The VISTA 2015-2016 world final, which was held in Gothenburg, Sweden on 31 May – 2 June, brought together the best workshop personnel in Volvo Trucks’ and Volvo Buses’ global

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This year’s winner of VISTA: Team Harju from Finland!

“This is unbelievable – I’m extremely proud and happy for my team,” says Immo Harju, team leader of Team Harju. “VISTA is always a very hard competition. If you want

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Impressions from the world final

The VISTA world final was a rare opportunity to bring together Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses workshop personnel from all over the world. We asked selected teams to share their

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Gothenburg ready to welcome world finalists

Tomorrow the Volvo Training Centre in Gothenburg, will be hosting the VISTA 2015-2016 world final. The event has taken months of hard work and careful planning, but it promises to

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“I’d encourage all ladies to give VISTA a go!”

Given that it is a male dominated industry, it is no surprise that the vast majority of VISTA participants are men. But this is slowly changing and more and more

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Manqoba’s meteoritic rise continues

Five years ago Manqoba Mkhize was granted a Skills for Life scholarship to be an apprentice technician for Volvo Trucks in South Africa. Now he is getting ready for the

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“VISTA is always an education”

Margus Kristal and his Viru Valge team from Tallinn, Estonia have just returned from Gothenburg, where they finished second in the VISTA 2015-2016 European semi-final. Unfortunately this means they will

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Bringing new bus tech skills to VISTA

Mads Garlid and his three team-mates are gathered around a computer screen, making quickfire suggestions to each other as a stopwatch ticks down to zero. The pressure in the room

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VISTA 2015-2016 world finalist revealed

With the semi finals now over, the 32 teams who will take part in the world final can now be revealed. The world final will be held in Gothenburg on

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During April, over 150 teams from all over Europe, Africa and the Middle East, have been in Gothenburg to take part in the VISTA 2015-2016 semi-finals. After three weeks of

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VISTA 2015-2016 Asia Pacific sets new record in pursuit of customer excellence

Six teams from the Asia Pacific region, including overall winners Red Borneo from Indonesia, will be going to the world final of VISTA 2015-2016. VISTA 2015-2016 attracted more than 4000

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Five teams from Latin America have now reached the VISTA world final, after an unforgettable semi-final in Curitiba last week. In total, 3000 participants from Latin America took part in

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Three teams rose to the top at last week’s North American VISTA semi-final competition in Greensboro, US and are now ranked among the best 32 teams in the world. As

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Bangkok hosts Asia Pacific VISTA final

The Asia Pacific Final, which will decide which six teams from the region will qualify for the VISTA world final in Gothenburg, begins this week in Bangkok. In total 24

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Latin America semi-finals the biggest ever

Next week, on 5-6 April, the Brazilian city of Curitiba will host 29 teams from all over Latin America for the semi-finals. It is the region’s biggest semi-final yet, and

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“For us, it doesn’t matter if you finish first, but how you develop!”

The Treviso Group had 398 employees participating in VISTA 2015-2016, making them the largest dealer group in Brazil involved in the competition, as well as one of VISTA’s biggest supporters.

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European VISTA semi-final relocated to Gothenburg

The European VISTA semi-final will be moved from Brussels to Gothenburg and postponed one week. The competition will be held April 4 to April 22. The decision to relocate was

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VISTA semi-finals begin in Greensboro

This week, the first semi-final for VISTA 2015-2016 will kick-off in Greensboro, US, with seven teams from across North America hoping to win a spot in the world final. The

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Best VISTA ever for Peru

For VISTA 2015-2016, organisers in Peru made a concerted effort to increase registrations and managed to record its highest participation rate ever. When the Latin American semi-finals begin in Curitiba

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Dream debut

When four new employees at the Nordica dealer group formed a VISTA team, they were told not to worry about results since it was their first competition. But despite their

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Record year for VISTA in Asia Pacific region

VISTA 2015-2016 continues to be a huge success in the Asia-Pacific sales region, with record high participation and virtually no drop-outs over the three rounds. Over 1000 teams and 4000

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Round Three now underway!

Happy New Year to all our teams. Now it’s back down to business. The third round of VISTA 2015-2016 started today!  Good luck to everyone involved!

