Continental Celebrates 150 Year Anniversary

Continental, one of the largest tire and automotive technology suppliers in the world, is celebrating its 150th year in business in 2021. The company was founded in Hanover, Germany, in 1871. Over the next 15 decades, Continental 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. Worldwide, three out of every four vehicles on the road are equipped with the company’s tires or automotive technologies. An estimated one billion people place their trust in Continental every day.

Throughout this year, Continental will celebrate the company’s esteemed history with stories on how it became a driving force of technological progress.

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.

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