MC Hammers triumph in Brazil in Volvo Training Awards

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‘MC Hammers’, a four-strong team of truck technicians from MC Truck & Bus in Thurrock, recently finished in a very creditable sixth place at the Volvo International Service Training Awards (VISTA), held recently in Curitiba, Brazil. As Volvo Trucks’

UK representative at this global competition, the MC Hammers team were one of 40 teams from across the Volvo Truck and Volvo Bus global networks taking part in this biennial event. This year’s competition was eventually won by Estonian representatives, Viies Ratas. “To finish sixth in the world is an absolutely fantastic achievement for the MC team from Thurrock, bearing in mind the strength of the competition.

Over 4,800 teams, comprising of more than 19,700 participants, originally entered the global event. The team’s success in Brazil means that they have been recognised as being in the top 1% of Volvo technicians worldwide,” said Nigel Brooks, aftermarket director at MC Truck & Bus.

Under the watchful eye of MC Truck & Bus Thurrock general manager Eric Millar, the MC Hammers team consisted of team captain Ryan Garrett assisted by Stuart Hall, Darren Sladden and John Walker.

Whilst in Brazil, the MC Hammer’s team also visited a children’s home in Curitiba that is sponsored by Volvo Trucks. At the school, the team spent the day working with staff to improve facilities on site. “Without doubt, this has been a tremendous experience for all the team members from Thurrock and has allowed them to successfully pitch their skills against the very best in the world, demonstrating the quality of technical support that is available from the UK,” concluded Nigel Brooks

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