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TechXpert 2017 celebrates best BharatBenz service technicians

Dec 15, 2017

  • Competition of the best teams from across the pan-Indian BharatBenz sales & service network
  • Program designed to further sharpen knowledge and skills of service technicians in line with ProServ, the branded customer service initiative of Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV)
  • Mr. Ramesh Rajagopalan, Vice President Customer Service, DICV: "For our customers, our service technicians make the difference every day - enabling them to save time, money and resources. TechXpert showcases our commitment to invest into training and continuous learning to deliver our 'ProServ' customer experience at the BharatBenz workshops."

Chennai - Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV) held its first nationwide contest TechXpert for the best service technicians from across its BharatBenz sales & service network, with more than 2,000 applicants in the initial stage. Nine teams competed in the two-day finals held at DICV's headquarters in Oragadam near Chennai, which involved theory and practical challenges alike. BharatBenz dealer representatives joined members of DICV management in the closing event on 14th December to honour the three teams that emerged as the best of the best.

Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Ramesh Rajagopalan, Vice President Customer Service, DICV, said: "For our customers, our service technicians make the difference every day - enabling them to save time, money and resources. TechXpert showcases our commitment to invest into training and continuous learning to deliver our 'ProServ' customer experience at the BharatBenz workshops."

DICV's branded 'ProServ' customer service initiative is an integral part of the BharatBenz trucking experience, Speedy, effective and reliable, ProServ is designed to suit the specific needs of BharatBenz customers.

The TechXpert contest had been kick-started in August 2017 with more than 2,000 service technicians participating in online tests on product and technical knowledge. The best participants were then clubbed into 30 teams, which completed further sessions at DICV's three regional Customer Service training centers in Nagpur, Chennai and New Delhi. This second stage included real-time case studies covering process knowledge, overall complaint resolution, usage of tools as well as adherence to safety guidelines and practices. The best-performing nine teams advanced to the TechXpert finals held now - a tough competition over two days, based on advanced case studies, technical skills deploying DICV's in-house online tech information platform ASCENT, and application of tools.

BharatBenz - made in India, made for India

The BharatBenz brand is tailored for the Indian market and its demanding customer requirements by Daimler AG, the world's leading commercial vehicle manufacturer with a global reach. Within five years after its market entry in 2012, more than 55,000 BharatBenz trucks were handed over to customers - an unprecedented ramp-up in the Indian CV industry. BharatBenz products are sold and serviced through a pan-Indian network of more than 130 touchpoints, with a fleet of mobile service vans that further extend the customer reach. This network is continuously expanded in line with the rising population of BharatBenz vehicles on the roads, also beyond the tier-2 and tier-3 cities.

Contact:
Sebastian Wahle, +91 73 5879 2916, sebastian.wahle@daimler.com
Shina Satyapal, +91 44 45996039, shina.satyapal@daimler.com
Ritu Bagri, MSL Group, +91 98 84173290, ritu.bagri@mslgroup.com