from 70 countries had taken part.

Craig Lucas, Daniel Halton, Braden Olsen, Tom Hicks and Scott Cann (captain) won the final, at Scania HQ in Sweden, from 11 other national teams.

They qualified for the live-streamed super-final, along with three other teams, by winning the semi-final the previous day – with an impressive 217 points from a possible 300. 

The win is the second NZ victory in the Scania Top Team World Final's 10-year history – a CablePrice Christchurch team having won in 2015. Another team from the Whangarei branch was second in 2013.

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A team of Kiwi truck mechanics has won the Scania Top Team World Final.
The five-strong All Torque All Noise team from CablePrice Whangarei took the honours – and the $NZ84,000 first prize purse – in the finale of a global contest in which 8000 service technicians and parts experts from 70 countries had taken part.
Craig Lucas, Daniel Halton, Braden Olsen, Tom Hicks and Scott Cann (captain) won the final, at Scania HQ in Sweden, from 11 other national teams.
They qualified for the live-streamed super-final, along with three other teams, by winning the semi-final the previous day – with an impressive 217 points from a possible 300. 
The win is the second NZ victory in the Scania Top Team World Final's 10-year history – a CablePrice Christchurch team having won in 2015. Another team from the Whangarei branch was second in 2013.
The final, with teams from Argentina, Austria, Brazil, China, Finland, Italy, Poland, Switzerland, Taiwan, The Netherlands and United Arab Emirates as well as NZ, saw the Swiss team finish second and the Austrians third.
"This result is all the more impressive when thinking about the other teams competing at the world final, loaded with years of Scania experience," says CablePrice technical trainer Russell Dixon.
"In true Kiwi style, when the pressure was applied, All Torque All Noise shifted up a gear," he reckons.
CablePrice managing director and COO Pat Ward pays tribute to the the team's "fantastic achievement.
"Service and parts play an integral role in ensuring that our customers' vehicles are back on the road in the quickest time possible. For our customers, they have the added benefit of knowing they have some of the best service and parts people in the world maintaining their vehicles."  


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