Conti OE for Dacia Sandero
Continental reports that every second new Dacia Sandero, the latest model released by the Romanian manufacturer, rolls off the production line equipped with its tyres. The majority of these are ContiEcoContact 3 in size 185/65 R15 88T, produced at Conti’s Timisoara facility in Romania. This latest OE homologation continues a supply partnership between Dacia and the Timisoara factory that began in 2005.
“Tyres of the last technological generation have an important contribution to traffic safety,” commented Thierry Wipff, general manager of Continental’s Timisoara plant. “For us, the safety of our customers is of highest priority, a core criterion in conducting our activity and an important part of Continental’s vision.”
The German company’s relationship with the new Dacia is not restricted to tyres, however. In total, five of the six Continental divisions equip the vehicle with their technology, including sensor systems, electronic control units, piping and infotainment.
“We are there, where our customers are,” said Martin Zaloudek, Market Manager Tires for Continental in Romania. “For Continental, Romania is a strategic location for supplying the Eastern European automotive market. We are glad to extend our collaboration with Dacia from the Logan model, to the new Dacia Sandero model.”
Continental has been present in Romania since 1998. During this time the company, which employs more than 6,200 people there, has invested more than 350 million euros in the country.