In February 2014 Continental received an award from trade journal “Tire Technology International”. An international expert jury named Continental Tyre Manufacturer of the Year.
Jury member David Shaw, Head of Research at Tyre Industry Research, had this to say: “To my mind, Continental has combined the global strategic view with great products and a vision of a more sustainable future. The new plant in Sumter, USA, shows commitment to a global future, while the Hurricane machine demonstrates a desire to reduce, reuse and recycle. Meanwhile, their car and truck tyre products continue to win praise from independent testers and fleets.”
“We are delighted to be named Tyre Manufacturer of the Year 2014,” said Nikolai Setzer, Continental Executive Board Member responsible for the Tyre Division. “As our Tyre Division is currently midway through realising its Vision 2025, the timing couldn't be better. This is great appreciation for our global tyre team for the successful execution of our long-term growth plan which also includes extending the high-tech testing capabilities of our proving grounds as well as investing in new premium products, processes and technologies at the highest level.
The Tire Technology International Awards for Innovation and Excellence are a celebration of far-sighted endeavour in the field of tyre development and manufacturing. A shortlist of contenders is drawn up based on nominations from readers and the editorial team at Tire Technology International. The shortlist is then passed on to an independent jury of international tyre experts who evaluate the nominees and select the winners. The awards are presented each year in February at a ceremony staged at the Tire Technology Expo fair in Cologne, Germany.