India Yamaha Motor has won the No. 1 Technician title in the Commuter Model Class, which took place at the 7th World Technician Grand Prix 2016 held in Japan. Once in every two years, Japan’s Yamaha Motors organizes the World Technician Grand Prix championship where winners of the National Technician Grand Prix gets an opportunity to compete for the title of No.1 Technician in the world.
On October 12, 2016, World Technician Grand-Prix was held at Yamaha Motors Company’s headquarters where 21 technicians represented their countries. Two technicians from the subcontinent participated in this event. It is the third time when India has participated in WTGP since 2012. Yamaha has felicitated Mr. Jignesh Rana who have won the championship. He hails from Planet Automobile, which is Yamaha’s Ahmedabad dealership. In 2014 also, India Yamaha Motor had won No. 1 position, and that time it was represented by technician Mr. Meenakshi Sundaram from Madurai. The best technicians from 21 countries around the globe who had won their national level qualifying contests (NTGP) gathered in Japan for the 7th Yamaha World Technician Grand Prix 2016.
According to Ravinder Singh, vice-president, India Yamaha Motor, It is a moment of pride as India Yamaha Motor carried off the Grand Title for the second time. Yamaha is looking forward to create more such talents and that’s where the expertise of YTA Technicians comes into play. At Yamaha, a constant endeavour to offer exciting and excellent product line up to the customers is backed by providing them with excellent value added services and best in class after sales experience. Through contests like WTGP, Yamaha doesn’t only create world-class technicians but also ensures that customers are delighted and not merely satisfied
India Yamaha Motor organised the National Technician Grand Prix in the country, during 2014 and 2015, the winners of which were sent to contest World Technician Grand Prix 2016. The contest had 3 stages of competition for the technicians until they could achieve National champion title. The 1st stage (Regional level) has written and practical examination which is conducted by field service team at each dealership. From regional contest, 100 technicians (20 from each region) are picked for the next stage. The 2nd stage (zonal contest) is conducted by zonal training team supported by head office training team at zonal YTA in 4 locations.