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C.A.R.E. package – Continental presents tyre concept

C.A.R.E. package – Continental presents tyre concept

13th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Several tyre makers have presented their vision of future products. Michelin, for example, showed the world its Vision concept in 2017 and more recently its Uptis Prototype. Goodyear has its IntelliGrip Urban, Oxygene and Eagle-360, and Bridgestone has ologic technology. Continental unveiled its take on the future at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA) this week.

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Rubberway: Michelin & Continental team up for rubber supply chain JV

Rubberway: Michelin & Continental team up for rubber supply chain JV

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The natural rubber supply chain is very complex. It includes around six million farmers, 100,000 intermediaries and over 500 processing plants. To bring greater transparency to the supply chain, two ‘top-five’ tyre makers are now cooperating with a third party in a joint venture: Michelin and Continental, together with IT agricultural specialist Smag, have formed a company to further develop and deploy a technological solution for mapping sustainability practices. The client-facing portion of this technology is a smartphone app called Rubberway.

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Michelin-Continental JV not tyre related

Michelin-Continental JV not tyre related

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has responded to news published by Reuters yesterday regarding a joint venture with Continental and French agricultural IT services company SMAG. It confirms that the three parties will enter into a joint venture, however it will not be – as stated by Reuters – related to tyre production.

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Retreading: Continental talks environmental benefits

Retreading: Continental talks environmental benefits

13th August 2019 | 0 Comments

In addition to saving money, truck fleet operators can reduce their vehicles’ environmental footprint by adopting a tyre programme that includes retreading. In light of the current public debate about CO2, Continental has shared on how its ContiRe retreads can help.

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Continental: No EV battery cell production, but greater focus upon electromobility

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

In the past it remained open to a potential investment in solid-state battery cell production, however Continental has now ruled out entering this market. Andreas Wolf, chief executive officer of the company’s Powertrain business, states that “the disruptive market no longer offers any attractive economic prospects for battery cell production for Continental.”

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Continental discussing ‘need for action’ with employee representatives

Continental discussing ‘need for action’ with employee representatives

7th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental is the latest automotive sector company to report lower year-on-year income in the second quarter of the year. The tyre maker and automotive systems supplier describes its fiscal performance during the period as “an overall solid” result despite a “sharply declining market.” It is nevertheless considering ways of keeping its production costs in check, and will report its progress to this end in the weeks to come.

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Lookalike tyres fail to stump the experts

Lookalike tyres fail to stump the experts

1st August 2019 | 0 Comments

You have to get up early to fool a Tyrepress.com reader. A couple of weeks ago we asked who could correctly identify five winter tyres with remarkably similar tread patterns – and most respondents could.

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Continental plant reaches ContiSeal milestone

Continental plant reaches ContiSeal milestone

31st July 2019 | 0 Comments

As of this month, 15 million tyres featuring ContiSeal self-sealing technology have been produced at the Continental factory in Lousado, Portugal. The 15 millionth tyre, a size 255/45 R 19 ContiSportContact 5 SUV destined for original equipment fitment on a Volkswagen, was produced on 23 July and gave cause for a minor celebration at the plant.

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Van tyres: Continental launches VanContact Eco

Van tyres: Continental launches VanContact Eco

23rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

A new Continental light commercial vehicle tyre range is being rolled out. It’s called the VanContact Eco, and Continental says the tyre offers “offers impressively high mileage, delivers precise handling and short braking distances on wet and dry roads” as well as lower rolling resistance than its predecessor, the ContiVanContact 200. This claim is backed up by the range’s EU tyre label rating – key VanContact Eco sizes come with an A/A rating for wet braking and fuel efficiency.

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Less optimistic: Continental revises 2019 outlook, announces preliminary Q2 results

23rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental has readjusted the full-year 2019 outlook for its tyre-making Rubber Group, primarily in response to declining global car and light vehicle production. It has also readjusted the outlook for its Automotive Group business for the same reason.

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Functional design or identity crisis?

Functional design or identity crisis?

17th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Directional or v-shaped treads offer several advantages on wet and snow-covered roads. Such patterns provide good levels of traction and also effectively remove water from the contact patch, thus offering stability and protection against aquaplaning. These characteristics make directional patterns an obvious choice for winter and all-season tyres, and it’s no surprise that the v-shaped tread is well-represented in these segments.

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Continental takes over Netherlands tyre distribution from Pon

17th July 2019 | 0 Comments

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.

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Continental wins tyre design complaint against wholesaler Heuver

15th July 2019 | 0 Comments

A German court has ruled that certain Aeolus truck tyres infringe an EU design patent held by Continental. The matter has been resolved by an out-of-court settlement that covers damages and a recall of the products in question.

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Continental starts work on motorcycle tyre plant in Thailand

Continental starts work on motorcycle tyre plant in Thailand

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The foundation stone for a new Continental motorcycle tyre factory in Thailand was laid yesterday. The facility in Rayong province will be built alongside the Continental passenger car tyre plant that entered service in March.

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Continental acquires R&J Strang

Continental acquires R&J Strang

9th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Continental Tyre Group has acquired Scottish commercial fleet servicing company R&J Strang Tyre Services Ltd. The company stated that the latest acquisition represents a further step to strengthen its overall commercial fleet service offering across the UK and Ireland.

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