The Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA), the most senior automotive association in South Asia, recently held the inaugural CMTA Masterminds Quiz Competition at Playtrix, Colombo City Centre. The competition was designed and organised by the CMTA HR Forum to promote networking among Member companies and encourage employee engagement which is a vital under the current circumstances faced by the local automotive industry.
A total of 12 teams representing multiple CMTA Member companies participated in the competition. This included David Pieris Motor Company (Private) Limited, Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC, Ideal Motors (Pvt) Ltd., Kia Motors (Lanka) Ltd., McLarens Lubricants Ltd., Stafford Motor Company (Pvt) Ltd., Toyota Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., and United Motors Lanka PLC. The winner of the of the competition was the A-Team of Toyota Lanka (Pvt) Ltd., with Diesel & Motor Engineering PLC coming in at 1st Runner Up, and the B-Team of United Motors Lanka PLC coming in at 2nd Runner up.
Mrs. Gayani Kodikara, Head of CMTA HR Forum shared her comments on the competition: “Given the challenges faced by the automotive industry at the moment, it is crucial that we do everything possible to keep our members motivated. Competitions like the Masterminds Quiz are fun and healthy ways of both sharing knowledge amongst industry peers and promoting networking and engagement. We look forward to organising more competitions like this in the future.”
Founded in 1919, the Ceylon Motor Traders Association (CMTA) is the only trade body that represents global vehicle manufacturers through their locally appointed franchise holders (commonly called ‘Local agents/ Distributors’). CMTA is affiliated to the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce and is the most senior automotive trade association in the region. The members of the CMTA collectively employ and train thousands of Sri Lankan citizens while bringing in international best practices in engineering and management, developing a talent pool that is trained and employable internationally. CMTA members are all audited by the manufacturers they represent, and the vehicles they import are shipped directly from the factory, designed to meet country specific requirements.
Gayani Kodikara – Head of CMTA HR Forum (L)
Organizing Committee with participants from CMTA member companies (R)