X-1R and Nissan Raise the Game in Bangkok
Bangkok has just hosted the tenth annual Nissan Service Technician Excellence Competency (aka Nissan Skills carnival), a competition designed to showcase the ability of Nissan’s finest technicians throughout the region. The annual event has become a high note in the Nissan calendar, where it is seen as a chance for Nissan Technicians throughout the region to hone their skills—and this year’s edition was no exception. Hosted by Stephane Lamari, who is the VP for Nissan Motors Asia Pacific Aftersales Department, and attended by delegates from eight Nissans throughout the Asia Pacific region, the event spanned three days of fierce competition.
This year, it was held at the Nissan’s regional training centre in Thailand, with the gathering of the crème de la crème of Nissan’s regional aftersales personnel from dealer networks throughout Asia-Pacific & Oceania. This year, leading premium brand X-1R was invited to attend as well. X-1R has long been at the forefront of fluid lubrication and technology development, being synonymous with the name NASA. Recently, X-1R has developed a revolutionary new additive for CVTs, which has proven to stop the onset of shuddering in vehicles with a CVT.
There were a total of 16 finalists from 8 countries who went head-to-head in the battle of skills to be the best technical and customer support team in the region. This year, the skills competition kicked off with a series of qualifying rounds, which comprised of theory and practical tests. Upholding Nissan’s superior standards, the participating aftersales personnel were meticulously evaluated by a team of Nissan Japan’s certified trainers and area-specific experts.
This annual national competition was set up by Nissan Japan via their regional office in Bangkok and it is their goal to inspire their aftersales personnel to continue learning and improving, in line with Nissan’s training philosophy of life-long learning. In addition to uplifting staff morale through engagement, the skills competition’s stringent standard promotes a competitive environment crucial in raising the region’s skill level in line with international standards.
This year, all 16 finalists received prizes worth RM15,000 including an X-1R pack for each contestant and two paid trips to Japan.