Winning teams to receive a comprehensive prize package

HONG KONG, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The exciting automotive trade event Mechanics Challenge is now open for registration to all Malaysian mechanics employed at independent workshops. The challenge will take place at Automechanika Kuala Lumpur 19 – 21 March 2015 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

The Mechanics Challenge is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and the Department of Skills Development of Malaysia (JPK), and supported by the Federation of Automobile Workshop Owners’ Association of Malaysia (FAWOAM), the Federation of Engineering and Motor Parts Traders’ Association Malaysia (FEMPTAM) and Persatuan Pengusaha Industri-Industri Bengkel Malaysia (PPIBM).

The Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI), the associate supporter of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, is one of the three organisers of this concurrent event. Commenting on their full support, Mr Madani Sahari, Chief Executive Officer noted:  "We are pleased to co-organise the Mechanics Challenge, as it provides an excellent platform to recognise and celebrate skills excellence among working technicians in the Malaysian automotive aftermarket. The Mechanics Challenge will provide many opportunities for working technicians to discover their ability to solve technical problems. The event will cover techniques for diagnosing issues, new ways to connect with technology, and innovations that will make a difference in the service standards to motor consumers."

Datuk Dr Pang, Director General, Department of Skills Development of Malaysia (JPK) commented on the opportunity of enhancing expertise and competency. He said: "Mechanics Challenge provides Malaysian mechanics with an excellent platform to demonstrate their automotive knowledge and repair capabilities. Additionally, they will be able to increase their experience and upgrade their diagnosis and repair skills. I will definitely encourage more JPK-approved training providers to participate in the event."

Winning teams to receive a comprehensive prize package

Mechanics who are employed at independent workshops from 14 states are allowed to sign up for the competition in teams of three. The teams will take the first round of the Mechanics Challenge, which will be a written multiple choice exam. Then, the eight teams with the highest scores will be entered the grand final which will be held during Automechanika Kuala Lumpur. The grand final will include written and practical exams. Each team will have to diagnose and repair car malfunctions within a time frame. The better the performance on their diagnostic and repair skills, the higher is the score they will receive.

The Mechanics Challenge champion team will receive RM 7,000 cash, a trophy and certificates.  Runners up will receive the following prizes:

  • First runner-up: RM 5,000 cash, trophy and certificate
  • Second runner-up: RM 3,000 cash, trophy and certificate
  • Fourth to eighth placing: RM 1,000 cash and certificate

The Mechanics Challenge is also an ideal marketing opportunity to increase market exposure of products and services. Continuing their "diamond" sponsorship of the Mechanics Challenge is Shell, the global petro chemicals company which is providing motor oil products. Also, car manufacturer MAZDA will again supply vehicles for the mechanics to work on during the final round of the competition.

The ninth edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s leading regional trade fair for the automotive industry targeting trade visitors from ASEAN is expected to attract more than 6,000 visitors at the 7,500 sqm show. The 2015 show will continue to highlight the "Go Green" concept, which will showcase environmentally friendly products and services and feature various interactive activities, demonstrations as well as seminars. The show is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE) and supported by the Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI). 

Registration for the Mechanics Challenge closes on 17 November 2014. To register, participants should contact penny.tan@malaysia.messefrankfurt.com or phone +60 3 7803 2276. 

Companies interested in sponsorship are invited to contact mike.kwan@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com or phone +852 2238 9971, or kenneth.fong@malaysia.messefrankfurt.com or phone + 60 3 7803 2276.

More details about Automechanika Kuala Lumpur can be obtained by visiting www.automechanika-kl.com or by emailing autoasia@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur is one of 14 Automechanika fairs held in Africa, Asia, Europe and Central and South America. For further information about these fairs, please visit www.automechanika.com.

Background information on Messe Frankfurt

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around EUR545 million in sales and employing some 2,000 people worldwide. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 28 subsidiaries and around 50 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 150 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 30 locations around the globe. In 2013, Messe Frankfurt organised a total of 113 trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 578,000 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The company is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at www.messefrankfurt.com.

Automechanika Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia’s leading Regional Trade Fair for the Automotive
Industry targeting Trade Visitors from ASEAN
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia
19 – 21 March 2015

Rachel Leung
Tel   +852-2230-9225
Fax  +852-2598-7919
rachel.leung@hongkong.messefrankfurt.com
www.messefrankfurt.com.hk
www.automechanika-kl.com

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