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The 11th ‘Hyundai World Skill Olympics’ Held In Korea to Reinforce Service Importance

2015.10.23 10:00:00 No. 5107
The 11th ‘Hyundai World Skill Olympics’ Held In Korea to Reinforce Service Importance


The 11th ‘Hyundai World Skill Olympics’ Held In Korea

to Reinforce Service Importance

- Hyundai Motor’s skill competition held to improve service expertise and reinforce 
  service importance

- 84 automotive experts from 55 countries joined the event to improve technique

Oct. 23, 2015 – Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea’s largest automaker, held its 11th Hyundai World Skill Olympics at Hyundai Motor’s Technical Training Center this week in Korea. The event tests and celebrates the company’s skilled technicians through various competitions.

Since the first contest in 1995, the competition which is held once in every two years has sought to improve technicians’ skills through systematic training and share updated service information among technicians. The ultimate goal is improving technique expertise at Hyundai service centers around the world for customer satisfaction. Hyundai Motor strives to continuously improve service quality and programs for the best customer service.

From 55 countries, a total of 150 participants including 84 automotive specialists gathered in Korea to perform their latest techniques in an Olympic-style competition. Winner, llya Khlystov (Russia) is a service specialist who received a gold medal prize in the 5-day competition.

Several executives from Hyundai Motor attended the award ceremony today at company headquarters in Seoul. Vice President Kang Rae Lee, head of the International Service Division of Hyundai Motor said: “Top service skills are one of Hyundai Motor’s core values to satisfy the expectations of our customers. This event is critical to improving our customer service experience and elevating our competitiveness as a global automaker.”

The competition comprises practical evaluations of engines, electric devices, chassis, automatic transmissions and other components, as well as a written exam. Hyundai Motor improves customer service satisfaction by strengthening both practical and theoretical knowledge.



About Hyundai Motor
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