DAF European Technician of the Year

Battle of the best


The DAF European Technician of the Year Competition is a test of skill, a measure of knowledge, and a race against the clock. It features the best European DAF technicians competing for the title of DAF European Technician of the Year. 

Leading up to the international final, national contests are held for master technicians across various European countries to determine the best DAF technician. The winning technician then moves on to represent their dealership/country in the international finals at the DAF premises in Eindhoven.

The DAF European Technician of the year competition takes place over the course of two days in which the contestants are tested on their knowledge and skills of diagnostic methodology, tools, specific vehicle components &systems, and job skills.   


The first four of the 17 nominees are:

From Norway

 Bjorn Mage NO Portret rond

My name is Bjørn Måge, 44 years, married with two kids (15 and 18).
Have been jobbing with DAF sins may 1992. Started as apprentice, are still in same company as workshop manager.
My hobbies is fishing, handball with my kids and studying technical stuff.
To achieve this goal I have studying and performed trainings at DAF, always tried to find solutions on problems by studying and knowledge. 

DAF Dealer: Team Verksted Vest AS
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From The Netherlands

 Cor Kramer NL Portret

Hello, my name is Cor Kramer, I'm 27 years old, and I come from Stompetoren in the province of North Holland. I have several hobbies: I ride motorbikes and I also have a classic car at home, an Opel Manta-A from 1972. Another hobby is music. I play the trombone in an orchestra.
I started as an apprentice at Truckland in Heerhugowaard 11 years ago, and now I'm a Diagnostic Technician.
I always do my absolute best to rectify a fault or malfunction on a vehicle, especially if it's a challenge to track it down. That makes my work fun.
And of course it's fantastic that I've received the title of National Technician of the Year as a result.

DAF Dealer: Truckland Heerhugowaard
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From Sweden

 Hugo Bergman SE Portret

My name is Hugo Bergman, 28 years old. I live and work in Stockholm.
I have worked at Cuwab Verkstad since 2009. In my free time I like to sail in the summer, and in winter there may also be some skiing.
It's incredibly fun to have come this far in the competition. It would not have been possible without the solid education at DAF.
Also I have a big interest in learning new things and translate these into practice.

DAF Dealer: Cuwab Verkstad AB 
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From Denmark

 Mike Christensen DK

Mike ChristensenAs the son of a 2. generation haulier, and running in the workshop from the age of 10, combined with the desire to learn, maintain and improve the performance of the trucks, laid the path to where I am today, all driven by quality. The spare-time is used with family and 3 Irish wolfhounds.

DAF Dealer: P.M. Lastvognsservice A.S. 
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DAF European Technician of the Year. Why?


DAF organizes the ‘European Technician of the Year’ competition’ since 2012 once every two years to underline the importance of professional workshop technicians. It is primarily a recognition of their profession. Modern trucks are high-tech vehicles and a broad and deep technical knowledge is required to be able to work on them. In addition, the technician is the business card in the workshop of the DAF dealer and he or she plays an important role when it comes to customer satisfaction. It's all about delivering service and quality down to the smallest detail.