Technology company and tire manufacturer Continental has marked the 20th anniversary of its Matador Truck Tires plant in Puchov, Slovakia, with a special event hosted by plant manager Ladislav Rosina and attended by Conti tire division management, local leaders and employees.
Since the facility opened in September 1988 more than €630m (US$732m) in manufacturing technology upgrades have been made, production volume has increased by almost 10 times, and the number of employees has nearly quadrupled to 1,500.
Nikolai Setzer, head of Continental’s tire division and member of the executive board, congratulated the team at the event: “This plant has consistently added milestones of success during implementation of our Vision 2025 program. It is a backbone for our tire business, especially in the EMEA region. All of this has been possible because of our employees. Congratulations to them on this 20-year anniversary and I hope they keep up their passion to win in the future!”
In a display of gratitude to the local community, the plant has donated vouchers totaling €8,000 (US$9308) to four non-governmental organizations.