COVID-19 has affected tire manufacturers in a myriad of ways, and Continental Tire the Americas is no exception. While the company has made changes to its dealer program this year, they’ve shown resilience with the help of industry partners and have a big 2021 ahead.
Hanover, Germany, September 2020. Continental is a founding partner and, as of 2021, the premium sponsor of the Extreme E series. The technology company will equip all vehicles in the races with tires for the various events, which will all prove very challenging. In this interview, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Extreme E and Formula E, talks about the special fascination of the new format. He talks about the beginnings and the social aspirations of the innovative E-SUV series, but also about the partnership with Continental and the extraordinary importance of tires.
A specially-designed commemorative hauler recently carried the first shipments from Continental Tire in Clinton, Mississippi, to Southern Tire Mart locations throughout the state.
Southern Tire Mart says Continental ensured the business received the first shipment of tires from the new plant, in order to honor the partnership between the two companies.
The Clinton plant currently employees approximately 430 employees and produces large truck and bus tires for the U.S.
Matt Livigni wasn’t sure what to do. It was 1988 and he was about to graduate from high school, but didn’t have money for college. Three decades later, he has multiple degrees and is Managing Director of Continental’s Tire Division in Canada. This is a story of true career mobility.
Michelin remains the world’s most valuable and strongest tire brand with a brand value of US$7.1 billion and a BSI score of 86.2 out of 100. Michelin is by far the strongest brand in the tire segment with an advantage of 9 BSI points over the second strongest brand in the industry, Bridgestone (up 1% to US$7.0 billion). Michelin is the thought leader in the industry, its product diversification into punctureless tires with its Uptis prototype and association with premium events and excellent performance, have helped the brand maintain its strength and status
Beginning July 1 and available through August 31, consumers who purchase four (4) qualifying light truck, SUV, or CUV tires will receive up to a $100 Visa prepaid card.
Hanover, June 19, 2020. For many years now, Continental’s Tire business area has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to the area of sustainability and has now bundled all activities and projects in a newly created department under the leadership of Claus Petschick as part of its “Vision 2030” strategy program. As Head of Sustainability, he is responsible since April 1, 2020 for the strategic direction and worldwide steering of all sustainability projects, and in this role reports directly to Christian Kötz, Head of the Tire business area and Member of the Executive Board of Continental AG.
Cambridge, Ontario; June 11, 2020—Tire and Rubber Association of Canada announces the outcomes of its virtual 100th Annual General Meeting held on June 9, 2020.
1) The members duly elected the Board of Directors and Officers:
Tony Mougios Chair (Michelin North America (Canada) Inc.)
Maureen Kline 1st Vice-Chair (Pirelli Tire Inc.)
Paul Downey 2nd Vice-Chair (Pliteq Inc.)
Matt Livigni Treasurer (Continental Tire Canada Inc.)
Neil Bansal Western Rubber Group
Chris Bitsakakis AirBoss of America Corp.
Paul Christou Goodyear Canada Inc.
Keshav Das BKT Tires (Canada) Inc.
Darious Naylor Bridgestone Canada Inc.
Robert Rist Cabot Canada Ltd.
2) The Board moved to establish a new End-of-Life Tire Standing Committee. Led by Dr. Barry Takallou of CRM of Canada Processing, the Committee will manage all issues related to tire and rubber recycling.
3) Following Glenn Maidment’s announced retirement at the end of 2020, the Board moved to set up a Search Committee which will manage the screening and interviewing of potential candidates for a new President.
The Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC; www.tracanada.ca) is the national trade association representing the interests of tire and other rubber manufacturers and importers of rubber goods into Canada, together with rubber recyclers and suppliers whose goods or services directly relate to our industry. The Association was established in 1920 under the name The Rubber Association of Canada, only recently changing its name to the Tire and Rubber Association of Canada to more accurately reflect the Association’s role within the industry and what it does for its membership.
Continental AG has just launched a microsite containing information about the latest CO₂ emissions regulations for heavy goods vehicles and the VECTO (Vehicle Energy Consumption Calculation Tool) simulation tool.
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FORT MILL, S.C.—Continental is “adapting” production at some of its plants across the globe in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic.