WorldSkills Competition 2005


WorldSkills Competition 2005

Worldchampion 2005: Team Japan. Team Switzerland and Germany placed second.



In Helsinki 2005, more than 800 of the best professionals from 40 nations were competing in more than 40 different trades. Gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded for the best work.

The results of the world’s best Mechatronics teams are:
GOLD Medal - Japan
SILVER Medal - Switzerland and Germany Final results:

1.  Japan
2.  Switzerland
2.  Germany
4.  Singapore
5.  Brasil
6.  Korea
7.  Hong Kong
8.  Austria
9.  Netherlands
10. Thailand
11. Finland
12. Canada
13. Morocco
14. Chinese Taipei
15. UK

Congratulations to the winners and all those who competed in this event!

The mechatronics competition reflects reality on the shopfloor – people working under pressure to design and implement solutions and to maintain and constantly improve production. And to fix machines quickly when faults occur.

Why a team of two?
While industry requires that each individual master the different facets of mechatronics, it also recognizes that everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses and that only people working in a team – constantly learning from each other – can master the challenges of Manufacturing Excellence.

The competition shows how essential personal skills and qualities – vital for teamwork – can be improved.

Festo and WorldSkills: Promoting talent – rousing enthusiasm

Rousing young people’s enthusiasm for careers in technology and the promotion of training have been core activities of Festo for decades.

For this reason, Festo Didactic has supported the Mechatronics Competition since its inception in 1991 – as official supplier of competition equipment and organizer of the Mechatronics discipline. As the need for training increases, so does the demand for greater sophistication of training methods. Innovative models are needed to gain an insight into training methods and systems in various countries, make comparisons, get new stimuli, and convert all this into Best Practices.

The WorldSkills competition offers an international forum promoting peak levels of achievement – because quality only becomes possible when there is a will to achieve exceptional performance. The elimination contest gives talented young people from all over the world an incentive to demonstrate their capabilities in practicerelated tasks.

More information about WorldSkills 2005 in Helsinki:


Festo Didactic - Official and Founding Global Sponsor Partner of WorldSkills Competition