Tata Motors has conducted for the first time "TechFest" International Technicians' Championship 2014 in collaboration with Shell. The program is an initiative to recognise the knowledge & skills of its Technicians across all the TML authorised workshops. The program received an overwhelming response from Channel Partners with a participation of around 25000 technicians across the globe.
TechFest Championship International level was held at Dubai; U.A.E. with the top best technicians from India, SAARC, Africa, Middle East & Russia.
TechFest International level had 10 Technicians from India, 3 from Middle East (Kuwait, Dubai & Muscat), 5 from SAARC (Nepal, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh), 1 from Russia and 7 from Africa (South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Senegal & Ghana) participating. The International level championship was conducted at "United Motors" Sharjah; U.A.E. workshop on Tuesday, 17th June 2014. The technicians were evaluated on the basis of a test having a combination of theory, practical & interview on topics such as product knowledge, repair & maintenance practises, troubleshooting, lubricants, etc.
TechFest International level Award Ceremony was held on the eve of 17th June 2014 at "Fairmont The Palm" located at Palm Jumeirah; Dubai. The function was graced by the presence of senior dignitaries from Tata Motors Ltd & Shell Lubricants, Channel partners from India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri-Lanka, Middle East, Africa & International level 26 Technicians.
Top 5 International Technicians were felicitated by Mr. Ravindra Pisharody; Executive Director (Commercial Vehicles), Mr. Sanjeev Garg; Global Head (Customer Care-CVBU), Mr. Nitin Prasad; Cluster GM-Shell India & Mr. Juan Perez Carlos; GM-FIAT/Chrysler, India - Shell.
TechFest International Level Winner
TechFest International level Winner title has been won by Mr. Gurjeet Singh from India (M/s T.T. Automobiles; Chandigarh). He was felicitated by Mr. Ravindra Pisharody; Executive Director (Commercial Vehicles), Mr. Sanjeev Garg; Global Head (Customer Care-CVBU), Mr. Nitin Prasad; Cluster GM-Shell India & Mr. Juan Perez Carlos; GM-FIAT/Chrysler, India - Shell. He was awarded a shield, certificate and a cash award of US $ 2000/- (US Dollars Two thousand).
1st Runner up
The 1st Runner up position was secured by Mr. Pradhumna K C from Nepal (M/s Sipradi Trading PVT. LTD-Nepal). He received a cash award of US $ 1500/- (US Dollars One Thousand five Hundred), Shield & Certificate.
The 2nd Runner-up position had three technicians and each received a cash award of US $ 1000/- (US Dollars One thousand), Shield & Certificate. The three technicians awarded for the 2nd runner-up position are
- Mr. Shaman Vasu Kotyan from India (M/s Arvind Motors - Mangalore-India)
- Mr. Sergei Simonov from Russia (M/s Comtrans SPB - Russia)
- Mr. Pierre Donaldson from South Africa (M/s AMH/Accordian Investments - South Africa)