Skoda Service Challenge International Finals 2015-Ireland

As many of you may know we have only just returned from the international ŠKODA Service Challenge finals in the historical premises of Měšťanská Beseda in the city of Pilsen located in western Czech Republic. 2015 saw ŠKODA Auto’s 5th international finals and Irelands first time participating in such a prestigious event. Ireland competed in 4 categories and was ranked 4th as an overall market against 33 International teams. The competitors showed desire for growth and personal improvement and have used this opportunity to compare their skills among colleagues from around the world.

Besides performing a variety of tests and tasks, the participants were offered an extensive accompanying programme, including a visit to the Tech-mania Science Centre in Pilsen, Škoda RS test drives, Off-road drives, Rally experience, visit to the world-famous Pilsen brewery and a visit to Švihov Castle just to name a few.

Appreciating the high quality of this multinational competition and stressing that customers´ expectations are really high, Head of After-Sales Roman Havlásek said:  “As new vehicles are fitted with an increasing number of new technologies, improving and extending our know-how is a must these days. A good example is the new Superb, the vehicle that is expected to help us win new customers. And the fact that we sold over one million vehicles last year and that the genuine parts turnover planned for this year is CZK 1 billion makes us committed.

ŠKODA Auto have indicated that the competition will take a different form this year with the possibility of two new After-Sales categories. We will announce the details of the national stages later this year and encourage all After-Sales staff to compete to get the opportunity to be a national champion and to experience first-hand the unforgettable experience that ŠKODA Service Challenge has to offer.

We have included some photos of the national team below and some pictures of the event itself. For further information please e-mail:

We would like to congratulate the national champions and indeed the dealers on their achievment in the event.