Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. conducted sixth edition of National Technician Grand Prix 2015. This contest was conducted over 3 days. 20 participants had been shortlisted from among 1300 registrations received who competed in the No.1 Yamaha Technician in India for 2015.
This unique initiative by Yamaha Motors is in a bid to enhance technical expertise in India and augment the role of customer service engagement in the country. The winner of the contest (Mr. Shivanraj R of P.S.N Auto Agencies, Cochin, Kerala) will go on to represent Yamaha Motor India Sales at World Technician Grand Prix in 2016 in Japan.
The competition was divided into various rounds. In Regional Round 100 winners were selected from 4 zones. Zonal Round saw 20 winners selected with 5 winners chosen from each zone that went on to participate in the final round held in Greater Noida. The participants were assessed on proper service, timely service and efficient service portraying the image of Yamaha Brand.
The participants were put through the rigors of Theory, Trouble shooting, Repair & Final Inspection, Engine Noise and Wiring test. They were made to work on two wheelers and were also assessed on the basis of their skills in dealing with customers. Points have been allotted to contestants and the winner will be selected on the basis of these points earned.
Yamaha Motors first held National Technician Grand Prix in 2010. The company has ever since then conducted the competition, noting increased participation each year, going up from 350 technicians in 2010 to 1,385 technicians this year.
Yamaha Motors has also initiated Yamaha Training School paying a major role in imparting training skills to underprivileged boys and girls. The company has signed an MoU with Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Government of India as a part of the Governments Skill India and Make in India programs. On completion of this training, certificates are awarded to students which are recognized internationally.