Blinkers on? Not at Conti!

Franziska Neef is passionate about horses. But one thing drives her crazy – blinkers. This is one of the reasons why the 30-year-old qualified engineer loves being at Continental. "For me, Continental is a place where we can develop freely, where nothing r...

His family comes first. And second too.

Muhamad Shahriman Munit is a family man. He loves spending time with his wife and two children. In his free time.  At work, his attention is focused on his second family - Continental. What motivates Shahriman the most is the strong team spirit among collea...

Good, Better, Bravo!

As a young boy, Juan Pablo Bravo sometimes sold lemonade to truck drivers on the streets of Quito, the capital of Ecuador. Now he sells truck tires in Miami. And some of them are destined for trucks that transport lemonade. The day he got the offer from Con...

He just can’t work without passion.

All English boys dream of becoming a professional soccer player. The dream came true for Barry Guildford, but only for a short time. An injury brought his soccer career to an early end. That was unlucky for Barry, but lucky for Conti, as Barry then started his ...

The Team wins.

16 games, 11 defeats. But that doesn't matter: Barbara Wilson still backs her home state of Ohio's football team, the Cleveland Browns. Her support is unwavering, even though she's now 500 miles away in Fort Mill, South Carolina. She's working there in supply chain...

Control is good, Controlling is better.

Controlling – it sounds very dry at first. Jan Zajic thought so too. He wanted to go into marketing or work on the stock exchange after his degree. Somewhere where they live life to the full. But life always has its own plans, and so of course Jan Zajic ended up ...

One for All, All for Conti.

Thierry Wipff sometimes has a bit of an issue with his employees: "They work when I sleep, and they sleep when I work," he says, laughing. As Head of  Manufacturing  for Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires, the Frenchman is namely responsible for eight plants t...

Take it easy? No way!

Wilhelm Pollmer carries around reading glasses in his breast pocket in case he needs to read the tiny numbers on a ball bearing. His new caliper gauge has an electronic display. "Now, that I can see without assistance," the 59-year-old says with a grin. "Otherwise,...

The Idea Promoter.

His door is always open. To everyone. "If someone has a good idea, they can come to me with it," says Geert Roik, head of Global Research and Development at Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires. The 58-year-old does not need a tie; he exudes plenty of charis...

Vocation: Inventor.

Enthusiasm is not a priviledge of youth. Neither is creativity. Have a look at Martin Theusner. It is in his blood. The  67-year-old stands in a factory building, a blaring siren signals a problem. He is wearing office clothing, but stains on his shirt or ...