Continental Receives 2020 Automotive Communications Award

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Continental earned the 2020 Automotive Communications Award for the advertising program featuring its new Autodiagnos Automotive Diagnostic System and Autodiagnos TPMS Service Tools.

The award was presented during the 2020 Virtual AAPEX Experience tradeshow by Women in Auto Care, part of the Auto Care Association, for the Best Ad Campaign to the Distribution and Retail Audience.

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Nikolai Setzer to Succeed as CEO of Continental

Continental CEO Elmar Degenhart is stepping down amid a push by the supplier to overhaul management and speed up structural changes.

Degenhart, 61, is resigning his post “for reasons of immediately necessary preventive health care,” Continental said in a statement on Thursday.

The company did not name Degenhart’s successor. It said its supervisory board will meet shortly to decide on the appointment of a new CEO.

Degenhart will be succeeded by the head of the supplier’s core automotive operations, Nikolai Setzer, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Continental pairs with startup to industrialize long-distance lidar

Among dozens of lidar companies pioneering technology that helps autonomous vehicles perceive the road ahead, many can build prototypes that effectively function. Few have production contracts that pave the way toward mass production. Lidar startup AEye joined the ranks of the latter Tuesday. Global supplier Continental said it had acquired a minority share in AEye. Together, the two companies intend to jointly develop the sensors and ready them for automotive production by 2024.

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Continental: Interview with Alejandro Agag, CEO of Extreme E

Hanover, Germany, September 2020. Continental is a founding partner and, as of 2021, the premium sponsor of the Extreme E series. The technology company will equip all vehicles in the races with tires for the various events, which will all prove very challenging. In this interview, Alejandro Agag, CEO of Extreme E and Formula E, talks about the special fascination of the new format. He talks about the beginnings and the social aspirations of the innovative E-SUV series, but also about the partnership with Continental and the extraordinary importance of tires.

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USTMA finds that recycling of end-of-life tires has stalled

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While tires remain one of the most recycled products in the U.S., end-of-life markets are not keeping pace with the annual generation of scrap tires, a new report released by the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) reveals.

The 2019 Scrap Tire Management Report – USTMA’s 14th – reveals that almost 76% of scrap tires were recycled in products such as rubber modified asphalt, the manufacturing of automotive products and mulch for landscaping and other products, and tire-derived fuel in 2019. This is down from 96% in 2013, when scrap tire recycling peaked.

“Three decades after we successfully eliminated 94 …

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First Tires from Continental Plant Delivered to Southern Tire Mart

A specially-designed commemorative hauler recently carried the first shipments from Continental Tire in Clinton, Mississippi, to Southern Tire Mart locations throughout the state.

Southern Tire Mart says Continental ensured the business received the first shipment of tires from the new plant, in order to honor the partnership between the two companies.

The Clinton plant currently employees approximately 430 employees and produces large truck and bus tires for the U.S.

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Continental in talks to sell parts of Vitesco and ContiTech,

FRANKFURT — Continental plans to sell some of its automotive operations, including parts of powertrain arm Vitesco Technologies and rubber unit ContiTech, CEO Elmar Degenhart told a German business paper.

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Continental Launches App for Commercial Tire Dealers, Fleets

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Continental has released a new mobile app, which the company says makes it easy to get information about Continental products.

The tire and retread selector tool helps users choose the right tire based on fleet vocation, tire size and other factors. The dealer locator provides directions and contact information for nearby Continental dealers. The newsfeed keeps users up-to-date with the latest company news and new product launches.

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From mailroom to boardroom: Matt Livigni’s 30-year Continental journey

Matt Livigni wasn’t sure what to do. It was 1988 and he was about to graduate from high school, but didn’t have money for college. Three decades later, he has multiple degrees and is Managing Director of Continental’s Tire Division in Canada. This is a story of true career mobility.

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Continental Renames Port Tires: TerminalMaster V.ply

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Continental is changing the name of the StraddleMaster+ port tire to TerminalMaster V.ply.

 

The decision is accompanied by an expansion of the tire’s application recommendations: Until now, the tire was primarily designed for the use on straddle carriers in the port. In tests in the laboratory and in real-life use at customer premises, the tire has also been recommended for use at airports and for heavy-duty transport in the industrial sector. With the TerminalMaster V.ply, all areas of application are now united under the new name.

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