Continental opens tyre testing facility in USA

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With the completion of its latest tyre testing facility, Continental now has the capability to locally evaluate all the car tyre lines it produces in the Americas. The company has invested around nine million euros in the Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center, which is located at its proving ground in Ulvade, Texas. An opening ceremony for the facility was held on 5 June.

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Continental wins inaugural Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award

The Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights has named Continental Tyre Group Ltd the inaugural winners of the Tyre Industry Environmental & Sustainable Solution Award. The accolade was presented at the Worshipful Company of Wheelwrights White Tie Banquet.

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Continental lays corner stone of new HQ in Hanover

Hanover, Germany — Continental Corp. has officially marked the construction of its new global headquarters in Hanover with the ceremonial laying of a foundation stone.

Placed inside the stone was a copper time capsule that contained a piece of rubber from the tire production facilities, a copy of the most recent employee magazine and a core component of electric vehicle power electronics developed by Continental.

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Conti earnings decline amid automotive slowdown

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Hanover, Germany — Continental Corp. has registered a 17.1% year-on-year decline in earnings on flat sales for the first quarter of 2019.

Adjusted EBITDA fell to €884 million for the first three months of the year, while sales grew 0.3% to €11 billion, Continental said in a release 26 April.

The company statement did not offer a breakdown of the business performance of its various divisions.

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Conti develops materials to remove “new-car smell”

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Hanover, Germany – Continental Corp. has developed a solution to eliminate unpleasant odour of a new car, the company announced 16 April.

ContiTech engineers in Zhangjiagang, China have developed ‘perfumed Acella’ polyurethane foams for use in applications for automotive interiors.

The technology involves integrating fragrance into a layer of the standard Acella interior surface material, the company release said.

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Michelin, Continental Named to Forbes Best Large Employer List

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Named to the No. 1 spot last year, Michelin has been ranked No. 10 this year by the magazine and Continental is listed at No. 67 on Forbes’ list.

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Continental Appoints John Cox to Enhance Support for ContiLifeCycle Retread Partners Worldwide

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FORT MILL, S.C. – April 12, 2019. Continental, one of the largest automotive suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, has hired retread industry veteran John Cox to enhance process technologies for its ContiLifeCycle retread partners worldwide. The newly created position, Global Technical Services, emphasizes the company’s commitment to supporting partner shops producing ContiTread™ retreads.

“We are partnering with our retread shops around the world to maximize productivity and quality and to drive process innovation,” said Catherine Loss, Continental’s global head of retread. “Optimizing each shops’ processes and systems allows us to deliver the superior quality and service levels that our global fleet customers expect, so they can achieve the lowest overall driving cost.”

Cox has more than 20 years of experience in the North American retreading industry, working for the industry-leading corporate supplier as well as directly in retread manufacturing. This experience as both a supplier and customer gives Cox a unique perspective on how to implement practical improvements throughout the process. He also supported the development of IT software solutions for retread manufacturing, ensuring that Continental’s systems will continue to support the needs of ContiLifeCycle partners. His broad experience and expertise will deliver actionable recommendations to improve both Continental and dealer processes.

With close to 60 ContiTread™ retread shops worldwide, 30 located in the U.S. and Canada, Continental delivers the support network that independent retreaders need to thrive. Two U.S. partners, Piedmont Truck Tires and Conlan Tire, opened additional locations in 2018, a testament to the growth that ContiLifeCycle partners can experience.

One of the largest automotive suppliers and tire manufacturers in the world, Continental develops pioneering technologies to make fleets safer, more efficient, and more connected. With innovative tire technology and digital fleet solutions, Continental optimizes tire lifecycle management to deliver the Lowest Overall Driving Cost.

Continental silicone insulation system wins Hanover Messe 2019 energy award

HANOVER, Germany—Continental’s silicone rubber-based insulation system, Conti Thermo Protect, received the Industrial Energy Efficiency Award at the Hanover Messe 2019.

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Continental to Showcase ContiLogger Cosultancy Concept at 2019 Bauma

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Continental will be showcasing its latest ContiLogger consultancy concept that incorporates tires, hardware, software and data in an innovative service concept, at this year’s bauma in Munich.

The event is to take place from April 8 to 14 in Munich. The Contilogger consultancy concept allows Continental to effectively link the company’s expertise and its end user even more closely.

ContiLogger service concept

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ContiLogger: Consultancy using OTR tyre & vehicle telemetry

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A new service concept from Continental is expected to act as a step forward towards greater servitisation, the development of revenues from services. The concept is called ContiLogger, and it incorporates tyres, hardware, software and data. Continental will present ContiLogger at next month’s Bauma show.

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