Benjamin Hübner has taken over as product line manager for Continental Commercial Specialty Tires’ Agricultural Tires business. In this function, he is responsible for the strategic development within the agricultural tyre segment.
Jörg Wörner has been named the new customer solutions engineer for earthmover tyres within Continental’s Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) business area. His arrival boosts the technical customer service operation in the EMEA region, which Continental says is “instrumental” in its drive to “focus directly on customers.”
CST has extended its sponsorship of Dutch football club Ajax Amsterdam for a further three years until the end of the 2020-21 season. The Cheng Shin Tire brand’s connection to the club dates back to 2013, and their partnership was expanded two years later. The current arrangement sees CST represented by in-stadium advertisements, logos on the Ajax Amsterdam team bus as well as through diverse promotions and social media campaigns for CST car and bicycle tyres.
CST will launch two new off-road tyre pairings at the EICMA motorcycle expo. At its stand at the Milan, Italy trade show, attendees will be able to see the enduro racing CM-723/724 and the motocross oriented CM-733/734. Both pairs aim to offer a competitive mix of performance characteristics and affordability.
Textron’s new Wildcat XX will roll on CST Behemoth tyres, the latest addition to the manufacturer’s off-road portfolio. Designed in collaboration with racing legend Robby Gordon, the Wildcat XX is a 1000cc off-road racer with features to conquer rocks, ruts or ravines. The Wildcat XX needed a tyre to match its all-round capabilities, and that is why Textron turned to the Behemoth, CST states.
The CST brand is perhaps best-known in the UK for its presence in the ATV market, with its tyres distributed by one-stop motorcycle parts and accessories shop Bickers. The Cheng Shin Group has announced it is to diversify its CST range in Europe with the addition of passenger car, van and 4×4 tyres to its expanding portfolio.
CST is expanding its UK ATV tyre portfolio with the addition of the Stag and Behemoth.
The launch of the Stag and Behemoth ranges coincides with the hopeful anticipation of warmer, dryer weather conditions bought about by the British summer. Whilst the Stag is an all-weather, all-conditions tyre that offers fantastic year-round performance, the Behemoth has been designed with dryer conditions in mind and is classed as an intermediate ATV tyre, designed to conquer any trail in woodlands or desert environments.
Two new field engineer appointments at Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) will support customers in the Americas. Albert Sumera will be responsible for the earthmover, industrial, solid tyre and other products in the USA and Canada, while Robert Reid will cover South America and Mexico. Both will report to Adrian Leu, senior manager technical solutions the Americas. Continental comments that the new positions are part of its CST 2025 growth strategy and coincide with the appointment of two new field engineers for EMEA.
A return to the agricultural tyre market is imminent, and Continental is preparing for its range’s market launch with the appointment of a new field engineer. Harm-Hendrik Lange began in this newly-created role within the Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) team on 1 June. A second newly-created appointment focuses on the earthmoving tyre business, which Continental returned to last year. Matthias Engelhardt is now the field engineer responsible for CST’s earthmoving tyre customers.
Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) has launched two new tyres for off-the-road applications – the Conti EM-Master, which is available in E3/L3 and E4/L4 versions, and the E4 Conti RDT-Master. The manufacturer says the tyres are customised for specific demands encountered in the construction and earthmover segment and offer “excellent traction and high cutting resistance” regardless of application condition, be it soft, muddy soil, solid terrain or anything in between. The first of these new ‘ContiEarth’ tyres will be available at the end of this year, and Continental says further sizes and tyre solutions are planned for 2016 and beyond.