Posts Categorised: Tires

Interview with Merle Buß

Interview with Merle Buß

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What do you study? Currently, I work for my Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a focus on Automotive. It’s an integrated degree program by Continental. What does Continental as an employer mean for you? Future! And opportunities! We develop future ideas and create the world of tomorrow – it is great being a part…

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Being the first female electrician in Maintenance

Being the first female electrician in Maintenance

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Continental is one of the foreign investors who became actively involved in reintroducing vocational education in the Romanian education system. Our plant, along with Continental Automotive and Contitech, has been a partner of this project since the beginning.  It has now reached its fourth generation, due to its long-term cooperation with the Technical Highschool “Regele…

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Experiences in Ecuador: How to cut a rubber tree

Experiences in Ecuador: How to cut a rubber tree

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Natural rubber is one of the essential raw materials used in tire production. The rubber tree grows in Ecuador – surrounded by banana and cacao plantations. Huge plantations are necessary to meet the high demand for natural rubber. And I got the chance to visit such a plantation! There, I got to know the local processes that are applied…

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Interview with Kirstin Eikmeier – Instructor for process mechanics for plastic and rubber technology

Interview with Kirstin Eikmeier – Instructor for process mechanics for plastic and rubber technology

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Kirstin Eikmeier works at Continental Waltershausen. She is an instructor for process mechanics for Plastic and Rubber Technology. What is your professional background? From 1974 to 1976 I did an apprenticeship as a laboratory chemist in Thale. After that, I studied Engineering Pedagogic at the “Justus von Liebig” engineering school for chemistry in Magdeburg. In 1980, I…

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Getting to Know Work and Culture in India

Getting to Know Work and Culture in India

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I am sitting on the ground of the Delhi Airport, plugged to the only available power outlet in the whole Departure Area. And it’s time to look back at another eventful, exotic trip – a trip to incredible India. Let’s begin Arriving in India is always overwhelming. Flights from Europe arrive around midnight. And I mean ALL flights from Europe….

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‘There is no greater fun than work’ – Logistics Trainee on the Road

‘There is no greater fun than work’ – Logistics Trainee on the Road

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I started my journey at Continental a little over a year ago. But sometimes it feels like it has been much longer. The trainee program is very complex and the amount of experiences I have made make it hard to believe that so much has happened in so little time. Generally, the program covers a period of eighteen months – half of it…

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Working at Industrial Tires: Interview with Ulf Günzel

Working at Industrial Tires: Interview with Ulf Günzel

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Ulf Günzel works in Quality Management at the Industrial Tires Business Unit in Korbach. Mr. Günzel started his apprenticeship as a process mechanic at Continental in Korbach on 09/01/1982. We sat down with him to talk about the impressions and experiences he gained during his long-term employment at Continental. Let’s talk about your career. What did you do after having finished your apprenticeship?…

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Interview with Konstantin Mihov, Culture Development

Interview with Konstantin Mihov, Culture Development

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This is the next article out of the series “interview with…” made by vocational trainees and dual students of different Continental plants in Germany. We want to show the world what you can achieve in your professional career at Continental. For weeks we have been searching for employees whose career has started at Continental as a vocational trainee or…

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Interview with Lars Fischer – Foreman for rubber technology

Interview with Lars Fischer – Foreman for rubber technology

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Fischer: My name is Lars Fischer, I am 32 years old and I work as a foreman for rubber technology at the Continental location in Waltershausen (Germany). What is your professional background? Fischer: From 2000 to 2002 I did an apprenticeship as a process mechanic for plastic and rubber technology in Waltershausen. After my professional qualification,…

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I know Continental like the back of my hand

I know Continental like the back of my hand

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Wave-riding dolphins in South Africa, white-knuckle test drives in Texas, Arctic temperatures in Finland… I guess I know the whole world of Continental. I have already visited more than 100 locations. I’m a Spaniard, so temperatures of around -20° Celsius were something new for me. It felt a bit like Captain Scott fighting his way back to…

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