Puchov/Hanover, February 21, 2019. The technology company and premium tire manufacturer Continental celebrated on Monday, February 18th at its location in Puchov, Slovakia the production of 40,000,000 truck tires since 1999 when Continental took over the truck tire operations. Continental manufactures at its Puchov facilities passenger, truck and bustires, conveyor belts and currently employs 4,530 employees.
The jubilee intelligent tire 315/80 R 22.5 Conti Hybrid HD3, equipped with the ContiPressureCheck sensor, was produced in the truck tire plant on 13th February 2019. To commemorate this important day, the jubilee tire was signed by Patrick Haarmann, Head of Manufacturing Truck Tires, Constantin Batsch, Head of Business Region Truck Tires EMEA Replacement, and Ladislav Rosina, Plant Manager of Continental Matador Truck Tires s.r.o..
"The truck tire plant in Puchov produces annually one third of the total truck and bus tire volume of Continental and therefore contributes significantly to the success of our company. A special ‘thank you’ to our employees which made it possible to achieve these outstanding results, whether in the number of tires produced, or in the highest ratings for quality indicators highlighted Patrick Haarmann, Head of Manufacturing Truck Tire during his speech. The Continental truck tire plant in Puchov has been awarded third time in a row by the internal CVT Quality Award for 2018. Congratulations!“
Constantin Batsch in his speech expressed sincere thanks to the achievements of the local team and highlighted the importance of the truck tire plant Puchov for the EMEA region. “Thanks to its highly capable team and the excellent level of quality it delivers, the truck tire plant Puchov plays a significant role in enabling our continuous sales growth in the EMEA region.”
Ladislav Rosina, the Plant Manager congratulated his team on the special occasion: "To produce 40,000,000 truck tires over the last 20 years is a great achievement for our plant in Puchov. I'm more than happy that I can experience this important day with my colleagues in our company. I would like to thank my team and Continental for making this moment possible.“
Continental is present in Slovakia with both Automotive and Rubber Group in the cities of Puchov, Zvolen and Dolne Vestenice. Continental manufactures at its facilities in Puchov the tires for passenger cars, light trucks, trucks, trailors, and buses, as well as conveyor belts. Various group brands are produced here, among which: Continental, Matador, Semperit, Barum, Uniroyal, Viking, Gislaved and many others. Continental Puchov currently employs 4 530 employees.