In a competition that showcases the world's best in service skills and technical knowledge, the team of service technicians from Isuzu Philippines has continued its winning streak. This past 6th of December, Team PH was again hailed as grand champio of Category B: Euro 4 and below Emission Class Regulation at the conclusion of the Isuzu I-1 Grand Prix World Technical Competition. The event was held at the Isuzu Monozukuri Service Training Center in Fujisawa, Japan.
The I-1 Grand Prix World Technical Competition is an annual competition for technicians coming from different Isuzu subsidiaries and operations worldwide. This is the search for Isuzu’s number one (“I-1”) in service skills and automotive knowledge. It is divided into two divisions: the LCV and CV Division. LCV Division competition was held last September which Isuzu Philippines placed 4th. For the CV Division, it is further divided into two categories, Category A: Euro 6 Emission Class Regulation and Category B: Euro 4 and below Emission Class Regulation.
The Philippine contingent was composed of technicians and Isuzu TESDA graduates,namely: Jusua B. Cantre from Isuzu Bulacan, Khent John Q. Ventura from Isuzu Cavite, and their coach Gian Franco R. Cosico from IPC. The team bested 70 technicians from 35 different countries from across Isuzu's global dealership network to bag the top spot in the Category B, Euro 4 and Below Emission Class Regulation.
IPC President Hajime Koso extended his congratulations to the winning members of the team. "Team Pilipinas' inspiring performance at the recent Isuzu I-1 Grand Prix World Technical Competition serves to reinforce IPC's reputation as a world-class workforce. Our teams have been consistent winners since 2013, and though there is always room to be even better than before, it cannot be denied that the training our technicians receive, combined with their dedication to their chosen craft, has made Team Pilipinas, and IPC, the standard bearers in the world stage. At the same time, I am also very happy that our teams' achievements in this competition in the past years have served to inspire members of our dealership network in the Philippines to strive to be the best in their own capacities."
Since 2013, Isuzu Philippines’ team has consistently placed 5th or higher in the Isuzu World Technical Competition. A large part of its success has been attributed to the high level of competition at IPC's annual Isuzu Service Skills Olympics (ISSO), apart from the professional dedication and discipline the IPC dealers' Parts and Service personnel pour into their daily work. Isuzu’s Team Pilipinas have been previously awarded 3rd in the CV Division Category B in 2013, 2nd in 2014, 1st in 2015, 3rd in 2016, and 5th in 2017.