CablePrice ‘All Torque All Noise‘ team shows its class at Scania Top Team World Final

3 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineDecember 19, 2018

Left to right: Craig Lucas, Daniel Halton, Braden Olsen, Tom Hicks, Scott Cann (captain).

The CablePrice Whangarei team ‘All Torque All Noise‘ took out the Scania Top Team world championship in Södertälje, Sweden earlier this month.

Out of a total of 8000 service technicians and parts experts from 70 countries, 12 service teams qualified through national and regional finals for the Top Team World Final.

In the semi-final ‘All Torque All Noise‘ qualified in top position, scoring an impressive 217 from a possible 300 points. In the live streamed ‘super final‘, a closely fought event where all four competing teams had their eyes firmly on the prize, the New Zealand team remained calm under pressure, taking out the title and 50,000 Euro prize money.

This is the tenth international event since the competition started in 1989. It has developed from a national training event into today‘s global training programme, with a focus on practical and theoretical skills. This year New Zealand was victorious, with Switzerland in second position and Austria in third. 

CablePrice technical trainer Russell Dixon says the result was all the more impressive when taking into consideration the experience of all the other teams competing at the world final.

“In true Kiwi style, when the pressure was applied ‘All Torque All Noise‘ shifted up a gear. CablePrice has an impressive record in Scania Top Team, with the team from Whangarei branch coming second in 2013, the team from Christchurch branch winning in 2015, and now a new Whangarei team winning in 2018.”

Over the years, CablePrice has built a reputation for producing winners, not only at a national level but also on the international stage. The win from ‘All Torque All Noise‘ comes on the back of a number of recent successes for CablePrice technicians, including Levi Webster placing second at the 2018 Hitachi Top Technician world championship in Japan, and Aaron Toumoua and Jimmy Hotton coming in third place at the 2018 Isuzu GP1 competition in Japan. 

“This is a fantastic achievement by our ‘All Torque All Noise‘ team and we‘re all extremely proud of the team,” says Pat Ward, managing director and chief operating officer of CablePrice. “Service and parts play an integral role in ensuring that our customers‘ vehicles are back on the road in the quickest time possible. For our customers, they have the added benefit of knowing they have some of the best service and parts people in the world maintaining their vehicles.”