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Two rounds down – just one to go before the VISTA 2015-2016 semi finals. By now you and your team-mates are into something of a routine. How much time do

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Poster teams: Team A.L.E.R.T

  The last of our ‘poster team’ profiles features Team A.L.E.R.T from South Africa. They are (from left to right in photo): Andrew Maseko (friend and mentor), Danie Sillands, Enrico Chiarello, Russell Pinard and Lee-Andrew

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Poster teams: Team Benicia

Next up in our poster team feature are Team Benicia, who work at the Truck Center in Dongtan City, South Korea. They are (from left to right in the photo) Shin Seonghwan, Kang

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Poster teams: Los Cuartreros

In the second of our ‘poster teams’ features, we head to Mexico to talk to the Los Cuartreros team… The Los Cuartreros team is based in Hermosillo, Sonora, in the

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All-women teams taking the lead in Brazil

The number of female competitors in this year’s VISTA competition shows a small increase on 2013. Six per cent of those who registered globally are women. While this might not

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Poster teams: Team Harju

In the coming weeks we will talk to four teams featured on promotional posters for VISTA 2015-2016. First up are Team Harju from Tampere in Finland. The reigning VISTA champions are

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Don’t give up!: Four great reasons to continue competing

Whether it’s disappointing results or lack of confidence, many teams can be tempted to drop out of VISTA after Round One. But remember the competition is about more than just

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Over 99 per cent completion rate in Asia-Pacific

The first round of VISTA 2015-2016 saw an impressive 99.4 per cent of registered teams take part in the Asia Oceania and Japan Sales regions. When Round One concluded on

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Round One results confirm broken records

The results for Round One of VISTA 2015-2016 are in! Over 18,500 participants registered for the current competition and 95% of those submitted complete answers for the first round and

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One round down – two to go! For many teams, no day (or even night) can be wasted in the lead up to the next round. Tell us how your

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Round One closes this Thursday

All participants must submit their answers for Round One before midnight this Thursday. If you haven’t already done so, make sure you and your team log into the VISTA online

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VISTA enthusiasm continues to blossom in Brazil

Registration figures for the current VISTA competition have broken records all over the world. One country where interest has been particularly strong is Brazil. Despite an ongoing economic crisis in

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VISTA 2015-2016 sets new record

Almost 18,500 participants have now registered for VISTA 2015-2016 – once again breaking its own record as the world’s biggest competition for aftermarket personnel. Until now, VISTA 2012-2013 was the

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Customer care key in VISTA question choice

“Every question must have a worth to customers. To ensure that they receive top quality service remains the ultimate aim of the VISTA competition. It is central to what we

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VISTA 2015-2015: What to expect from Round One

When Round One opens, a new link will appear on this site, which will be a clearly marked green button. Once logged-in to the site, users will be able to

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5 new things about VISTA 2015-2016

As the excitement builds towards the opening round of VISTA 2015-2016 which begins next week, let’s take a look at 5 new things about the forthcoming competition. The 30 questions

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Between hope and despair – the art of choosing a team name

It’s clear from looking through the long list of those registered for this year’s VISTA competition that teams have taken very different approaches when deciding what to call themselves. Among

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VISTA 2015-2016 – The heat is on in race to register

The countdown continues. September 10th is a date circled in the diaries of VISTA participants. That is when Round One of the 2015-2016 competition will commence. Registration is ongoing with

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Learning the reward for Canadian team Babine

VISTA 2015-2016 registration for North America opened on 12th August. Over 300 participants have already registered within the first two weeks and interest is gathering pace with Round One fast approaching. Canadian

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These stars don’t fill any huge arenas

Most of them are not even athletes and they don´t have lunch at fancy restaurants. But these guys are our real stars, inspired by new challenges. They are our real

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HUB Malaysia kicks off VISTA edition 2015-2016

On June 15th, hub Malaysia held the official kick off for the VISTA 2015-2016 competition. In the presence of more than 80 employees from both Market Company, Shah Alam dealership

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Hammer-time again for UK based team

The Essex-based MC Hammers team were delighted to finish in a very creditable 3rd place in 2012-2013. They are eagerly anticipating the forthcoming VISTA competition, which offers them the possibility

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What does it take to be a VISTA Champion from Asia Oceania?

To become a champion takes a lot of teamwork, commitment and passion, and much much more…. Have a look at the VISTA 2015 -2016 promotion film from Asia.

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Finland flying the flag for VISTA success

The last VISTA competition in 2012-2013 generated many positive experiences for those who took part. Team Harju from Tampere in Finland won the title, yet they were not the only

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NTC in Switzerland fix their eyes on first prize

How would you say that participation in the competition (and coming 2nd) has affected your business? The team ratio has improved significantly after the VISTA competition and also our working

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Champions Team Harju ready to go again in VISTA 2015-2016

As preparations for the forthcoming VISTA competition continue, we asked the team that won the previous competition, Team Harju from Tampere in Finland, about their experiences since securing the title

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