Continental Reaches the Milestone of 1 Million Retreads

  • On Thursday, October 29th, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Continental will reach the target of 1 million retreads
  • The milestone will be achieved at Continental’s retreading facility in Morelia, Mexico

Mexico City, October 29, 2015.- On October 29th, at around 1:00 p.m., Continental will set a new record of 1 million retreads at its ContiLifeCycle™ facility located in Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacán.

The ContiLifeCycle plant, which began operations on December 1st, 2010, serves the markets of, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, Peru and the United States. The plant, which employs 70 people, has an installed capacity of 8,100 tons, which the company plans to increase to 9,500 tons.

Regarding this accomplishment, Frank Seeger, National Sales Manager at Continental’s Commercial Vehicle Tire Division, said: “Reaching the goal of one million retreads reflects our commitment to offering our customers the highest quality, most cost-effective solutions”.

“We started operations in our plant almost 5 years ago. Since then, we have been able to successfully overcome all the challenges we have been faced with, thanks to the synergy of the best materials, technologies, processes, systems, and, most notably, the excellence of our team,” said Arturo Cristiani, Manager of Continental’s ContiLifeCycle™ plant in Morelia. “All of this, combined with the leadership of our coworkers and the fact that we live by our organizational values every day, allows us to make the highest quality products for our customers,” Cristiani added.

The achievement of this major milestone of 1 million retreads is proof of Continental’s commitment to excellence, continuous improvement, and teamwork.
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Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international tire manufacturer, automotive supplier and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated sales of approximately €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 205,000 people in 53 countries.

The Tire Division currently has 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers with more than 47,000 employees, the Tire Division achieved sales of €9.8 billion in 2014.

Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and commercial specialty tires worldwide. The business unit is continuously developing from a pure tire manufacturer to a solution provider, offering a broad range of products, services and tire-related solutions.

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Giulianna Boffa
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1500-0962
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5202-1171 / 2623-1855
cristina@casanova.mx

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