Y.Sato Marine recently sent to of their mechanics to Brisbane to attend the Yamaha Training Academy.
Stanley Palumala & Silas Mani both attended and passed the Yamaha Basic Outboard Motor Training while Stanley went on to complete & pass the Bronze OM module.
The training was conducted at the Yamaha facility in Brisbane. Y.Sato Marine now has a total of three Yamaha qualified mechanics at their Point Cruz workshop.
General Manager Ahmed Rifai said “We will continue to invest in our local staff as the needs of our customers grow. Four Stroke engines are becoming more popular and we have to ensure our mechanics are equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to perform their duties.
“We also want to ensure that we have the best Sales, Service & Spare Parts team in the country. These sorts of training events cost the company a lot of money but it’s essential that we have the best mechanical team in the country.
“Our customers expect this from us. Y.Sato Marine & Yamaha have a great reputation & we have to keep investing to ensure it remains that way.”
Y.Sato Marine recently spent over $SBD2million in warehouse and workshop upgrades to ensure they have a world class facility capable of meeting the high Yamaha standards & customer expectations. “There are plans to spend some more money this year to further improve our workshop and ensure our mechanics have the best equipment to work with” said Ahmed.
“We will continue to invest in to this country and in to Solomon Islanders to improve our standards & ensure our customers expectations are exceeded.”
A team from the Solomon Star recently toured the Y.Sato facility & were very impressed by the workshop layout & volume of product that flows through.
Their mechanics service a wide range of products such as Outboard Motor Engines, Fibreglass Boats, WaveRunners (JetSki’s), Motorcycles, Scooters, Generators, Water Pumps & more.
They also now stock a wide range of Marine Accessories and are continually expanding. “We expect our fist shipment of WaveRunners (JetSki’s) to arrive in early October & Mia Scooters in early December,” said Ahmed.
“It’s good to see a local company working hard to support Solomon Islanders & investing in the local economy.”