Tire and automotive technology supplier Continental is celebrating its 150th Anniversary. Founded in 1871 in Hanover, Germany as a rubber manufacturer, Continental has transformed from a local manufacturer of tires and soft rubber products to an international technology company.
Today, Continental has nearly 15,000 employees in the U.S., and worldwide, three out of every four vehicles on the road are equipped with the company’s tires or automotive technologies.
Throughout this year, Continental will celebrate the company’s esteemed history with stories on how it became a driving force of technological progress — with 15 decades of helping customers see the opportunities of “The Future In Motion.”
In 2019, Continental was one of the two most recognized brands in U.S. Consumer Reports' top tire picks, tying for first place in the all-season light truck category and taking second place in three others. The same year, the company’s commercial fleet monitoring solution, ContiConnect Yard Reader, was named a top new product by Constructech, Construction Equipment, and Today’s Trucking magazines.