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Isuzu truck technicians to represent New Zealand at global competition

Posted on: Thursday, 20 September 2018


Isuzu truck technicians to represent New Zealand at global competition

The country’s best Isuzu technicians, who work at CablePrice in Gracefield, Wellington, are soon off to the international final of the annual Isuzu World Technical Competition.

Aaron Toumoua and Jimmy Hotton finished 1st and 2nd after the two rounds of the national heats back in June and will now travel to Fujisawa, Japan in November to represent Isuzu NZ and CablePrice – and New Zealand - on the world stage.

Colloquially known as the ‘I-1 Grand Prix’, the event will see Aaron and Jimmy compete against ten other countries in the Category A Commercial Vehicle (CV) division. Category A is for countries that enforce demanding emission regulations, including requiring vehicles to comply with Euro 5 or higher standards. 

Competitors will have to complete a series of practical and theory tests designed to cover all aspects of their work, from vehicle inspection and systems management diagnostics, to repair tests and mechanical measuring.

The Isuzu World Technical Competition is now in its 13th year and this is the second time in two years that CablePrice truck technicians have taken part in the international event. 

CablePrice Wellington Operations manager James Magill said Aaron and Jimmy were incredibly driven and motivated and this was demonstrated during the national finals. 

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