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Fuso NZ’s Top Technician

Behind the scenes

Fuso NZ’s inaugural technical skills competition saw 48 of its best technicians from across the country step forward to put their expertise to the test – vying to be named the first-ever winner with the grand prize of an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan.

The honour of being named the first-ever Fuso NZ technical skills competition winner fell to Allen Whitaker of Prestige Commercial Vehicles Invercargill.

The competition, strongly supported by ASL (SP Tools) and Metermaster (PicoScope), involved three assessments throughout the year to evaluate problem-solving and fact-finding abilities, with points awarded for each individual’s methodology and end result.

Winner Allen Whitaker will enjoy an all-expenses-paid trip to Japan, including a trip to the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation head office in Shin-Kawasaki and an opportunity to visit the company’s famous testing facility based at Kitsuregawa.

Joseph Rogers (pictured) of Keith Andrews Trucks Hamilton and Mike Pilbrow of Keith Andrews Trucks Whangarei came second and third respectively.