Scania Top Team Malaysia 2017-2018
Enhances Service Quality by Focusing On Sustainable Transport Solutions
Ipoh Service Team crowned champion, qualifies for Regional Finals
Bukit Jelutong, October 21st, 2017 – Scania, a leading global provider of sustainable
transport solutions recently concluded the Top Team Malaysia 2017-2018. This biannual
competition to find the best service team saw the team from Scania Malaysia
Ipoh Branch crowned champion.
The team of five known affectionately as “Pendekar Penyu” led by Mohd. Faizal bin
Abd. Aziz had undergone rigorous training for months prior to the competition. “To
win this leg of the competition, we had to ensure our technical skills were top notch
and no doubt that this would then be transferred to our daily tasks in servicing the
vehicles,” said Mohd Faizal.
“The most interesting part of this year’s competition was the info stations on
sustainability, particularly the autonomous vehicles system. We were excited by the
thought of us learning about such futuristic systems and are looking forward to
working on such vehicles,” he added.
For the very first time, info stations were set up at the Top Team event with its main
focus on Sustainability. Championing sustainable transport solutions gave first-hand
insight to the Top Team contestants on fuel-efficient technologies, alternative fuel &
electrification technologies and safe & smart transport solutions such as the
autonomous vehicle systems.
“With the rapidly changing transportation industry, business owners are continuously
looking at various ways to increase productivity and maximising profitability. Scania
continues to be ready to help our customers achieve that,” said Marie Sjödin Enström,
Managing Director for Scania Southeast Asia.
“The Top Team Competition this year continues from previous years in enhancing the
service skills of our service personnel. The technician’s work in maintaining the
uptime of Scania vehicles will contribute to sustaining the growth of our customer’s
business,” she added.
The Malaysia’s Scania Top Team competition is a national competition programme.
Five local teams were put through theory and technical challenges, and judged on
their competency in areas such as logistics, methodology and technical knowledge.
At the same time, team discipline and the ability to work under pressure were also
Scania Top Team developed from a national training event in Sweden into a global
competition programme is held once every two years. This year is the 10th instalment
to be organised at an international level, involving more than 8,000 participants from
The winning team from the national league will represent the country at the regional
competition in September 2018. From the five regional leagues held around the
world, 10 teams will be selected for the Top Team World Finals, which will be held in
Sweden, where teams will compete for the total prize amount of 100,000 Euros.