New Zealand won the top honours, but the Keltruck Nottingham team (the Robin Hoods) and their depot came home with eur 30,000 in prize money.
The winning team comprises: Craig Waller, team leader and foreman at Keltruck Nottingham; Rob Warnes foreman; Rob Farmer, assistant foreman, Keltruck; Richard Baker, assistant foreman; and Paul Morris, parts supervisor.
They were supported by Tony Smeed, as team coordinator, and Graham Page, team coach.
After winning the UK final the Kelltruck team progressed to the Western and Southern European regional final, before moving on to the world final.
Held at Scania’s headquarters in Södertälje, Sweden on 3-4 December 2015, 12 teams from around the globe came together to compete for the title of Scania Top Team 2015.
A series of five practical and one theory tests on day one resulted in eight teams being knocked out, leaving the UK, New Zealand, Australia and Brazil to battle it out for the top spot on day two.
In a series of exercises against the clock, first Australia then Brazil were eliminated, leaving the UK and New Zealand to battle it out for overall victory.
The final trial, which involved the analysis and execution of a complex electrical task on a truck, saw New Zealand snatch victory by a slender margin.
“In a competition which initially saw some 8,000 Scania technicians and parts professionals from 70 countries take part, it is hard to overstate the success and achievement of the Keltruck Nottingham team,” comments John Wainwright, Scania Top Team project leader for the UK.
“Not only are they the five top Scania aftersales professionals in Europe, but they can also justly claim to be among the 10 best worldwide,” he continues.
“On behalf of the entire Scania UK organisation, I congratulate them wholeheartedly for a fantastic performance.”