- 5102 technicians from Hyundai dealerships participated from across India
- HMIL will enhance the skills of top 6 winners over a year and send top two to represent HMIL in World skill Olympics to be held at Seoul in 2017
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer concluded their 9th National Skill Olympics
fest yesterday at the manufacturing plant in Sriperumbudur near Chennai.
This inter-dealership competition identifies skill & honors the best talents amongst dealer technicians nation-wide. Hyundai Motor India Limited has the privilege of garnering one international award, in each edition in the past.
Speaking on the occasion MD & CEO - Hyundai Motor India Ltd. Mr. YK Koo said
, “Hyundai is a customer centric and caring brand. Excellent service forms an integral part of the entire product experience in delighting the customers. We motivate our technicians by giving them global exposure & learning and ensure their skills are sharpened to meet Global Hyundai Excellence Standards.”
Every year Hyundai conducts a series of training programmes to systematically upgrade and refresh the skills of technicians and familiarize them with the latest technological developments. The competition helps them test their knowledge and induces a healthy competitive spirit amongst them.
This year over 1100 service workshops and more than 5102
technicians participated in this skill fest. The contest was kicked-off on August 23, 2016, at Hyundai dealerships across India, followed by State Level competitions in September’16 and Zonal Level competitions in October’16. Out of 5102 participants, 18 zonal champion qualified for the finale of the 9th National Skill Olympics
held at Chennai. The participants were tested for their ability to spot technical simulated problems in the car & component and resolve them to meet international standards. This skill fest also evaluated the technician’s adaptability to the concept of Digital Service
namely Workshop Automation
thereby depicting Hyundai’s Modern Premium experience and ensuring highest level of customer satisfaction. The contest consisted of multiple rounds of practical and written tests.
Mr. Yasin Shaikh Umar (1st
) from Singh Hyundai, Pune, Mr. Pradip Kumar Saha (2nd
) from Mukesh Hyundai, Kolkata and Mr. Rampadarth Chaudhary (3rd
) from Samara Hyundai, New Delhi were declared the Top 3 winners of 9th National Skill Olympics
. Apart from this, three other runners up were also declared who were awarded with cash prizes, certificates & trophies. This year, for the 1st
time, Hyundai Motor India Ltd. introduced Sectional Awards
for technician category. The award ceremony was felicitated by MD & CEO, Hyundai Motor India Ltd., Mr. YK Koo.
Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company (HMC). HMIL is the largest passenger car exporter and the second largest car manufacturer in India. It currently has ten car models across segments – Eon, i10, Grand i10, Elite i20, Active i20, Xcent, Verna, Creta, Elantra, Tucson and Santa Fe. HMIL’s fully integrated state-of-the-art manufacturing plant near Chennai boasts advanced production, quality and testing capabilities.
HMIL forms a critical part of HMC’s global export hub. It currently exports to around 92 countries across Africa, Middle East, Latin America, Australia and the Asia Pacific. HMIL has been India’s number one exporter for the last 10 years consecutively. To support its growth and expansion plans, HMIL currently has 466 dealers and more than 1,159 service points across India. In its commitment to provide customers with cutting-edge global technology, Hyundai has a modern multi-million dollar R&D facility in Hyderabad. The R&D center endeavours to be a center of excellence in automobile engineering.
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Photo Caption: Hyundai Motor India Ltd. concluded 9th National Skill Olympics for Dealer Technicians