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Briefing: 48V mild hybrids (3)

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Management briefing: 48V mild hybrids (2)

Calum MacRae | 20 Feb 2015

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COMMENT: A Tyre for all Seasons

Simon Warburton | 6 Feb 2015

We have quite a conundrum sat here in the north west European outpost of the UK, looking at our Continental cousins undertake the twice-yearly dance involved in changing tyres as the seasons come and go.

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Q&A: ContiTech’s newly appointed aftermarket head

Matthew Beecham | 23 Oct 2015

As part of Continental Corp, ContiTech is a major supplier of a variety of technical rubber products and specialist for plastics technology. While at the 2015 Equip Auto show, Matthew Beecham met with Rolf Sudmann who recently took charge of Contitech’s automotive aftermarket segment.

Q&A: Continental on trends in the brakes market

Matthew Beecham | 1 Oct 2015

Continuing just-auto's series of interviews with tier one braking system suppliers, Matthew Beecham caught-up with Felix Bietenbeck, executive vice president, business unit vehicle dynamics, Continental Corporation.

Latest News

Continental Q3 earnings lower than expected

Dave Leggett | 11 Nov 2015

Although Continental has posted third quarter net income up 28%, the results came in under analyst expectations on slower growth in China and ahead of the crucial winter tyre season.

Navistar, Continental sign five-year tyre deal

Graeme Roberts | 6 Oct 2015

Navistar and Continental Tyre have signed a letter of intent for a five year supply agreement for tyres for International brand medium-duty, severe service and heavy-duty trucks and all IC Bus brand school buses.

Schaeffler prepares for flotation

Dave Leggett | 22 Sep 2015

Privately controlled Schaeffler is gearing up for a public listing in Frankfurt. It said it will place up to 166 million new and existing non-voting common shares of Schaeffler AG with institutional investors and to list these shares on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.

Continental breaks ground on Sumter expansion

Graeme Roberts | 10 Sep 2015

Continental has broken ground on the expansion of its Sumter factory, which will increase tyre production capacity from approximately 4m units planned for 2016 to 8m units and will more than double the current 700 jobs to 1,600. Tyres produced at the Sumter plant will help meet the increasing demand for Continental and General brand tyres from both aftermarket business and automotive manufacturers.

Continental reaffirms 2015 profit forecast

Graeme Roberts | 9 Sep 2015

Continental is on track to achieve its 2015 profit forecast, finance chief Wolfgang Schaefer said.

Conti and Daimler upbeat on China

Dave Leggett | 8 Sep 2015

Continental's CFO has told Bloomberg that after a pause for the remainder of 2015, automotive production in China should resume growth again in 2016. He also said that the latest stockmarket falls in China were an “overreaction”.

Continental postpones talks with Gifhorn workers

Graeme Roberts | 7 Sep 2015

Continental has postponed further talks with Gifhorn plant union representatives on layoffs and cost cutting.

Schaeffler puts roll control in volume production

Simon Warburton | 4 Sep 2015

Schaeffler says its electro-mechanical active roll control has entered volume production, replacing the previous standard hydraulic stabilisers, which minimise rolling motion of the vehicle body when going around curves or during evasive manoeuvres.

Continental supplies Toyota sensor module

Simon Warburton | 28 Aug 2015

Continental says it has supplied its integrated sensor module for Toyota’s safety system - 'Toyota Safety Sense C.'

Conti partners Global NCAP on safety campaign

Dave Leggett | 19 Aug 2015

Continental's Chassis & Safety and Tyre Divisions are partnering the Global NCAP 'Stop the Crash' information campaign, an initiative of Global NCAP, the London, UK-based umbrella body of the worldwide NCAP consumer organisations for new-car safety testing.

VW nominates 44 suppliers for collaboration

Simon Warburton | 10 Aug 2015

Volkswagen Group has nominated the first 44 suppliers who will be collaborating on a new common strategic level under the joint FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks) initiative.

Continental raises its guidance on strong H1

Dave Leggett | 4 Aug 2015

Continental has raised its forecast for 2015 profitability on strong first half earnings results bolstered by lower raw material costs.

Continental inks EUR17m Serbia plant MoU

Simon Warburton | 9 Jul 2015

Continental and the Serbian Economy Ministry have inked an MoU to start a EUR17m (US$18.8m) plant in Subotica employing 500 staff.

ContiTech opens compounding centre in Changshu

Dave Leggett | 8 Jul 2015

ContiTech says it has reached another historic milestone on the Chinese market with the start of its production facility for rubber compounds in Changshu.

Continental starts China Plastic Mechatronic line

Simon Warburton | 8 Jul 2015

Continental has launched its new Plastic Mechatronic (PMT) Line of Transmission Business Unit in Tianjin, enabling the supplier to enter a new business area in China.

Continental finalises Elektrobit buy

Graeme Roberts | 2 Jul 2015

Continental has finalised its purchase of Elektrobit Automotive Group, formerly wholly owned by Finnish Elektrobit, Helsinki.

Mercedes supply unit committed to stay in Russia

Simon Warburton | 18 Jun 2015

Mercedes-Benz Vans Russia's supply quality control unit says it does not make sense to "go in and out" of the troubled market, which is currently beset by myriad challenges stemming partly from international disapproval of what many see as Moscow's actions in Eastern Ukraine and de facto annexation of Crimea.

Continental plans new Chinese plant with Hasco

Graeme Roberts | 18 Jun 2015

Continental has announced the start of its new Chongqing plant partnered with Huayu Automotive Systems (HASCO) at a signing ceremony.

Continental to boost Hefei tyre plant capacity

Graeme Roberts | 4 Jun 2015

Following an investment agreement with provincial and local authorities at the end of April, Continental said it would "substantially" increase tyre production at its Hefei plant in China.

Continental unveils impulse touchscreen

Simon Warburton | 1 Jun 2015

Continental says it has devceloped a touchscreen with impulse feedback which can be felt through drivers' fingers, indicating the operation has been triggered and understood by the system.

Continental now owns 100% Emitec 100%

Graeme Roberts | 28 May 2015

Following an earlier announcement of intent, Continental has now acquired GKN's 50% stake in their joint venture Emitec Emission Control Technologies.

Continental provides Skoda Superb tyres

Simon Warburton | 21 May 2015

Continental says Škoda has approved its ContiEcoContact 5 and ContiPremiumContact 5 tyres as original equipment for its Superb model.

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Continental AG (Germany)

Continental AG (Germany)

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MarketLine's Company Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Partnerships & Alliances and Investments reports offer a comprehensive breakdown of the organic and inorganic growth activity undertaken by an organi...

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Continental Aktiengesellschaft (CON) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

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