BELGIAN BUS MECHANIC WINS DAIMLER EUROPE COMPETITION


A 51-YEAR-OLD Belgian bus mechanic has won the 2019 Daimler BusTech Challenge, an internal event held every two years to test and honour its bus standards of best practice.

BELGIAN BUS MECHANIC WINS DAIMLER EUROPE COMPETITION
A 51-year-old Belgian bus mechanic, Joris Keymeulen, beat second place Remo Glanzmann from Switzerland and third place's Robin Sonfors from Sweden.

Joris Keymeulen managed to set himself apart from the other competitors from 17 European countries, says Daimler. In second place was Remo Glanzmann from Switzerland, while the bronze medal went to Robin Sonfors from Sweden. 

A total of 730 participants took part in the competition. The preliminary rounds were held in the European summer of last year and this was already the fifth time the competition between the authorised Omniplus Service Points has been run in Europe.

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RESOLVING FAULTS

As part of the competition, the employees had to answer a list of online bus-related questions at their own location. Topics included the bus itself, maintenance and repair.

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At the final round in Neu-Ulm, Germany, at the beginning of February, the national winners also demonstrated their practical skills. For example, the mechanics had to search for faults in the bus air conditioning system, find and eliminate the reason for a total failure of the electrical system and repair the automatic transmission of a city bus.

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