The best bus and coach mechanic in Europe

OMNIplus is looking for the best of the best: Bus and coach mechanics compete against each other every other year in the BusTech challenge.


Joris Keymeulen from Belgium stands on the top spot of the podium at the "BusTech Challenge 2019”. In this internal competition for OMNIplus bus mechanics, taking place every two years, he went up against competitors from 17 European countries. The second place went to Remo Glanzmann from Switzerland (left), bronze to Robin Sonfors from Sweden (right).

This is OMNIplus - the premium service for buses and coaches by Mercedes-Benz and Setra. The prerequisite for top service and top mechanics: high drama every two years when the best of the best compete for the top slot.

And the Winner is: Joris Keymeulen. The 51-year-old Belgian is the winner of the BusTech Challenge 2019. In total, 730 bus and coach mechanics from 17 countries competed against each other. The second place went to the Swiss Remo Glanzmann and third place went to Robin Sonfors from Sweden.

Top performance in theory and practice
For ten years now OMNIplus has been discovering the best bus and coach mechanics in Europe. In order to win in the BusTech Challenge, they have to show top performance in both theory and practice. The competition consists of several rounds. First, theoretical knowledge is put to the test in a demanding online questionnaire. The state winners then compete against each other in Neu-Ulm in February in the final round.

In Neu-Ulm they have to prove their practical abilities. For example, locating faults in a bus air conditioning system or discovering the reason for an electrical malfunction and eliminating it or repairing the automatic transmission of a city bus. Employees of authorised OMNIplus Service Points in Europe were also able to take part in the BusTech Challenge.