Products for Commercial Specialty Vehicles
Since its foundation, the Germany-based company Continental has continued to grow - and so has the Business Unit Commercial Vehicle Tyres.
The production plant in Korbach (Germany) is created as an offshoot of the Mitteldeutsche Gummiwarenfabrik Louis Peter AG.
Takeover of the European tyre operations of Uniroyal, Inc., USA, gives Continental a wider base in Europe.
Acquisition of the North American tyre manufacturer General Tire, Inc. including the plant in Mount Vernon (USA).
Acquisition of the Otrokovice (Czech Republic) plant. Barum becomes part of the Continental Group.
Continental reinforces its position as global tyre manufacturer by adding a site in South Africa (Port Elizabeth).
Opening of the Camaçari (Brazil) plant.
Continental acquires a majority interest in the Slovak company Continental Matator Rubber s.r.o.
Joint venture with Eu-Retec (Pvt) Ltd in Sri Lanka to produce solid tyres, adding the plant in Kalutara (Sri Lanka).
Acquisition of the Modi Tyres Company Ltd. including the plants in Modipuram and Partapur (India).
Continental Sime Tyre Sdn. Bhd. becomes a fully owned subsidiary of Continental Corporation and is renamed as Continental Tyre Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
The ContiLifeCycle™ plant in Hanover (Germany) is established as the world's first fully integrated plant for hot retreading tyres and rubber recycling.