Where are Continental tires made?

Continental produces 85 million car tires annually in Europe

Continental produces summer and winter tires in all European plants. The Group's largest tire plant is located in Otrokovice in the Czech Republic, where more than 21 million car tires are "baked" every year. "Production in our plants is anti-cyclical", explains Alexander Lührs, press spokesman for Continental: "In summer the plants are already producing winter tires so that we can deliver the goods we have ordered on time for autumn". It is quite possible that the winter tires come from Aachen or from Lousado in Portugal. "The quality assurance in our plants is of a very high standard worldwide," says Alexander Lührs. "Regardless of which plant the products come from, they all have to meet the same requirements in terms of their properties."

Today, Continental is the largest car tire manufacturer in Europe. As the largest tire supplier to the European vehicle industry, Continental currently holds a good 30 percent market share in original equipment tires. Since 2003, the lead over the competition has been gradually expanded. 13 plants worldwide produce around 110 million car and van tires annually. The group includes the brands Continental, Uniroyal, Semperit, Barum, Gislaved, Viking, Euzkadi, General Tire, Matador, Mabor and Sime Tire.

With targeted sales of more than EUR 26.4 billion in 2008, the Continental Corporation is one of the world's leading automotive suppliers. As a supplier of tires, braking systems, systems and components for drive systems and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics and technical elastomer products, the company contributes to greater driving safety and climate protection. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automotive communication. The company currently employs around 150,000 people at almost 200 locations in 36 countries.

The tire divisions are an official sponsor of the UEFA EURO 2008 (TM) in Austria and Switzerland and the 2010 FIFA World CupTM in South Africa. You can find more information on this at www.ContiSoccerWorld.de, www.contifanworld.com and www.conti-online.com.