WORLD TECHNICIAN GRAND PRIX (WTGP)
YAMAHA WTGP contest is organized by YMC at Japan once in 2 years to decide the No. 1 Yamaha service technician in the world. This contest is a part of "Global Service Education" plan that Yamaha has been promoting worldwide since 2000.
Yamaha Technical Academy (YTA) plays a key role in the group's global education and training program for motorcycle technicians to ensure world-class service that exceeds customer expectations. The pedagogy and training programs of YTA are specially designed based on specific skill-building requirements for each country. Contests are held in each country under National Technician Grand Prix Title for these certified technicians.
In India, IYM have been organizing National Technician Grand Prix since 2010 and the winners of which are being sent for YAMAHA WORLD TECHNICIAN GRAND PRIX
On October 17 2018, 21 best Technicians from 19 countries who have won their national qualifying contests gathered in Japan for the 8th Yamaha World Technician Grand Prix, YTA Global Training Center at Yamaha Motor headquarters in Iwata, Japan. These contestants competed in the areas of service knowledge, technical skills and customer service skills.
In 2018, India Yamaha Motor participated in the WTGP with 2 participants, Sekh Tazim (SNC Yamaha, Howrah, West Bengal) and Saurabh Kushwaha (Natraj Agencies, Kanpur, U.P.) who represented India to demonstrate the caliber of Indian technicians at this global contest.
Mr. Sekh Tazim won the 1st position for CS award in commuter segment giving back a strong competition to other contestants.
In year 2012 it was the first time when India Yamaha Motor participated in WTGP and in the very next contest in 2014, it has achieved No 1 position when technician Mr. Meenakshi Sundaram from Alagendran Autos ,Madurai won the First position, in 2016, Mr. Jignesh Girishkumar Rana from Planet Auto, Ahmedabad won the 1st position and was tagged as the world's best Technician whereas Mr. Divyanshu Shukla from Shiva motors , Delhi bagged the 4th position giving back a strong competition to other contestants. India Yamaha Motor has achieved no 1 position by creating history to win WTGP Title second time in a row.