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Top Wellington CablePrice technician to compete in Singapore

Tom O'Leary Oct 10
Top Wellington CablePrice technician to compete in Singapore
Levi Webster of CablePrice taking part in the NZ Hitachi Top Team competition.

Hitachi construction machinery technician, Levi Webster, will fly to Singapore later this month to represent CablePrice at the 2018 Hitachi Top Technician Asia Pacific regional final.

Levi works at the Gracefield-based Wellington branch of CablePrice, the New Zealand distributor and technical support for Hitachi construction machinery.

He was announced as 2018 Hitachi Top Technician for New Zealand back in May after the national final. The runners-up were Lameck Jeche of Christchurch and Leigh Matthew of Silverdale near Auckland.

The three competitors had to undertake theory questions and diagnose induced faults on a Hitachi excavator while also making recommendations to keep the excavator performing at its peak efficiency, with minimal downtime.

Hitachi Master technician Levi began working at CablePrice Auckland back in 2013 and later transferred to Wellington.

He will take all his knowledge and skills from five years working on Hitachi construction to the Asia Pacific final where he’ll compete against representatives from Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia during the two-day competition.

If Levi wins, he will go onto the represent CablePrice at the World final in Tokyo.

Levi would be following in the footsteps other CablePrice technicians who have enjoyed success at previous competitions and are the reigning World Champions.

“We are very excited to have Levi representing CablePrice and being New Zealand’s top Hitachi Technician.

It is an amazing opportunity for Levi and it is a great recognition to Levi’s natural ability, hard work and commitment to his trade”, said James Magill, CablePrice Wellington Operations Manager.

The aim of the annual competition, which is now in its 11th year, is to foster the Kenkijin spirit, motivate and encourage technicians in their career and enhance regional and international communication.

Taken from the Japanese name of HCM (Hitachi construction machinery), ‘Kenkijin’ roughly translates as ‘citizen of HCM’. The Kenkijin Spirit embodies Hitachi’s shared values and principles.

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