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Italy’s Ermes Gemo reclaims title in Operators Club Final

Ermes Gemo from Italy has been crowned Operators Club champion for the second time, following a year of grueling local heats and a final test of speed, precision and technique at the Volvo CE compact excavator plant in Belley, France, this October.

On Saturday 8th October Volvo CE pitted 20 of Europe, Middle East and Russia’s most talented operators against each other in one of the construction industry’s toughest tests of precision operation – the Operators Club Final. Representing Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia, Switerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom, the competitors took part in three qualifying disciplines, before those with the five quickest times were invited to compete in a final oil barrel pyramid challenge.

Ermes Gemo from Italy completed the final challenge in the quickest time, closely followed by Nicolas Monnaye from France and Alfred Köhl from Austria. Winner Gemo has been a regular competitor at the Operators Club Final for several years, also claiming the title in 2014.

Video highlights from the 2016 Operators Club Final in Belley, France, can be viewed on the Volvo CE Global Facebook page.

Volvo Operators Club Finals - Belley 2016

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