Wan Shafizulhafis from ACM Batu Caves and Affandi Sukadi from Universal Motors KK did the country proud by emerging sixth overall in the recent 2014 ISUZU 1Grand Prix (I1GP) that was held in Japan, the highest position achieved by our contingent so far in the competition.
This Mechanic Skills Competition pits participants from some 20 countries around the world against each other in both theory and practical competitions where skills in vehicle inspection, engine measurements and repairs are all counted towards the grand total.
The pair underwent intensive training since June this year, focusing on the fundamentals of automotive theory and vehicle troubleshooting skills. They were determined to raise the profile of the Malaysian team as the local contingent had yet to achieve a top-ten ranking since participating in the competition five years ago.
“We are very pleased with the efforts of the team as it proves that with hard work and determination, we are able to improve in our skills level. This achievement is also a significant step in the right direction as ISUZU Malaysia continues to focus our efforts on strengthening our customers’ after-sales satisfaction, particularly in meeting the demands of the growing ISUZU truck population in Malaysia,” said Deputy General Manager, Engineering & Service Division, Katushiro Koizumi.