In the newest installment of our Patron Interview series, we sat down with Vidor Kiss-Márton, CEO of Continest Hungary to talk about the rise of the company, innovation and the future of mobile solutions.
Journal: Continest was established in 2019. Today, your solutions are present in more than a dozen countries and you have recently opened a new production hall. Tell us more about the Continest origin story.
Vidor Kis-Márton: Roughly 3 years ago we established Continest as an innovation-focused engineering startup with the idea of bringing an innovative and sustainable solution to the events industry, festivals, and sporting events. As more and more industries and sectors started to prioritize sustainability we felt that Continest is destined for more because right after the start our foldable and modular containers generated big interest in the market. It was interesting – but not surprising – to experience that the customers were interested in sustainability but not willing to spend more for it. This meant that we had to be commercially competitive and deliver a complex solution at the same time. Once we had a strong foot-hold in the international event market, we decided to grow in two other strategic directions: defense and healthcare. We are talking pre-COVID19 and pre-Russian invasion of Ukraine. When the pandemic started we already had a platform that we could deliver together with our local partners. Same for Ukraine.