Press Conference January 14 th 2009 Content History of Continental AG Mission of Continental AG Company Structure of Continental AG Continental in the Middle East Emirates for Universal Tyres LLC History of Continental AG
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October 8, 1871
Continental-Caoutchouc- und Gutta-Percha Compagnie is founded in Hanover as a joint stock company. Manufacturing at the main factory in Vahrenwalder Street includes soft rubber products, rubberized fabrics, solid tires for carriages and bicycles.
The rampant horse is adopted as trademark.
Triple victory for Daimlers fitted with Continental tires at the French Grand Prix.
In close collaboration with Daimler-Benz and Porsche, Continental repeats its pre-war successes on the track. Racing in cars fitted with Continental tires, drivers like Karl Kling, Stirling Moss and Juan Manuel Fangio win the 1952 Carrera Panamericana and the French, British, Dutch and Italian Grand Prix.
Opening of the Contidrom tire testing facility on the edge of the Lüneburg Heath. In 1994/95 the facility is more than doubled in size to enable the construction of new tracks, including a 3.8 kilometer handling course for high-performance cars. In 2001 a 3.7 kilometer track for noise assessment is opened.
Takeover of the European tire operations of Uniroyal, Inc., USA, gives Continental a wider base in Europe (photo: Aachen plant).
Acquisition of a US company's Automotive Brake and Chassis unit, the core of which is Alfred Teves GmbH in Frankfurt. Continental Teves and its worldwide operations are integrated into the Automotive Systems division.
Continental acquires Siemens VDO Automotive AG and advances to among the top five suppliers in the automotive industry worldwide, at the same time boosting its market position in Europe, North America and Asia.
Start of Partnership for Continental brand with Emirates for Universal Tyres LLC
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