Prince of Songkla University Students visit Continental tire plant
- Over forty students and teachers from the Faculty of Science and Industrial Technology visit Continental tire plant in Rayong
- Students are presented the tire manufacturing technology and career opportunities in the company
Bangkok, September 12th, 2022, Continental, one of the leading tire manufacturers, welcomed on August 29th over forty students and teachers from the Faculty of Science and Industrial Technology, the Prince of Songkla University to its passenger and light truck tire production facility located in WHA Industrial Estate 4, Rayong.
The program included a warm welcome speech by the plant management and a facility tour where the students and teachers were introduced to the cutting – edge German technology and ecologically friendly tire production and learned about job opportunities with Continental Tyres in Rayong.
“We are pleased to welcome the Prince of Songkla University students and teachers to our Rayong plant to learn more about tire manufacturing technologies and processes. Our aim is to attract the young generations for the manifold career opportunities in our company,” stated Mr. Vignesh Devasenapathy, Plant Manager. “At Continental in Rayong we are offering trainee as well as vocational education training programs to help young talents advance their careers and attain their fullest potential. We will continue to hire engineers for the technical areas as well as administrative staff and shopfloor personnel in the coming years,” highlighted Ms. Naiyana Tipsawad, Head of HR Location.
Our most recent collaborations with educational institutions include work-integrated learning (WiL) program with Chulalongkorn University and Rayong Technical College, dual vocational training program with Thai-Austrian Technical College. These programs aimed to develop the skills of students from both vocational school and master’s degree level though a two-year training and learning experiences at our Rayong Plant.
With an aim to supply passenger and light truck tires to Asia Pacific Region, Continental has committed to a long-term investment totaling in the first phase to around €250 million and in 2019 the company invested around €26 million into its new motorcycle facility to strengthen the production capacities. Continental in Rayong employs currently around 750 people.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8, 2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.
The Tires group sector has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the leading tire manufacturers with more than 57,000 employees and posted sales of €11.8 billion in 2021 in this group sector. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial and special-purpose vehicles as well as two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in research and development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the tire business includes services for the tire trade and fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.
Contact for journalists
Continental Tyres (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
616 / 5 Moo 5 WHA Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate 4
Tambon Mae Nam Koo, Amphur Pluak Daeng, Rayong Province 21140
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|Prince of Songkla University students and teachers at Continental’s tire plant, WHA4
A group of students from the Faculty of Science and Industrial Technology, Prince of Songkla University
|Continental introduced cutting – edge German technology in tire production facility tour to the students and teacher from Prince of Songkla University|