Sunday, July 23, 2017

Castrol Malaysia's Castrol Car Mechanic Contest 2017 sees Sangar Ganesh crowned Castrol's Champion Mechanic

The Castrol Car Mechanic Contest 2017 had its finals over at Genting Highlands recently and Sangar Ganesh from ‘Castrol Auto Service Syarikat Seng Hin’ in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, won the title of ‘Castrol Car Mechanic Contest Champion’. Sangar Ganesh, who has been a mechanic for about 18years beat a whole lot of mechanics from all over Malaysia, going through three rounds of skill challenges over a four month period to clinch this tile.

Sangar was also presented with an all-expense paid trip to catch the Renault Sport Formula One Team in Singapore during the upcoming Forumula 1 races over there. Meanwhile, Bong Teck Hua from ‘Castrol Auto Service Nan Rong Automobile’ in Johor Bahru, Johor and Ho Weng Seng from ‘Castrol Auto Service Sunday Motor’ in Ipoh, Perak, were named the second- and first-runner up respectively.

The Castrol Car Mechanic Contest 2017 was the first competition that Castrol had just initiated in April this year in order to find and recognise the best experts in the field. The competition was open to a total of 1,200 mechanics from all Castrol Auto Service (CAS) outlets throughout Malaysia. 

Throughout this contest, the theoretical knowledge and practical expertise of the mechanics were put to the test in order to prove their competencies and abilities in the art of car maintenance and repair. A total of 80 participating mechanics participated in the qualifying and regional rounds and from there, only 20 individuals were selected for the Grand Finale – the third and final round - where they had to contest in a Practical and Theory Challenge to seize the coveted title of the 'Castrol Car Mechanic Contest Champion’ in Malaysia.

This sort of programmes developed by Castrol as part of the company's social responsibility in some way. With this the company gets to help develop human capital where they are based and also enhance the quality of the people selling and promoting the Castrol brand. So here, the mechanics are on a continuous journey of improvement, to ensure they are always on top of their game. It has also been Castrol's long-term goal to support the mechanics and owners of the CAS outlets so that we grow a sustainable business together to ensure a better future for all. 

Let's hope that this inaugural contest is continued year after year so that more will benefit.












Some of the sports cars that were used to ferry some of the guests up to the venue at Genting Highlands











CASTROL MALAYSIA CROWNS GRAND CHAMPION IN CASTROL CAR MECHANIC CONTEST 2017
Veteran mechanic with 18 years’ experience, Sangar Ganesh, declared champion, standing out
amongst 1,200 mechanics throughout the nation.

Genting Highlands, 20 July 2017 - The search for some of the most skilful and knowledgeable car
mechanics in the country culminated after months of intense battles, as Castrol Malaysia proudly
announced the top three winners of the Castrol Car Mechanic Contest 2017 Grand Finale!

Sangar Ganesh from ‘Castrol Auto Service Syarikat Seng Hin’ in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, won the
coveted title of ‘Castrol Car Mechanic Contest Champion’. As champion, Sangar had to overcome
tough competition, and go through three rounds of gruelling skill challenges over a period of four
months. Apart from winning this prestigious title, Sangar was also presented with an all-expense
paid trip to catch the Renault Sport Formula One Team in Singapore. Bong Teck Hua from ‘Castrol
Auto Service Nan Rong Automobile’ in Johor Bahru, Johor and Ho Weng Seng from ‘Castrol Auto
Service Sunday Motor’ in Ipoh, Perak, were named the second- and first-runner up respectively at
the awards ceremony in Genting Highlands.

Launched in April this year, the Castrol Car Mechanic Contest 2017 was initiated to find and
recognise the best experts in the field. The competition was open to 1,200 mechanics from all
Castrol Auto Service (CAS) outlets which have built a reputation for being trusted and professional
workshops throughout Malaysia. Throughout this contest, the theoretical knowledge and practical
expertise of the mechanics were put to the test in order to prove their competencies and abilities in
the art of car maintenance and repair. Amongst the 80 professionals who participated in the
qualifying and regional rounds, only 20 individuals were selected for the Grand Finale – the third and
final round - where they had to contend in a Practical and Theory Challenge to seize the coveted title
of the 'Castrol Car Mechanic Contest Champion’ in Malaysia.

Keow Mei-Shan, Marketing Director Malaysia & Singapore said, “Our Castrol Auto Service outlet
mechanics are all experts in their field, and this contest is just one of the many programmes we have
in place so that the mechanics are always on a continuous journey of improvement, to ensure they
are always on top of their game. In addition to this, it has always been our longer-term goal to
support the mechanics and owners of the CAS outlets so that we grow a sustainable business
together to ensure a better future for all. I am also grateful to our technical partners, the ‘School of
Skills’, in their capacity as top professionals in the automotive field, who acted as judges for the
contest and helped design the contest to be an extremely challenging one.”

“The competition was keen and all our contestants were pushed to the very limits as they had to go
through a series of demanding challenges. We tested them on their automotive and product
knowledge through theoretical challenges, and we also tested their on-the- job skills and
professionalism in handling their day-to- day job requirements through practical challenges,” added
Keow Mei-Shan.

Speaking on his win, Sangar said, "I am extremely happy to have won first place in this competition.
It is a tremendous achievement for me to have earned this coveted title, especially when I had to
compete against some of the most knowledgeable and skilful mechanics in the country. In my 18
years as a mechanic, this is the first time I have won something so prestigious. I am looking forward
to catch the Renault Sport Formula One Team in Singapore, as I have never had the opportunity to
experience a live F1 race. I know my family is very proud of me, and I want to thank my boss, Mr.
Goh Joo Chin for all the support he has given me, and to Castrol for providing this opportunity, as it
has given me even greater hope for the future!"

To find out more about Castrol and its products, visit www.castrol.com/my.


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