India Yamaha Motor Pvt. Ltd (IYM) won the No. 1 Technician Title in the Commuter Model class at the 7th World Technician Grand Prix 2016 (WTGP). The GP was held in Japan recently. Yamaha Motor Company (YMC), Japan organises this championship once in two years.
In the event, winners of the National Technician Grand Prix gets the opportunity to compete for the prestigious title of No. 1 Technician in the world. The WTGP was held on October 12, 2016, at YMC headquarters. A total of 21 technicians represented their countries.
Two technicians represented India in the event and it's the third time India is participating since 2012. IYM's Mr Jignesh Rana from Planet Automobile won the WTGP.
India Yamaha Motor has also won this prestigious event back in 2014, held at Japan on October 1, 2014. Mr Masaki Asano, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd. thanked Rana and his effort for winning the contest.
He said, "Yamaha Motor Company organises the WTGP contest in Japan once in two years to select the world's No. 1 Yamaha service technician. Yamaha is delighted to have its champion from India for the second time in a row. It is an honour to felicitate Mr Jignesh along with his team members and YTA team for their continuous hard effort for the development of World class Technicians. Yamaha would take this opportunity to congratulate the winner Mr Rana along with his family and the network partner Planet Automobiles who remained continuous aide to shape today's outstanding victory."
Speaking on this occasion, Mr Ravinder Singh, Vice President, Strategy & Planning , Yamaha Motor India Sale Pct. LTD said, " It is a moment of pride as India Yamaha Motor carried off the Grand Title for the second time. Yamaha is looking forward to creating more such talents and that's where the expertise of YTA Technicians comes into play. At Yamaha, a constant endeavour to offer exciting and excellent product line up to the customers is backed by providing them with excellent value added services and best in class after sale experience. Through contests like WTGP, Yamaha doesn't only create world-class technicians but also ensures that customers are delighted and not merely satisfied."