Continental bringing intelligent tyre, technologies to Agritechnica


The bag of goodies Continental is bringing to Agritechnica 2019 includes a new intelligent tyre that’ll be unveiled during the show. The TractorMaster H – the suffix stands for Hybrid – is equipped with VF technology and sensors that continuously measure and monitor tyre pressure and temperature. Continental is introducing the TractorMaster H in response to the trend towards fully-automated agricultural vehicles and machinery that rely upon component monitoring systems.

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Bridgestone retains top spot in Global Tire ranking


Japan’s Bridgestone Corp. retained the title of world’s largest tire maker for the 11th straight year, edging out France’s Group Michelin again.

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Continental Introduces Latest Winter Tire


Continental Tire has launched its latest winter tire—the VikingContact 7—on September 1 this year.

The company is offering the new tire in 91 sizes ranging from 15 to 20 inches.

Continental explains in a release that it is essential to plan for winter tires when temperatures drop and the weather changes. The company notes that all-season tires lose their grip on road surfaces when the temperature consistently drops below 7° Celsius and therefore need to be replaced with winter tires.

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Continental invests in Hanover production systems


HANOVER, Germany—Continental is investing more than $2.77 million in new systems for drive components for agricultural applications at its Hanover-Vahrenwald site.

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Continental Unveils New REDI-Sensor Warranty Website

Continental Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket has announced the launch of its new warranty registration website for VDO TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) sensors, including its VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors

Tire and auto service shop technicians will now be able to register all VDO TPMS Sensors that they fit onto customers’ vehicles through this website.

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Continental quarterly profit plunges 41% as supplier seeks deeper cost cuts


BERLIN — Continental is seeking deeper cost cuts after second-quarter net profit fell 41 percent, hit by lower vehicle demand in China and steep investments for electric and autonomous cars. “We are responding to the declining market by ensuring rigorous cost discipline and enhancing our competitiveness,” CEO Elmar Degenhart said in a statement. Net profit declined to 485 million euros ($543 million) while revenues were down 1 percent and came in at 11.26 billion euros.

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Conti wins case against Heuver Bandengroothandel for tire design infringement

The Hamburg Regional Court has confirmed that certain Aeolus branded tires infringe an EU design patent of Continental in its December 2018 ruling.

Continental had filed a complaint in 2016 concerning the Aeolus ATR 33 and Neo Allroads T+ truck tires advertised and sold in Europe by tire wholesaler Heuver Bandengroothandel. Their profile showed design elements similar to those developed by Continental for its HTR 2 tires, which are protected by EU law (registered Community design).

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Continental Renames Long Haul Tire for Clarity


Continental has announced that it has renamed its long haul commercial tire for better clarity.

The newly renamed heavy truck tire—Conti HSL 3, has been engineered by the company for steer and all-position use, in long haul and super-regional applications. Continental has renamed the tire such that the new name indicates the vehicle classification, axle configuration, and application for which the tire was created.

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Continental breaks ground on motorcycle tire plant in Thailand


RAYONG, Thailand—Continental has broken ground on motorcycle tire plant in Rayong that the company says is “in the immediate vicinity” of its recently opened passenger tire plant.

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Deere OKs Conti farm tires for 6-series utility tractors

FORT MILL, S.C. — Farm equipment maker Deere & Co. has approved 30 sizes of Continental A.G.’s Tractor70 and Tractor85 tires for fitment on its John Deere 6MC, 6RC, 6M and 6R mid-sized tractor product lines.

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