Continental Combines The Special-Purpose Tyre Segment Into A New Business Unit

Technology company Continental is combining its global activities in the special-purpose tyre segment. Effective July 1, the business areas of ‘Commercial Specialty Tires’, ‘Two Wheel Tires’ and ‘Hoosier Racing Tire’ are combined in a new “Specialty Tires” business unit.  As a result, from now on the entire Continental specialty tyre business will be developed, manufactured […]

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Continental Introduces Two New TPMS Tools


Continental has introduced two new Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) tools that are designed to help shops optimize their investment in TPMS and tire service. With the Autodiagnos TPMS D and SE Tools , professional technicians can handle all of the TPMS and tire service requirements of their customers.

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Continental Tires Bundles Sustainability Activities in New Department

​​​​​​​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.

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Menegaux: Further Michelin and Continental JVs and acquisition collaborations ‘possible’


Michelin CEO Florent Menegaux has suggested about further collaboration with fellow leading tyre manufacturer and automotive supplier Continental. The French and German companies have cooperated on the Eurofit wheel business since the 1990s and entered into the Rubberway supply chain joint venture in September 2019.

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Continental CEO warns staff of job, costs cuts – Wirtschaftswoche – Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) – German automotive supplier Continental (CONG.DE) must save hundreds of millions of euros in costs and will probably have to lay off workers due to a slump in demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic, WirtschaftsWoche cited the CEO as saying. “This will be very painful, but we have no other choice,” CEO Elmar Degenhart told staff in an internal video, according to accounts from company insiders reported by the business news weekly.

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Continental launches VF agricultural tyres

Continental has launched its new range of very high flexion (VF) agricultural tyres. The manufacturer states that the tyres are more versatile and safer on the road. They also increase agricultural efficiencies, Conti adds. VF tyres help to reduce soil compaction, which helps to promote increased yields. They can also save farmers time, as a result of field and road performance gains. Conti re-entered the high-value agricultural tyre market in 2017 with the radial Tractor70 and Tractor85 ranges.

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Conti ‘intensively’ monitoring European tyre demand and production, but R&D budgets intact

Following Continental’s first quarter 2020 financial results and reports that the company is preparing to cut its R&D budgets and European tyre production, Tyres & Accessories asked executives at the company’s Hanover, Germany headquarters to comment on the proposals.

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Continental Offers Free TPMS Training


Continental, a leading manufacturer and supplier of OE and aftermarket tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) and the innovator of the VDO REDI-Sensor Multi-Application TPMS Sensors , is offering a free webinar series dedicated to TPMS technical training for professional automotive technicians and parts professionals. Called TPMS – 2020 Vision, the training series will be conducted by Continental’s TIA certified (Tire Industry of America) technical training specialists.

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Tire & rubber companies among top Forbes auto suppliers

London – Tire and rubber companies feature prominently in a ranking by sales of the top world’s largest automotive parts suppliers, compiled by business magazine Forbes.

Topping the table is Continental with sales of $52.4 billion in 2019, of which $19.5 billion was generated by the German group’s Rubber Division – comprising its Tires and ContiTech rubber product businesses.

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Continental CST appoints Hübner its agri product line manager


Benjamin Hübner has taken over as product line manager for Continental Commercial Specialty Tires’ Agricultural Tires business. In this function, he is responsible for the strategic development within the agricultural tyre segment.

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