- Record breaking 1.25 lakh number of bike and car mechanics registered to participate at the Annual Castrol Super Mechanic Contest
- 40 top mechanics to be part of India’s first reality show for mechanics
- 2 winners each will be chosen for bike and car categories
- 6000 mechanics across 20 cities had learning sessions on new technologies including BSVI, conducted by Castrol India, endorsed by Automotive Skilling Development Council
India, June 27, 2019 – India’s largest mechanic testing and skilling initiative, Castrol Super Mechanic contest saw a record breaking participation of over 1.25 lakhs mechanics this year in the third edition of this popular annual contest. This was an increase of 15% over registrations last year.
Castrol Super Mechanic Contest supports car and bike mechanics across India to test their skills by providing them with a platform with several competitive stages that exposes participants to extensive knowledge about automotive technologies and the lubricant industry. It is also considered as a unique national platform that allows mechanics to exhibit their talent earning them recognition and respect across the country.
As part of the Castrol Super Mechanic event, Masterclass sessions were conducted in 20 cities, where more than 6000 mechanics were trained and certified in association with Automotive Skill Development Council. The masterclass featured training sessions on new age vehicle diagnostics, digital tools for next gen vehicles and shift from BS IV to BS VI amongst others.
For the first time ever, audiences across the country will now witness mechanics taking part in a reality show as part of the shortlisting to the finale. The show will not only give the shortlisted mechanics a chance to be featured on television but also feature their life journey during the course of the contest.
Commenting on the overwhelming response towards the Castrol Super Mechanic platform, Omer Dormen, Managing Director, Castrol India Limited, said: “We are committed to contributing to the development of the mechanic community who play a critical role in keeping India moving. We take pride in creating a platform like Castrol Super Mechanic Contest, which supports their learning and also recognizes the importance of this community. Therefore, we are really excited to receive increasingly positive and encouraging response from the mechanic community towards Castrol Super Mechanic contest. It is extremely satisfying to see them instill their trust in the platform.”
The programme will conclude with the Super Mechanic contest winners being announced at a glittering red carpet finale in New Delhi. The programme is slated to go on air in July 2019 and will be televised across all Zee Networks. The finale ceremony along with the award will be exclusively aired on &TV.
Castrol, is one of the world’s leading lubricant brands and has a proud heritage of innovation and fuelling the dreams of pioneers. Castrol India Limited is one of India’s leading lubricants company and has established itself as a pioneer and innovator in the Indian lubricants industry. Its iconic brands such as Castrol CRB, Castrol GTX, and in more recent times power brands like Castrol Activ, Castrol MAGNATEC and Castrol VECTON, are used by millions of consumers and customers across the country. The company also has a presence in select segments like High Performance Lubricants and metalworking fluids in industries as varied as automotive manufacturing to mining to machinery and wind & energy.
Castrol India has a large manufacturing and distribution network in India with three manufacturing plants and a distribution network of 350 distributors who sell to consumers and customers through over 100,000 retail outlets. Castrol sub-distributors also reach additional outlets in rural markets whilst Castrol India also directly services over 3,000 key institutional accounts.