Continental Wins MAN Trucknology Supplier Award
Continental Truck Tyres has won the Trucknology Supplier Award presented by MAN. Marking the award the MAN Nutzfahrzeuge citation noted: Continental AG’s “enormous reliability in terms of meeting deadlines and maintaining quality,” adding: “Furthermore, Continental has often been able to intervene at short notice where supply shortages have arisen, and thus played a major role in ensuring that we had tyres for all our vehicles in 2007.”
MAN grants a Trucknology Supplier Award to up to 10 suppliers every year, evaluating reliability, efficiency, innovation, technical competence, quality, cost, and logistics. Vehicle development and tyre design are coordinated from the outset to ensure that new products can roll out on time.
Peter Matzke, head of the international original equipment unit in the Truck Tyres Division at Continental believes the award is in recognition for the work of recent years and commented: “We aim to meet the highest standards in everything we do, so of course that includes satisfied original equipment customers. That’s why my team and I are so pleased to have won this prize.”
Continental AG’s Commercial Vehicle Tyres division, which oversees the development, production and global distribution of truck, bus and industrial tyres, posted a turnover of approximately 1.5 billion euros in 2007 with a workforce of over 8,000 employees.