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Continental, Bandvulc fleet services merging

Continental, Bandvulc fleet services merging

12th November 2018 | 0 Comments

In the more than two years since Continental Tyre Group acquired Bandvulc, both the Conti360° Fleet Services network and the Bandvulc Plus+ fleet services continued to run in parallel, with customers receiving services from both brands. This will now change – Continental Tyre has announced the merger of Conti360° and Bandvulc Plus+. The two operations will unite as Conti360° Fleet Services, with Bandvulc’s key partners joining Continental’s current Conti360° Fleet Services.

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Continental Q3 2018 results

Continental Q3 2018 results

12th November 2018 | 0 Comments

German tyre and automotive systems manufacturer Continental AG has reported Q3 2018 sales of 10.8 billion euros, a result just a whisker higher than the company achieved a year earlier. Adjusted EBIT amounted to 771.8 million euros, 30.1 per cent lower than last year’s result. Adjusted EBIT of 771.8 million equates to an adjusted operating margin of 7.2 per cent; the margin was 10.3 per cent in Q3 2017.

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Continental appoints new communications officer for UK & Ireland

Continental appoints new communications officer for UK & Ireland

1st November 2018 | 0 Comments

Samara Edwards Amos has become communications officer at Continental Tyre Group, and in this role will offer internal and external communications support across the UK and Ireland. She will support the company’s communications and automotive partnerships manager, Mark Griffiths, with media enquires across Continental product lines.

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ContiFlexStud – Continental’s ‘breakthrough’ for hard winter conditions

ContiFlexStud – Continental’s ‘breakthrough’ for hard winter conditions

1st November 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has unveiled its latest tyre technology innovation, ContiFlexStud. The manufacturer calls this a “whole new type of stud that signifies an exciting revolution in the winter driving experience.” A completely new design, ContiFlexStud is said to deliver dramatically reduced road wear, grip on ice, longer-lasting performance over lifetime and less interior stud noise.

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Dirk Abendroth named CTO of new Continental Automotive sector

Dirk Abendroth named CTO of new Continental Automotive sector

1st November 2018 | 0 Comments

Dr Dirk Abendroth has been appointed chief technology officer of the Continental Automotive group that will be created when the company’s restructuring takes effect on 1 January 2019. In this role, Abendroth will assume responsibility for global research and development for autonomous driving and connected mobility, technologies that will be brought together within the group by the end of next year.

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Continental publishes sustainable natural rubber policy

Continental publishes sustainable natural rubber policy

30th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Several Tire Industry Project members have published sustainable natural rubber procurement policies of late. Yokohama and Hankook published theirs this month, and so did Continental. The company says its Sustainable Natural Rubber Sourcing Policy will guide the Rubber Group in detecting risks to workers, communities, forests, biodiversity and agricultural land, such as deforestation, corruption and land grabbing, in the early stages.

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Continental: New EcoContact 6 offers double-digit improvement in mileage, rolling resistance

Continental: New EcoContact 6 offers double-digit improvement in mileage, rolling resistance

29th October 2018 | 0 Comments

With the new EcoContact 6, Continental says it has launched a summer car tyre that “delivers substantial improvements in terms of rolling resistance, mileage, steering precision and braking distances.” The tyre has already original equipment approvals from a dozen European vehicle manufacturers for subcompact to mid-range cars, and volume production of the range for the replacement market has now begun. By next March, 112 dimensions for 13- to 22-inch rim diameters will be available.

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Continental adds features to ContiConnect

Continental adds features to ContiConnect

29th October 2018 | 0 Comments

The first update made to the ContiConnect digital tyre monitoring platform has gone live. Continental has added further functions to the web portal and refreshed its look. The new features also link ContiConnect services directly with fleet operations, enabling digital monitoring data to be used during tyre maintenance.

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Tony Stapleton appointed head of fleet sales, Continental UK and Eire

Tony Stapleton appointed head of fleet sales, Continental UK and Eire

23rd October 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental has named Tony Stapleton as head of fleet sales, Continental UK and Eire in an announcement at the Conti360° Fleet Services Network Conference. According to the company, the new role will support the consolidation of Continental and Bandvulc’s fleet networks, strengthening Continental’s position as a leading voice in fleet management.

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Tyre manufacturer share prices fall as demand loses pressure

Tyre manufacturer share prices fall as demand loses pressure

19th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Shares in tyre manufacturers dropped by as much as 9 per cent on Friday 19th October 2018, following Michelin reports that third quarter demand was down and that it was not expected to improve in the fourth quarter. Shares fell 6 per cent in early Paris trading to a seven-year low, but continued downwards and were down more than 9 per cent by mid-afternoon to 89.54 euros.

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Continental wins in sport auto tyre test

Continental wins in sport auto tyre test

19th October 2018 | 0 Comments

If I were a winter tyre developer at Continental, I’d be getting smug by this point in time. The brand can boast yet another tyre test win, this time with sport auto. The German performance car magazine has named the WinterContact TS 850 P victor of its six-brand test.

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Continental to supply JLG telehanders with jointly-developed tyre

Continental to supply JLG telehanders with jointly-developed tyre

19th October 2018 | 0 Comments

A new five-year supply agreement names Continental as solid tyre provider for JLG telehanders. The two companies have also worked together to develop a tyre for these machines. The resulting product is called the Continental TeleMaster, and this tyre is the priority fitment on all JLG telehandlers manufactured and sold.

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Continental introduces new drive axle winter tyre for coaches

Continental introduces new drive axle winter tyre for coaches

18th October 2018 | 0 Comments

A new Continental drive axle tyre developed specifically for fitment on coaches aims to provide passengers with enhanced safety during the winter months. The tyre maker claims its HDW2 Coach “outperforms M+S tyres and exceeds the performance requirements of the 3PMSF certification.”

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From T2 to TractorMaster – Continental’s 90 years in agri tyres

From T2 to TractorMaster – Continental’s 90 years in agri tyres

15th October 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s back in the agricultural tyre game and will offer more than 100 agricultural sizes by 2019, however Continental is no newcomer to the business. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the introduction of Continental’s first pneumatic agricultural tyre.

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Continental Americas recalls 1,990 truck tyres

12th October 2018 | 0 Comments

Continental Tire Americas has recalled 1990 commercial vehicle tyres, which could have tyre cords visible through the inner liner. According to a NHTSA statement, the 11R22.5 Conti Hybrid HS3 Load Range H tyres were produced between 25 February – April 7 2018 and were originally sold as OE and on the replacement market in the US, Canada, and Mexico.

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