On your marks – get set – GO! 188 Continental employees were at the starting line in Taman Subang Ria, Subang Jaya yesterday for ContiRunningWeek 2012. Benoit Henry, CEO and Plant Manager, Grant Bovim was present to flag off the runners.
The 4-km-long course took the Continental employee running around the lake area for 2 circles. Whereas, 2 km took a circle round running around the lake side in Taman Subang Ria, Subang Jaya. During this week from September 17-24, around 18,000 employees at more than 90 Continental locations worldwide will be getting involved and running or walking a total of approximately 90,000 km to raise money for charities.
With the ContiRunningWeek, Continental is not only making a contribution to the health and long-term mobility of the company’s own employees. The corporate donation to the German Welthungerhilfe organization will also help to support the health and mobility of those in need all around the world. The amount donated will be based on the number of employees taking part. At the event site, collection of donation was also conducted during the ContiRunningWeek to raise money for a chosen charity by Continental PJ Management.
At present, attractive prizes and lucky draw was given to the winners too. As a Continental-wide sports event, ContiRunningWeek 2012 will act as a stepping stone to the ContiTeamCup, the company’s internal football world cup, which has been staged alongside the FIFA World CupTM since 2006.
With sales of €30.5 billion in 2011, Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently has approximately 169,000 employees in 46 countries.
The Tire division includes the Passenger and Light Truck, the Commercial Vehicle Tire and the Industrial Tire business units, as well as the Two-Wheel Tire activities. As one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, with more than 41,000 employees, the division achieved cumulative sales of more than €8.8 billion in 2011. Today, the Tire division has 22 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility.
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