Conti tyre cord plant turns 125
It’s as old as the pneumatic tyre itself – this year, Continental Tire the Americas’ Aldora Mills tyre cord plant in Barnesville, Georgia celebrates 125 years in operation. The facility began life as a cotton mill in 1888 and began producing tyre cord around 1920. Today the 82,500 square metre plant produces around 16 thousand tonnes of tyre cord fabric a year for use in the manufacture of passenger car and light commercial vehicle tyres.
“The employees at the Aldora facility are valued members of our Continental family and the material produced at this facility is an essential component of our tyres,” said CTA chief executive officer Jochen Etzel at an event marking the anniversary. “Aldora is one of the most modern tyre cord production plants in the world. Its successful 125 years is attributed to the employees and family members celebrating with us today as well as past employees dating back all the way to 1888.”