The future of Continental is taking shape – 15 months after holding a groundbreaking ceremony for its new headquarters site in Hannover, Germany, last week the tyre maker and automotive systems provider held a topping out ceremony for the facility. During the ceremony, Continental chief executive officer Dr Elmar Degenhart reported that the progress remains “right on schedule” and the buildings will be ready to be occupied in time for the company’s 150th anniversary in 2021.
Plans for a new factory may be on hold, but Sentury Tire USA says demand for its tyre brands is growing – and this growth has necessitated the operation’s move to a larger headquarters and warehouse. The new corporate office and warehouse, twice the size of the former location, is located in Hialeah, Florida.
The foundation stone for Continental’s new headquarters in Hannover, Germany is now in place, and the company says its construction project is on schedule. Chief executive officer Dr Elmar Degenhart and Executive Board members Dr Ariane Reinhart and Wolfgang Schäfer hosted a ceremony to mark the occasion at the construction site last Wednesday.
Synthetic rubber and chemicals company Asahi Kasei is relocating its European headquarters. Asahi Kasei Europe (AKEU) will remain in Düsseldorf, Germany, however in the second half of 2020 will move to a location in Düsseldorf harbour. In this new location, the company intends to consolidate its sales, marketing and R&D activities, thereby further enhancing its business approach to the European automotive industry.
In India, the lighting of a lamp symbolises new beginnings. For BKT, this tradition was a fitting gesture for observing a significant step in what it calls the ‘Next Level’: The lighting ceremony marked the start of festivities to celebrate the inauguration of BKT’s rebuilt European headquarters on 5 April.
While Goodyear celebrates ‘120 Years of Innovation’ in 2018, in South Africa the company is also celebrating moving to a new headquarters at the Hertford Office Park in Midrand. Goodyear South Africa has consolidated its Johannesburg-based offices to support the dompany’s business strategy of business simplification, increased efficiencies and enabling effective employee engagement.
The first sods of earth in the construction of the new Continental headquarters in Hannover, Germany were turned yesterday at an official groundbreaking ceremony. The facility, which carries the snappy title Continental Campus, is expected to be finished by the end of 2020 and provide space for 1,250 employees. The entire headquarters workforce should be housed in the new buildings by 2021, the company’s 150th anniversary.
Bridgestone has opened its refurbished UK offices in Warwick with the help of local MP Matt Western. The company’s Bridgestone House offices in Tachbrook Park, its UK home for 20 years, have undergone a radical facelift since the beginning of the year. Opened by the Labour MP on Wednesday 31 May, the refurbishment cements its position in the Midlands, the company states.
At a ceremony yesterday, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. celebrated the official opening of its new headquarters building, Bridgestone Tower. Located in Nashville, Tennessee, the 514,000-square foot (47,750 square metre), 30-storey tower is now home to more than 1,700 Bridgestone employees.
Maitech Tire, the manufacturer of speciality, OTR, construction, mining and industrial tyres, has established a new, purpose-built European techno/commercial office at its headquarters in Verona, Italy. The company is holding a series of open days at its 16,000 square metre complex for selected customers, OEMs and companies from Maitech’s global network of dedicated partners.
When Continental AG set out its plans for building a new headquarters in Hannover, Germany, it talked about a project that would “reach into the high double-digit million-euro range.” One German newspaper writes that the tyre and automotive systems manufacturer is now looking at a bill more than twice this amount.
Kirkby Tyres’ 2017 expansion programme will see its first warehouse completed in December 2017, with the 80,000sqft of new floor space, across nine additional new warehouses, fully operational by March 2018. In total, Kirkby will fit in 2,500 additional tyre racking units, enabling 8.9m high tyre storage facilities. The wholesaler will also add 10 more loading bays to its operation. In order to realise this expansion, Kirkby purchased three acres of land adjacent to its Speke headquarters, allowing it to increase its stock capacity and further improve its logistical operations, and increasing its total footprint to approximately nine acres. Kirkby added that the expansion would require more local personnel to be employed, and enable the company to offer customers a wider range of brands, sizes and applications.
Setting foot inside the entrance of Oak Tyres’ new Newton-le-Willows headquarters, it is clear that the company has made a conscious decision to present a stride forwards in the professionalism of its operations. Renovations to the previously semi-derelict three floor building were taken on as a special project headed by the company’s Gary Cross around 18 months ago; “almost finished” when Tyres & Accessories visited, a strong, corporate aesthetic has been employed, with colours and imagery from the Oak Group’s own Davanti tyre brand, as well as exclusively distributed lines, such as Landsail, added to Oak’s red and greyscale CI.
Hankook has relocated its European headquarters and German office. The companies have moved into a new office building nearby its previous Neu-Isenburg site effective 26 June. The move was driven by the need for more space for expansion. Other motivations include the lack of high-speed data transmission technology at the old location.