The Scania Malaysia (SMY) team from its Ipoh workshop was recently named the winner of the Scania Top Team Asia-Pacific Regional Finals 2023 in Bangkok. The team, named B100, is now one of only 12 teams out of 1,500 teams from 70 countries, that has qualified for the Grand Final in Södertälje, Sweden.
“It was a fantastic and emotional experience when we were announced as winners for the Asia-Pacific Regional Final. We were faced with very tough competition from strong teams who were very much more experienced than us. In facing the Grand final challenge in Södertälje, we need to further increase our technical knowledge to perfection in order to be the Champion of Top Team Global 2023 and Champion for our customers!” said Muhamad Amirsyazwan, Team Leader / Workshop Manager of SMY Ipoh.
A lucrative first prize of 50,000 Euro awaits the winner at the finals. First runner-up will receive 30,000 Euro while second runner-up gets 20,000 Euro.
Top Team is a global competition for professional service teams within the Scania service network. The competition requires a high level of technical knowledge, discipline and team spirit from the participating service technicians, parts specialists and service advisors. It is brains, technological skills and teamwork that characterise the service personnel whom Scania recruits and develops over the years.
Essentially, these traits should be evident in all the qualifying teams, while winning teams are those who demonstrate a further superior level of these to secure the Top Team title. The format of the competition follows daily work patterns with the most essential objective being to satisfy the needs of our customers.
This competition is a way of recognising the importance of service personnel to be the best, and at the top of their profession. Through the competition, participants will also increase their knowledge of Scania’s products and services, and also strengthen teamwork between service, parts and service advisor personnel. The teamwork and rapport developed from this will ultimately benefit the customers.
“I can’t describe how proud I feel of this team, and I am sure we all share this sentiment. Credit to them as they have put a lot of effort to prepare and compete with other teams from the various business units who have proven winning history. Coming out on top is a clear demonstration of not only their technical knowledge but team cohesiveness and tenaciousness,” said Heba El Tarifi, Managing Director, Scania Southeast Asia.
This generation of technicians and the future ones are expected to drive real change in line with the transport industry undergoing a technological shift. Top Team members will have a unique opportunity to affect and implement the technology needed to create a sustainable transport system.
If joining the future generation of Scania Top Team interests you, you can start by applying to be part of the Scania family and experience the unique Scania culture. You can contact them at 03-7845 1000 at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also set up and appointment with one of the People & Culture personnel to learn more.