Our partner Continental invited us to take a tour around their development and manufacture center in Púchov. We went there on November 21, 2014.
Traveling from Bratislava to Púchov took 2 hours which we spent mainly by improving the design of our upcoming formula. As we arrived we were very happy to be welcome by HR employees and our alumni member, Michal Jurisa, who currently works there as development engineer.
We were then led to the presentation room where the company and the tire manufacturing process were introduced to us. Afterwards, we had a chance to see the manufacturing hall itself. We were accompanied by employees ready to answer all of our questions.
Thereafter we met the Head of Technology Center, Mr. Libor Heger along with his fellow employees who had a presentation about tire development and simulation in the company and also about the possible employment options. Finally, we moved to the tire testing center.
Due to lack of time we had to quickly get on train and head back to Bratislava. Improving our concept was much easier then though since we had gained a lot of inspiration.
We would like to thank Continental Matador Rubber Púchov, Mr Heger and all other employees for this beautiful and insightful day.