Wednesday 22 December 2010


A motoring specialist from Crewe is among the best in the country after reaching the national finals of the Volkswagen Service Qualification World Championship in Milton Keynes.

Master technician, Artur Ziminski (29) from Crewe Volkswagen achieved the prestigious final for the chance to represent the UK at the Volkswagen World Final.

Over 500 UK-based Volkswagen master technicians entered the preliminary rounds, but just five reached the national final.

For reaching the final and his contribution to the business, Crewe Volkswagen director, John Smyth, presented Artur with a revolutionary Tissot watch.

Artur, from Crewe, has worked at Crewe Volkswagen since 2006, and achieved master technician status in just three years this April; it usually takes about six years.

He said: “It is an honour to be recognised for the work you do everyday. Tension is always high during the contest so you really have to be focused so you can complete the assessments and series of practical tasks, but the adrenaline keeps you going.

“To be presented with my watch has capped off a brilliant year for me.”

Crewe Volkswagen’s brand manager, Ken Potter, said: “Everyone at the retailer is proud of the achievements of Artur.

“He has proved to be amongst the elite in his particular discipline in the UK and it proves the training programmes he has attended are worthwhile.
“Artur is a great role model for the technicians at Crewe and he is widely respected by everyone here.”

Artur received a finalist trophy, certificate and £150 worth of Virgin Leisure vouchers.

Matthew Barham, Volkswagen UK’s quality development manager said: “Artur did exceptionally well to get to the final against some very good master technicians.

“He may not have claimed the UK title on this occasion but to be one of the top five master technicians in the UK is an excellent achievement and something he should be very proud of.”

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