The popular Mechanics Challenge will again take place at the 2015 edition of Automechanika Kuala Lumpur which will be held 19 – 21 March 2015 at Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The challenge is open to all Malaysian mechanics employed by independent workshops and the grand final will take place during Automechanika Kuala Lumpur. It is organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) and the Department of Skills Development of Malaysia (JPK), and supported by the Federation of Automobile Workshop Owners’ Association of Malaysia (FAWOAM), the Federation of Engineering and Motor Parts Traders’ Association Malaysia (FEMPTAM) and Persatuan Pengusaha Industri-Industri Bengkel Malaysia (PPIBM).

Fiona Chiew - March 2008“The Mechanics Challenge is a very popular event with Malaysia’s automotive industry,” explained Fiona Chiew, Deputy General Manager, Messe Frankfurt (Shanghai) Co Ltd. “It provides a platform for mechanics to demonstrate their automotive knowledge and problem-solving capabilities in ‘real world’ repair challenges with correct tool usage. It also encourages the sharing of knowledge about the use of the latest high quality tools among teams and sponsors. Furthermore, for sponsors, it is an ideal opportunity to increase market exposure of their products and services.”

Shell and Mazda

Continuing their “diamond” sponsorship of the Mechanics Challenge is Shell, the global petro chemicals company which is providing car products. Commenting on the sponsorship Troy Chapman, Cluster General Manager, Shell Lubricants South East Asia remarked: “Shell Helix is proud to partner with Automechanika Kuala Lumpur, which is one of the most established automotive tradeshows in the region. It provides a fantastic platform to showcase Shell Helix’s cutting edge PurePlus Technology with Active Cleansing Technology and to further strengthen our position as the most preferred passenger car motor oil brand in Malaysia and other key markets around the world.”

In addition, car manufacturer Mazda will again supply vehicles for the mechanics to work on during the final round of the competition. Shamsuddin Amran, Divisional Manager, Aftersales, Bermaz Motor Trading Sdn Bhd added: “After successful sponsorship of this event in 2013, we are delighted to sponsor it again as it helps us to enhance our brand image with exposure to our target market using Automechanika Kuala Lumpur’s promotional resources.”

For the first stage of the Mechanics Challenge, mechanics from 14 states will take a written multiple choice exam. Then, the eight teams with the highest scores will be selected for the Mechanics Challenge final round which will take place during Automechanika Kuala Lumpur. In addition to a written exam, finalists will have to diagnose and repair car malfunctions using the highest quality workmanship within a prescribed time frame.

The Mechanics Challenge champion team will receive RM 7,000 cash, a trophy and certificates. The first runner-up will get RM 5,000 cash, certificate and trophy, while the second runner-up will be given RM 3,000 cash, certificate and trophy and the fourth to eighth placing will receive RM 1,000 cash and certificate. Registration for the event closes on 17 November 2014. To register, participants should contact or phone +60 3 7803 2276.


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