Ashley returns from the World Isuzu Technical Competition

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“It was the best thing I have ever done!”

Said Ashely Scarrott, HGV Technician at RH Commercial Vehicles, Northampton, after taking part in the Isuzu World Competition in Tokyo, Japan.

The global event pitched Isuzu Truck Technicians against each other in a series of technical skills and expertise on the Isuzu Truck commercial range.

The challenges included:

  • Finding and diagnosing a fault in a truck after an inspection in 50 minutes
  • A strip down of an alternator and test in 50 minutes
  • A written theory test
  • A Virtual Reality which simulated job cards and vehicle testing

“The most challenging thing was the fault finding,” Ash said. “You have 10 minutes to discuss and 40 minutes actually doing it. Then there’s the added pressure of the camera as it was televised in Japan – your brain just goes blank.”

The trip also included opportunities to experience Tokyo and Japanese culture. The group visited the Isuzu Head Office and museum, car shows, the Temple of Mishima, and a trip up the Yokohama Landmark Tower – the tallest tower in Japan. They also had the opportunity to taste authentic Japanese cuisine.

This trip was the first time Ash left the UK and he has definitely caught the travel bug!

“I loved every minute of it and this has made me want to travel more and experience different cultures with my son – despite the heavy turbulence on the way back.

“The hospitality was exceptional and it was a really clean, safe and friendly place to be. I want to thank everyone at Isuzu Trucks for an amazing experience.”

Overall, the United Kingdom came 7th with a grand total of 332 points.

Thomas Judd, Dealer Point Manager of Northampton:

“I and the team at Northampton are incredibly proud of the hard work that Ashley has portrayed over the competition. I’m excited to see what new experiences and skills he brings into the workshop.”

Nigel Baxter, Managing Director of RH Commercial Vehicles,

“Speaking on behalf of all Ashley’s colleagues at RHCV, we are all very proud of Ashley in for both competing but also representing the company and the UK in such a positive way. I hope he enjoyed his experience and can use his new found skills in his work to serve our customers and develop his performance in the workshop.”


Notes to Editors:


About RHCV Northampton:

The Northampton branch was opened in 2018 and was the fourth site within the RH Commercial Vehicles Network. It is minutes away from Junction 16 of the M1. Its services include the sale and rental of Renault Trucks and Isuzu Trucks ranging from 3.5T to 44T. They are also the Used Trucks by Renault Trucks Centre for the RHCV network.

The branch further provides extensive aftermarket services for all commercial vehicles, making it the one-stop shop for the industry. These include vehicle parts, service, maintenance and repair, a DVSA-approved Tachograph Centre, Roller Brake testing, and windscreen repair.


In 2022, Northampton won the Service Market Dealer of the Year award at the Renault Trucks UK Dealer Awards.


About RH Commercials

With over 40 years in the commercial vehicle market, RH Commercial Vehicles has been a leading Renault Trucks and Isuzu Trucks dealer in the East Midlands. Their experience combined with award-winning customer service, being an official Renault Trucks EV repairer, enables customers to transition to more sustainably fuelled vehicles easily. 

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