Lunch with J.DRIVE group@Continental Japan

Lunch with J.DRIVE group@Continental Japan

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I’m Akihiro and this is my first blogpost for People@Continental. I  joined Continental Automotive K.K. in April 2016 and I am currently attending the new entry training program together with 12 other colleagues. We call this training program J.DRIVE (Japanese DRIVE program) and also everyone calls us J.DRIVE. One of our activities within this group…

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Minasan, Konnichiwa! My international assignment in Japan

Minasan, Konnichiwa! My international assignment in Japan

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In December, I shared with you my enjoyable experience at a Japanese Year-end Party at Continental. As my assignment here in Japan is almost coming to an end, I would like to share with you my experiences of living and working in Japan. My work experience at Continental Japan My graduate program at Continental began…

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A Year in a Review: Most Visited Articles in 2016

A Year in a Review: Most Visited Articles in 2016

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This top 10 lists our most successful articles of 2016. Continental employees around the world have told many different stories. They let readers be part of personal experiences made at home and abroad, grant an insight into the daily business at Continental and give otherwise interesting information. Striking for me were the articles around the compatibility…

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Team Christmas Dinner – My First “Bounen Kai” in Japan

Team Christmas Dinner – My First “Bounen Kai” in Japan

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In my two-year HR Graduate Program, I had the opportunity to work in Japan. During my first 4 months, I experienced some really interesting team events. Today, I would like to tell you about a recent one, which I attended here in Japan: Our “Team Christmas Dinner”. First of all, I was confused that Japanese people come together to have…

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Experience Magic in Japan

Experience Magic in Japan

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It’s said that magic happens outside of one’s comfort zone, and as I like to experience the magic on a regular basis, I decided to take another step outside my own comfort zone to develop myself personally and professionally. Apart from living the magic, I was very keen on mastering different quality techniques, and given…

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Robocar Programming: 7 Functions We Implemented

Robocar Programming: 7 Functions We Implemented

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On October 27th we successfully completed the final version of the Robocar. In total, 20 of our employees participated in the project. Starting September 1st, we continuously added new functions to our Robocar. During this process, we learned the basics of software development and control theory. In this entry, I will briefly outline: What we implemented Our thoughts on…

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New Perspectives through Factory Training

New Perspectives through Factory Training

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From June 1st to July 29th, we worked at our factory in Hamakita (Japan) as part of our J.DRIVE trainee program. Before the start I heard that Continental has strong interest in”Industry 4.0″ (every machine & products are connected). I could’t imagine such a “smart” factory, but I saw it in Hamakita. Most processes are automated and…

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