As of 1 July, Brussels-based Continental subsidiary Continental Benelux has taken over exclusive distribution of Continental car, van and industrial tyres in the Netherlands from Continental Banden Groep (CBG). Continental Benelux is already responsible for the Continental commercial vehicle tyre range in this market, having taken on direct distribution five years ago.
Hans Mulder has been appointed director of Continental Banden Groep BV, the Pon Tyre Group company responsible for distributing the Continental, Uniroyal, Semperit, Gislaved and Achilles tyre brands in the Netherlands.
On 1 September 2015 former Continental Banden Groep managing director, Bert Stellinga, took on a direct role in Pon Tyre Group as director of marketing intelligence and pricing. Jannes Bouman takes over as MD of Conti Banden on an interim basis. Pon Tyre Group owns businesses including Continental Banden Groep, Euro-Tyre and Reifen Gundlach.