Conti celebrates tyre manufacturer of the year TAFF award
Continental Tyre Group’s management is reportedly “delighted” after the company was named Tyre Manufacturer of the Year 2012 by the NTDA (National Tyre Distributors Association) at the association’s annual dinner and Tyre and Fast Fit (TAFF) awards ceremony.
Following managing director David Smith’s acceptance of the accolade, the company issued a statement suggesting it the company’s approach was behind the success: “Whether it’s offering unique support provided to customers or developing innovative products, Continental invests heavily across its ranges. From working with manufacturers in developing extended mobility products such as the ContiSeal, the puncture resistant tyre, to making further advancements in winter tyre technology with the ContiWinterContact TS850, Continental remains at the forefront of tyre development.”
Continental is one of the leading manufacturers of passenger and light truck tyres in Europe purportedly number one in original equipment and winter tyres, and the world’s fourth largest passenger tyre manufacturer. Its commercial vehicle tyre business is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and industrial tyres worldwide. The product development focus of the Continental brand is to optimize all safety-relevant characteristics, while simultaneously minimising rolling resistance.
Managing director for Continental, David Smith, commented on the win; “We are delighted that our work and efforts have been recognised at the highest level, by the industry itself. I am particularly proud of my team who work hard to drive standards forward and make us the leading brand in the industry.”
See November’s Tyres & Accessories for complete coverage of the TAFF awards and the NTDA annual dinner.