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Indonesia participated in the Final Stage of UD Trucks’ Aftermarket Competition for Employees in Asia and Africa.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014 | Print

Indonesia participated in the final stage of UD Trucks Gemba Challenge 2014, the company’s Aftermarket Competition in Japan, November 18, 2014. The final nine teams out the 186 teams entered competed at the final stage. Two of the final nine teams were from Indonesia. This year is the first time UD Trucks has held the Challenge for employees from Asia and Africa, with the aim of developing collaboration and a team spirit.


The two teams from Indonesia are: Team Young Pesut that consists of 5 technicians from PT. United Tractors Indonesia and Sunter 1 – 5 technicians from PT. Astra International for UD Trucks Sales Operations. These two teams were selected out of 31 Indonesian teams that participated. Among the 31 teams, 14 teams were from PT. Astra International - UD Trucks Sales Operation and 17 teams were from PT. United Tractors Tbk. The selection process started back in June 2014 with two theoretical online rounds.

The final stage consists of seven subjects, including diagnostic system, engine, information system, brake, electrical component, power transmission, and vehicle failure diagnosis. The time limit for each subject is 35 minutes, with 5 minutes to read the question and 30 minutes to solve it.


“We are delighted that Indonesia is able to participate in this year’s Gemba Challenge. It shows that our technicians are capable in adjusting to the UD Trucks aftermarket standards. This will be a great benchmark towards our customers in Indonesia. In addition, it is a great opportunity to increase knowledge, compete at a global level and motivates employee growth while having fun”, said Hans Boren, Director of Aftermarket Services and Network Development of UD Trucks Indonesia.

The challenge is not only to test the individual capability of mechanics, parts engineers and front staff, but also to promote a team spirit by solving problems together. Previous Challenges had only been open for employees from Japan.


Gemba Challenge, as the largest training event at UD Trucks, on one hand promotes the importance of aftermarket internally; on the other hand, demonstrates the commitment of UD Trucks to provide products and services of excellent quality. 

For further information, please contact:

Vanda Kusumaningrum
Communications Manager

UD Trucks Indonesia
Telephone: +62 21 2935 4200
Telefax: +62 21 2903 9215

Mobile: +62 811 945 9055
E-mail: vanda.kusumaningrum@volvo.com

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UD Trucks is a transport solution provider, specialized in fuel efficiency and uptime. It sells and serves light, medium and heavy duty trucks as well as special vehicles. UD Trucks was established in Japan in 1935 and became part of the Volvo Group in 2007. With its headquarters located in Ageo, Japan, UD Trucks supports sales and services in more than 60 countries through a worldwide network.