The VISTA World Championship, Volvo Trucks and Buses aftermarket competition is held every two years and is the world’s largest of its kind for aftermarket personnel.
Team Harju, the VISTA team from the Volvo Truck Centre in Tampere, Finland, are the new world champions after finishing first in this week’s world final in Gothenburg.
Having started with more than 17,000 people in 4,471 teams from 93 countries, the competition for VISTA 2012-2013 is now down to just 32 teams – all of whom are now in Gothenburg this week for the world final.
This week, 32 teams from all over the world will arrive in Gothenburg for the VISTA 2012-2013 world final. Three of those teams, Team Harju, Kuusamon Wetteri and Wetteri Power Oy, are from Finland - more than any other country.
Since its launch in 2010, the Skills for Life programme has been a huge success, with all nine apprentices successfully forging careers with Volvo Trucks in South Africa. Now Manqoba Mkhize has become the first graduate to reach a VISTA semi final.
With less than a month to go until the VISTA 2012-2013 world final, reining world champions Avesta Cruising Club recently handed over the cup in preparation for a new winner.
With the remaining finals ending in Sydney last week, the semi final phase of VISTA 2012-2013 is now over, and the competition is down to just 32 teams who will travel to Gothenburg this June for the world final.
After a tough APAC final, the last semi final for VISTA 2012-2013, six more teams have qualified for the world final, where they will compete alongside the best workshop personnel from all around the world.
Over the past three weeks, VISTA semi finals in Greensboro, Madrid and Curitiba, have generated extensive print, online and even television coverage from a number of media sources across the world.
April 18: The final day of competition in Madrid included semi finals for NAME (North Africa, Middle East) region and Volvo Buses.
April 11: 18 teams from Belarus, Ukraine, Israel, Greece, Portugal, Moldova, Bulgaria, Romania and Turkey, competed together yesterday, in the Region East VISTA semi final.
Twenty teams from Lithuania, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Estonia, Poland and Slovenia, meet up in Madrid last Wednesday, for the Central East VISTA semi final. After a full day of competition, two Hungarian teams, Pevijola and Polgár1, qualified for the world final.
The VISTA 2012-2013 Latin America semi final has now ended, with the winners recently announced. B270F (Treviso Betim, Brazil), VTT (Dipesul Canoas, Brazil) and Macasa Vision (Ecuador).
April 9: The competition in the Central Europe VISTA semi final has now ended, with staff at the Volvo Training Centre in Madrid hosting another successful semi final.
Finland’s contingent of teams at last week’s Nordic VISTA 2012-2013 semi final in Madrid, put in an exceptional performance claimed three of the four world final spots available.
Yesterday, 4th April, saw twenty teams from Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Iceland arrive at the Volvo Training Centre in Madrid, to participate in the Nordic VISTA semi finals.
With the conclusion of the Italy, Spain and France VISTA semi finals, another five teams have now qualified for the world final. The winners were announced at an award ceremony last night in Madrid.
Yesterday, 3rd April, the first of eight semi finals in Madrid kicked off, with teams from Spain, France and Italy competing for spots in the world final. The winners will be announced tonight at an award dinner.
Babine Truck & Equipment, the VISTA team from Prince George, Canada, have become the first to qualify for the VISTA 2012-2013 world final after winning the North American semi final.
With the theoretical rounds of VISTA 2012-2013 now over, it’s time to go over the statistics and see if the competition lived up to its aim of being the biggest and best VISTA ever.
To reward and acknowledge teams that best exemplify VISTA values, Volvo Group Truck Sales & Marketing APAC is awarding Hero certificates to three teams after each round. Here are the winners from Round Two.
VISTA isn’t about winning and losing – it’s about teamwork, training and development. To reflect this, Volvo Group Truck Sales & Marketing APAC is awarding Hero Certificates to teams that best exemplify these values. Here are Round One’s Heroes.
Round Two of VISTA 2012-2013 kicks off this Monday. As with Round One, all teams will be able to access the questions from midnight on Sunday night, and will have exactly three weeks to submit their answers.
With VISTA 2012-2013 now underway all eyes are on one trophy – the world championship. But a VISTA team from the Volvo Truck & Bus Centre in Milton Keynes, UK, currently claims a trophy of a completely different kind.
Participation in VISTA 2012-2013 has experienced a dramatic increase, breaking its previous record by over 3000 participants. When registrations closed at midnight last Friday night, exactly 16,802 people, forming 4443 teams, had signed up – making this easily the biggest VISTA in the competition’s 55-year history.
On May 17, a kick-off meeting for VISTA 2012-2013 was held in Bangkok, which was attended by 14 Asia VISTA market leaders. Representing an estimated 646 teams, the leaders discussed rules and guidelines, as well as their objectives and ambitious for the upcoming competition. The kick-off meeting follows on from a marketing communication managers kick-off meeting held in Korea last month.