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.
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.
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.
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.