New Zealand wins world championship

Posted on: Monday, 17 December 2018

New Zealand’s “All Torque All Noise” victorious at Scania Top Team World Final

It’s official, the CablePrice Whangarei team “All Torque All Noise” have taken out the Scania Top Team world championship in Sodertalje, Sweden.

Out of 8,000 service technicians and parts experts from 70 countries, 12 service teams had qualified through national and regional finals for the Top Team World Final at Scania’s head office in Södertälje, Sweden.

The Top Team World Final consisted of a semi-final day, with the top four of the competing teams going on to a live streamed “super final”. In the semi-final, “All Torque All Noise” qualified in top position, scoring an impressive 217 from a possible 300 points. Then on to the “super final”, a closely fought event where all four competing teams had eyes firmly on the prize. “All Torque All Noise” remained calm and calculating under pressure though, taking out the title and the 50,000 Euro prize money.

This year’s Scania Top Team is the tenth international event since the competition started in 1989. It has developed from a national training event into today’s global training programme, with a 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. New Zealand were victorious, with Switzerland in second position and Austria in third. 

Russell Dixon, CablePrice Technical Trainer, says “This result is all the more impressive when thinking about the other teams competing at the world final, loaded with years of Scania experience. In true Kiwi style, when the pressure was applied, “All Torque All Noise” shifted up a gear. CablePrice have an impressive record in Scania Top Team, with the team from Whangarei branch coming second in 2013, the team from Christchurch branch winning in 2015, and now a new Whangarei team winning in 2018.”

Over the years, CablePrice has built a reputation for producing winners, not only at a national level but also on the international stage. The win from “All Torque All Noise” comes on the back of a number of recent successes for CablePrice technicians including, Levi Webster placing second at the 2018 Hitachi Top Technician world championship in Japan and Aaron Toumoua and Jimmy Hotton coming in third place at the 2018 Isuzu GP1 competition in Japan. 

Pat Ward, Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of CablePrice, says “This is a fantastic achievement by our “All Torque All Noise” team and we’re all extremely proud of the team. 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”.