Continental’s Tire Division Announces 3 New Business Unit Heads

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Continental has named new members to the top management of its Tire Division. Christian Koetz now leads the global business unit Commercial Vehicle Tires, which also includes Commercial Specialty Tires. He reports in this function to Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board of Continental and head of the Tire Division. Paul Williams, the head of Commercial Vehicle Tires in the Americas, remains in his role and reports to Koetz.

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Conti recalling over 5,000 commercial vehicle tires in North America

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Washington — Continental Tire the Americas LLC is recalling 5,356 Conti Coach HA3 commercial vehicle tires, size 315/80R22.5, because of a manufacturing anomaly that could lead to a loss of internal pressure through the sidewall.

The tires being recalled were manufactured at Conti’s plant in Mount Vernon, Illinois, from 27 Aug 2017, to 28 April 2018, and sold in both the OE and replacement markets in the US, Canada and Mexico.

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Continental Announces Recall

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Continental Tire is voluntarily initiating a safety recall for 655 commercial vehicle tires.

The tires involved in the recall are 11R22.5 Conti Hybrid HS3, Load Range G, produced during DOT weeks 9, 10, and 11 of 2018, and sold in the original equipment and replacement markets in the U.S. and Canada.

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Conti recalls Conti Hybrid tires for visible cords

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WASHINGTON — Continental Tire the Americas L.L.C. is recalling 655 Conti Hybrid H53 tires, size 11R22.5, Load Range G, because tire cords may be visible through the inner liner.

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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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