Indian technician wins Jaguar Land Rover global award

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 13 Nov 2018

Sajeesh Kumar (centre pic) from Muthoot Motors, Kochi got the better of 16,000 contestants from 30 countries to win Jaguar Land Rover's Global Technician of the Year competition for 2018.

In what is proof of the improving skills of Indian automotive personnel, Jaguar Land Rover has conferred the prestigious Global Technician of the Year 2018 Award to Sajeesh Kumar from Muthoot Motors, from Kochi, Kerala. Muthoot Motors is part of the Muthoot Pappachan Group (MPG). Sajeesh Kumar received the award at a ceremony held in Fen End, UK on October 25, 2018.

JLR’s annual Global Technician of the Year contest sees technicians from the Jaguar Land Rover network across the world participate in a battle of technical expertise. The top 50 technicians vie for the final awards, with the winners decided on the basis of their performance in the on-ground task, with scoring spread across multiple parameters including proficiency and knowledge level of the participant.

This year, more than 16,000 workshop experts from 30 countries participated in the competition demonstrating the highest levels of technical knowledge and skills. The participants were judged on five parameters – Powertrain, Electrical, Procedure, Chassis and Knowledge. There was a final round of troubleshooting a vehicle with a time limit of an hour.

Sajeesh Kumar, who was lauded by the judges for his technical capabilities and top level of competency, scored the highest points across all Jaguar and Land Rover contestants. Sajeesh received a Snap-on toolkit worth approximately Rs 300,000 along with cash prize and also a trip to Japan for the Rugby World Cup 2019.

Thomas Muthoot, managing director, Muthoot Motors and director, Muthoot Pappachan Group,said, “It is a matter of utmost joy and pride that Sajeesh, as a member of our Muthoot Motors team, has won this honourable award for the company and the entire country. We have constantly strived to invest in quality training for our personnel and we are proud of the outstanding skills and expertise our technicians display. Sajeesh being recognised as the best technician globally is indeed a reflection of our commitment towards pursuit of knowledge, skills and customer satisfaction. My heartiest congratulations to Sajeesh. I am certain his achievement would serve as an inspiration for all our employees.”

Muthoot Motors has tie-ups with leading auto brands for two-wheeler and four-wheeler dealerships including Jaguar Land Rover, Honda and Yamaha spread across various cities in Kerala.

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