Joining the VISTA world champions for a day at work

The VISTA 2018 World Champions from Estonia, Team VIIES RATAS, got a new temporary team member when Roger Alm, SVP Volvo Trucks Europe, joined them for a day’s work as

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2017-2018: Exclusive interview with VISTA World Champions, Viies Ratas

On June 26th June 2018, four Volvo colleagues arrived at the Volvo Group site in Curitiba to make history. Their names are Meelis Smeiman, Madis Reinpold, Maksim Golenkov and Lauri

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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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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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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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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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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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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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2011-2012: Avesta Cruising Club: the reigning VISTA world champions

A little over a year ago, the Avesta Cruising Club stood in shock as they were announced as winners of VISTA 2011. But with registrations for the next VISTA now being accepted, its time for them to defend their title.

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With less than four weeks before the world final, everyone’s attention is on the thirty teams who have qualified. However it’s important to remember that VISTA is about learning and training before all else. Everybody who has taken part, has learnt something, and can therefore bow out of the competition a winner. It might be a new skill, using a new tool, new information on Impact, or better team work.

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Tanzania’s Serengeti Boys reach world final and make VISTA history

In 2011 the Serengeti Boys were formed and took part in their first ever VISTA competition. It was the start of a remarkable journey that took them all the way to Gothenburg, Sweden, for the world final.

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As Panteras – VISTA’s first all female team

VISTA 2011 saw more participants than ever before - it also saw the debut of As Panteras: VISTA’s the first ever all-female team.

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What Makes a VISTA Champion?: An interview with Josef Mikula of Team Impact, Austria.

In June 2009, Josef Mikula and three of his work colleagues stood in front of the very best technicians and personnel in the whole Volvo Trucks’ and Volvo Buses’ global workforce, and were the envy of all. Together they formed Team Impact, and they had just won the VISTA 2009 World Championship: Volvo Trucks’ international competition for aftermarket personnel.

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2009-2010: Meet the VISTA World Champions

Team Impact from Austria can now call themselves world champions, winning by one point over the Danish team in the VISTA final in Gothenburg. “About 30,000 people around the world are engaged in our service and after market operations. And you are the very best,” said Volvo Trucks CEO Staffan Jufors to the finalist teams at the dinner before the winners were announced.

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2007-2008: Team Skywalker win first ever VISTA world championship

In 2007, Team Skywalker from Västerås in Sweden became the first ever VISTA world champions. Here is the report from Globetrotter magazine, which was originally published soon after the event.

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