Raw materials costs hit Conti Rubber Group

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Hanover, Germany – Continental AG’s tire sales have slipped 4.4% year-on-year to €2,635.5 million in the first quarter of 2018, due in part to exchange rate effects and “changes in scope of consolidation”.

In the first three months of 2018, sales volumes for passenger and light truck tires in both original equipment business and tire replacement business were down “slightly” compared with the first quarter of 2017.

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Conti marks milestone with fleet digital inspection tool

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FORT MILL, S.C. — Continental Tire the Americas is marking a milestone for its ContiTrack2 digital inspection tool, noting that it’s been used to measure 1 million truck tires in the U.S. since its introduction in 2012.

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Continental Starts Production of Retread Rubber at Mt. Vernon Facility

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Continental Tire the Americas has added a Pre-Cured Tread (PCT) manufacturing facility to its facilities in Mount Vernon, Illinois.

The new plant, which began production in January, will produce tread rubber for the ContiTread premium retread line. The company expects the plant to reach full operation by the end of the first quarter of 2018.

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Continental unveils first summer UHP, updated all-terrain tires

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NEW ORLEANS—Continental Tire the Americas has introduced two General-brand tires for two kinds of driving enthusiasts its first summer ultra-high performance tire, the G-Max RS, and a next generation, all-terrain tire, the Grabber A/TX, replacing the…

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Continental expanding EM-Master OTR tire portfolio

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HANOVER, Germany—Continental is expanding its off-the-road radial tire lineup with additional sizes of its EM-Master E4/L4 lines for construction/mining and wheel loader/dump truck applications.

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Continental and Red Bull Global Rallycross Announce Multi-Year Partnership

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Continental Tire the Americas will begin a multi-year partnership with Red Bull Global Rallycross (GRC) at the start of the 2018 season. Continental Tire will serve as the exclusive tire provider for the Supercars, GRC Lites and Polaris RZR categories, as well as electric vehicles, beginning in 2019.

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Continental breaks ground at new Tire Plant in Thailand

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Continental celebrated the Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony last November 21, marking the start of construction of its new Greenfield tire plant in Rayong, Thailand. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Chalee Chotiwong, Chief of Provincial Administration Organization for Maenamkoo district, as well as Continental management, the local project team, and suppliers.

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Continental Welcomes New Members of Commercial Vehicle Tires Executive Team

Fort Mill, S.C., October 16, 2017. The executive team responsible for Continental’s Commercial Vehicle Tires business in the Americas welcomed several new members this summer. All are located in the Fort Mill, S.C., headquarters office. Executive Vice President Paul Williams and Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the U.S. and Canada Tom Fanning remain in their roles.

In May, Kristian Klotz assumed responsibility as director of controlling for the Americas, transferring from his role as head of controlling for ContiTrade EMEA and managing director for REG (Reifen-Entsorgungsgesellschaft mbH) in Hanover, Germany. Klotz has been a Continental employee since 2002.

In June, Steve Postel joined Continental as director of retail for the Americas, leading the company’s retail business including BestDrive commercial tire and service centers. Prior to joining Continental, Postel led over 100 retail locations for a national car and truck part supply company. Managing Director of BestDrive, LLC, Sonny Simpson remains in his role.

In July, Carolina Wagner assumed responsibility as director of marketing for the Americas, promoted from the company’s Brazil office where she served as head of tire marketing in the Mercosur region. Wagner has been a Continental employee since 2013 and brings more than 18 years of experience in the tire industry.

Also in July, Daniel Vasconcelos assumed responsibility as director of original equipment (OE) truck tire sales for the Americas, promoted from the company’s Brazil office where he served as head of commercial vehicle tire sales for export and the Brazil replacement market. Vasconcelos has been a Continental employee since 2005.

In August, the Fort Mill, S.C., headquarters for the Americas welcomed a global role: Catherine Herchenroder assumed responsibility as director of retread worldwide. After 11 years with Continental in Germany and China, Herchenroder moved to Fort Mill, S.C., in August to serve as director of global retread worldwide for commercial vehicle tires.

In September, Dr. Marko Multhaupt assumed responsibility as head of strategic accounts for the U.S. and Canada, transitioning from his role as head of marketing and sales for the DACH region: Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. He has been a Continental employee since 2001. 

Continental Presents Two New Tire Technology Concepts For Greater Safety and Comfort | Continental

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Continental is introducing two new tire technology concepts that will make for even greater road safety and comfort in the future. The two systems enable continuous monitoring of the tire’s condition, as well as situation-matched adaptation of tire performance characteristics to prevailing road conditions. The technologies, called ContiSense and ContiAdapt, will make their public debut at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) accompanied by a tire study.

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Continental’s Nikolai Setzer ContiSense and ContiAdapt tire technology Frankfurt Motor Show IAA 2017

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Nikolai Setzer, Continental AG executive board member for tires talks about Continental ContiSense and ContiAdapt tire technology. ContiSeal is a technology designed to seal damaged tyre tread. ContiSense: Uses tire sensors to measure tread depth and temperature and alerts drivers to tire damage – data transmission via electrically conductive rubber ContiAdapt: Adjusts tire pressure and rim width to adapt contact patch to road conditions.

 

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