Founded in 1871 in Hanover Germany, Continental is the fourth largest tire manufacturer in the world.
Over the last 144 years, it has grown into a global conglomerate employing 160,000 people in 190
Strong German Engineering Traditions
German companies are known for their engineering excellence, and Continental is no exception. The
company is passionate about performance : delivering trend-setting innovations, high performance
products and quality without compromise.
Continental has many innovations and patents to its credit. In 1904, it became the first company
anywhere to develop car tires with tread patterns. In 1987, with ContiEcoContact tires, it became the
first manufacturer to market environment-friendly car tires.
Europe’s market leader for Car tires
The high-quality of Continental tires is also confirmed by the confidence vehicle manufacturers have as
the long-standing market leader in the European Original Equipment segment with a market share of
As Europe’s market leader for car tires, Continental places particular value on all safety-relevant
characteristics, whilst at the same time ensuring that driving comfort and fun at the wheel are by no
means neglected. Continental makes individual mobility safer and more comfortable, and that includes
safety when cornering and safety when braking.
Furthermore, regular tire tests carried out by leading international trade magazines serve to underline
Continental’s leading position in the market and clear focus on safety.
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