Ivan Tenchev from Bulgaria has been announced the winner of Fespa's World Wrap Masters Series. Second and third prizes went to Casper Madsen and Jan Edelgaard, both from Denmark. All three winners received cash prizes.
The World Wrap Masters Series is sponsored by Hexis and ran throughout the year, concluding with two events at Fespa 2018.
Forty-two international competitors, including entrants from Japan and Australia, battled it out in a series of timed tasks, including wrapping vehicle sections, chairs and lockers. Stan Cosmin from Romania won the European competition, with Martynas Bertulis from Ireland and Casper Madsen from Denmark coming in second and third place.
On Thursday 17 and Friday 18 May, the World Wrap Masters Series Final took place. Here the three finalists from the European competition were joined by winners from previous World Wrap Masters Series events including: Wrap Masters Asia, Mexico and Eurasia, Speedwrap at Fespa Africa, Cambea at Fespa Brasil and national wrap events in Denmark and Finland. Finalists were challenged to wrap Suzuki Ignis cars and challenging objects such as curved chairs and square locker cubes.
This is the first time Ivan Tenchev has been crowned World Wrap Master, but it is his second Wrap Masters title, having won Wrap Master Eurasia in 2016.
He said, ‘After a lot of hard work and a busy week at Fespa 2018, I am extremely pleased with the happy ending and never thought that with all of the talent in this year's competition, I would win. The World Wrap Masters is a great platform where you continue to learn and share experiences with each of the other installers.’