150 YEARS OF INNOVATION AND PROGRESS
Continental has a history of success going all the way back to 1871, when the company was first established in Hanover, Germany. Wherever people strive to turn their ideas of mobility into reality, we’re ready to support them. It's a common thread running through every era of our history; our technologies, systems and service solutions make mobility and transport more sustainable, safer, more convenient, more customized, and more affordable.
There’s quite a lot of ground to cover, so to speak, but here’s a summary of the key phases in 150 years of innovation and progress – and a tantalizing glimpse into the future.
Tires are the essential point of contact between your car and the road. We work to ensure that your tires will always offer excellent braking, maximum safety, and pure driving pleasure. That’s why Continental is one of the leading manufacturers of passenger and light truck tires in Europe. We’re also one of the world's largest passenger tire manufacturers in the original equipment and replacement market.But wait, there’s more. We rank among the top five automotive suppliers worldwide, with divisions specializing in brake systems, instrumentation, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, vehicle electronics, infotainment solutions, and technical elastomers. And worldwide, the corporation has more than 244,000 employees in 61 countries and 554 locations. That’s a big family.
So as you can see, a passion for mobility is at the heart of everything we do. And our goal is to make mobility cleaner, safer, more intelligent and affordable for everyone.
For more than 140 years we’ve building tires: small ones, thin ones, big ones, fast ones. We grant people trust, reliability and safety. This allows you to focus on the important things in your life - like being a parent, spending quality time with your friends and loved ones.
Use our tire selector to find the perfect set of Continental tires for your vehicle.