Academy hosts Toyota NM Competition


Car-O-Liner Academy, which has a long-standing partnership with Toyota Norway, once again hosted the Toyota NM Body Repair Competition.

From September 26-27 five technicians from Norway met in Gothenburg to determine the best collision repair technician in Norway. The competition includes both theoretical and practical tests where both speed and thoroughness are required. This year the competition focused on “Replacing the rear quarter panel.” Skills such as spot welding, MIG/MAG welding and gluing were part of the criteria.


MIG/MAG Welding one part of the competition


Competitors and Judges

Judges and Competitors at Toyota NM


The competitors were: Jon Kristian Bakkom (Hovli Auto), Lars Viktor Olsen( Toyota Østfold) , Maksymilian Gagatek (Toyota Asker & Bærum), Martin Skjæran Oxaas (Toyota Bilia AS), Richart Krosli (Toyota Sulland) and Stian foss (Toyota Østfold).


Fierce Competition

“The competition was very close,” reports Haris Alic, trainer at Car-O-Liner academy and one of the judges. Other judges were, from Toyota Norway, Sven Rollve and Henrik Bakken and from Car-O-Liner Norway, Anders Gåsholt. Pictures were taken throughout the competition in order to help in judging the quality of the repair performed. “In the end it was the photos that helped us to make our decision,” adds Haris Alic, “the quality of the work that can’t be seen when the repair is finished is most important.”


The Winner

The winner for 2018 was Martin Skjæran Oxaas (Toyota Bilia AS). Car-O-Liner congratulates Martin and wishes him good luck in the future.

The winner – Martin Skjæran Oxaas