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Monday, June 20, 2022

Isuzu Calapan Bags Highest Award At 17th Isuzu Service Skills Olympics


Isuzu Philippines Corporation (IPC), held its virtual awarding ceremony for the Isuzu Service Skills Olympics (ISSO). Now on its 17th year, the ISSO is the annual service skills and knowledge competition of IPC open to all Isuzu dealerships nationwide. Since the pandemic, IPC has shifted the competition virtually and has been remotely assessing the skills of their dealer aftersales representatives covering three categories, namely for Parts Staff, Service Advisor, and Service Technician.

“The annual ISSO competition is a showcase of the exceptional skills and knowledge of our aftersales representatives nationwide. Isuzu Philippines takes pride in the Filipino talent as we continue to receive Isuzu Motors Limited’s Triple Star Award for Distributor & Dealer Aftersales, their dedication and resilience even at current situation is truly commendable. Every year, this competition highlights that the quality of service our dealer network provides to our customers nationwide is at par with the global standards,” said IPC President Noboru Murakami.

After a 4-day online skills and knowledge testing from June 7 to 10, Isuzu’s lone dealership in MIMAROPA, Isuzu Calapan, took home the highest rank and was awarded this year’s Dealer Grand Champion, besting 26 other dealerships who joined the competition.

“We are very happy to receive this award. Our dealership is constantly trying to improve our skills with the help and assistance of IPC, so that we can continue to provide excellent aftersales service to our customers in the region,” said Isuzu Calapan President, Daniel Uy.

Looking at the different categories, for Parts Staff, participants were tested on their understanding and correct identification of Isuzu parts products using a web-based parts search system, winners of the category are as follows:
  • Parts Champion: Alakid Dellomes, Isuzu Pangasinan
  • 1st Runner-Up: Jayson Gadon, Isuzu Calapan
  • 2nd Runner-Up: John Kenneth Basierto, Isuzu Makati
Second competition category was focused on their Service Advisor, testing their correct interpretation, and understanding of Isuzu Health Report data as well as the ongoing aftersales programs and initiatives, winners were as follows:
  • Service Advisor Champion: Ronio de Roxas, Isuzu Calapan
  • 1st Runner-Up: Lidden Pating, Isuzu Pampanga
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Jonel Barrientos, Isuzu Iloilo
Lastly, for the Service Technician category, participants were assessed on their technical skills, the includes accurate and effective inspection and diagnosis for vehicle troubleshooting and servicing, winners were as follows:
  • Service Technician Champion: Vicente Collantes & Reynaldo Gepulle, Isuzu Alabang
  • 1st Runner-Up: Jefferson Fajardo & Jodel Amistoso, Isuzu Cabanatuan
  • 2nd Runner-Up: Arjay Ang-Angan & Helbert Ruiz, Isuzu Pasig
Automatically, winners of the Service Technician category will get a chance to represent IPC at the I-1 Grand Prix Isuzu World Technical Competition to be held in November, which will be participated by other Isuzu distributors worldwide.

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