Stuttgart is called by many as the cradle of the automotive industry. And that is one of the reasons why this city was chosen as the destination of the tour, to which all the winners of the second edition of the international Young Car Mechanic contest and their tutors were all invited.
Departure to Germany
So what was the task awaiting for the guests?
Each of them had a chance to build one’s own padlock, following instructions delivered by the pupils. So hammers, files, drill bits and other tools went into action. Everybody did their best to make the padlock as precisely as possible, and realization of the task was great satisfaction for the participants. The correct realization of work was supervised by the students from Elring class and their tutor, who supported everyone with great involvement. After the work there was time for a bit of knowledge, delivered by Elring representatives. A short presentation on gaskets and seals assembled on engine heads provided a load of knowledge for the students about this crucial element of cars. After the lessons have finished, all the invited guests went for sightseeing at the premises of the Company. During a walk they could see the process of designing gaskets, producing them, packing and storing. Besides that they could see with their own eyes how Elring Klinger Company produces other automotive spare parts being used for the first assembly. Huge advancement impressed all the guests a lot.
It is really something amazing to be able to see so advanced factories and warehousing areas. I am really impressed with what I have been shown by the hosts. I am sure that the equipment and machines used in these premises are top of the range. I am really grateful for the possibility of seeing all that and also for their hospitality. - said Karol Mróz, tutor of one of the pupils.
At the end of the day the organizers prepared a great dinner, which was the culmination of the integration of trip participants and representatives of the Elring Company.
Possibility of showing young people and their tutors what values drive our enterprise was a great and unique chance. We are really proud of involvement in the whole Young Car Mechanic undertaking. We do hope that all the attractions we have prepared will make this trip a reason for being proud and a cause for popularization of the job of a mechanic among young people. - said Korneliusz Kąkol, representative of the Elring Company in Poland.