On September 30th registration opens for the world’s largest and growing service market competition, VISTA, the Volvo International Service Training Awards. This year up to 20,000 technicians from Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses global dealer network are expected to participate. Through teamwork and competence development VISTA aims to attract and maintain skilled technicians.

VISTA stands forVolvo International Service Training Awards, which started in 1957 and was originally a competition only for Volvo technicians in Sweden. 20 years later, by 1977 it had reached out across all continents, attracting authorized Volvo dealers from all over the world. Today VISTA is a biennial event and the biggest competition for service market personnel in the world.

VISTA is open to Volvo Trucks and Volvo Buses dealerships and their technicians worldwide. To qualify, participating teams need to complete two parts comprising theoretical and technical questions.

In the most recent competition held during 2017-18 a total of 240 teams qualified for the semi-finals, which were held in Gothenburg, Sweden. The top 40 teams then competed in Curitiba, Brazil in June 2018 at the VISTA World Championships, with the Estonian team “Viies Ratas” ultimately winning the competition.