A new competition has been launched to find the best engine reman company in the business. The first-ever European Engine Remanufacturing Championship will be held at Rematec 2019 in Amsterdam, pitting various two-person engine reman teams against one another to see who comes out on top. It will consist of two main elements: the first is to exchange the cylinder head gasket from a four-cylinder engine as fast as possible; the second to correctly diagnose a series of damaged engine components. “Part one is the more practical bit, exchanging a cylinder head gasket with and timing it with a stopwatch,” explains FIRM’s Volker Schittenhelm. “Part two will focus on the skills of engine remanufacturers and their unique selling proposition.” The team with the fastest exchange time in part one - and the most points out of part two - will be awarded the title of European Engine Reman Champion 2019. The three-hour challenge will take place on 24 June at RAI Amsterdam during Rematec - and FIRM is encouraging all national engine remanufacturers in its member associations to take part.