3 x Gold, 1 x Silver, 3 x TRIAC AT for Swiss World Champion Roofers
In November 2018, the 27th World Roofing Championships were held in Riga (Latvia's capital), organized by the International Federation of the Roofing Trade (IFD).
Team Switzerland was declared victorious with three gold medals, one silver medal and an IFD President's Prize.
30 teams from 11 countries competed in Riga in the following categories for the world championship title:
- Industrial roofing, metal roofing
Goals of the World Championship
The World Championship for young roofers is a competition where participants engage in the professional training of skilled trades. The goals of the competition are:
- Promoting a common, international passion for young people in their professions.
- Harmonizing professional training in countries all over the world.
- Showing the achievements of the participating countries in the roofing industry.
- Spreading awareness to the public on the significance of training in the roofing trade.
- Emphasizing the advantages of on-the-job training and increasing the respect given to the roofing trade.
- Advertising the roofing profession.
A team from one country (state) in each category (discipline) consists of two, young roofers (male/female) from a national, technical organization of the roofing trade. Additionally, they're formed in accordance with the laws of their country. Lastly, the participants cannot be more than 28 years old during the year in which the competition is held.
Points awarded are based on the execution of the tasks given to each team:
- exploitation of material
- technical skill
- comprehension of the requested work
The Swiss team received 3 x gold, 1 x silver and then 3 TRIAC AT from LEISTER
Front row from left to right: roofing world champions Kerim Hut, Patrick Angst, Dominik Schwab with their new TRIAC AT
Back row from left to right: Leister Product Manager Silvan Horand, Mentor Silvan Hauslauer, Head of Business Line PRF Roland Beeler
on 2019-04-02 at Leister Technologies AG in Kägiswil, Switzerland
In the roofing, waterproofing and facade categories, the young Swiss won the World Championship title. In the fourth category, metal cladding, they won the silver medal.
On April 2, 2019, Swiss World Champions Kerim Hut and Patrik Angst, their mentor, Silvan Hauslauer, and SwissSkills 2018 Champion, Dominik Schwab, were guests at Leister Technologies AG As a token of our appreciation and as a thank you for their extraordinary achievements, the three world champions each received a personalized TRIAC AT. A meaningful gift that allows these professionals to build on their successes and will certainly continue to motivate them to perform at their best.
Thank you for representing Switzerland with so much honor at this World Cup. We wish you continued success in roofing and lots of fun welding with your TRIACs.
The 28th World Roofing Championship will take place in Beijing in 2020.