Special tasks is what Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) are made for: Continental’s business segment develops, produces and distributes industrial tires for forklifts, agricultural tires for tractors and harvester, OTR tires for port and earthmoving vehicles – or basically all machinery that are driven where the road ends.
Recently, the management team around Enno Straten, Head of CST, showed that they also know how to tackle special tasks beyond vehicles and machinery. On the occasion of its yearly strategy meeting, they decided to implement a new initiative called Special.Hands. “We are all blessed in so many ways and usually have a lot of good reasons to be happy – not all can say that to the same extent”, says Straten. “Therefore, we wanted to return something to the society.”
Instead of doing a normal team building event, the team visited a children’s home where they renovated an old kitchen and turned it into a playroom. Within a day, the formerly sterile and cold room was turned into a colourful place where the children can play, be creative, do arts and crafts. “Seeing the sparkling eyes of the kids was worth all the effort. I thank the entire team for their support and the good work – and I hope to see many more such projects in the future”, concluded Straten.