In Europe today, nearly every third car that rolls off the production line is fitted with Continental tires, making us the number one original equipment manufacturer in Europe.
To us, this eminent position and the trust shown in our tires by all the major premium manufacturers (i.e. Volkswagen, Opel, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Renault and many more) is the best proof of the recognised quality of our products. If the world´s top car manufacturers place their trust in us, so can you!
It all begins with the customers. They want to find a tire that perfectly suits their every requirement. And it all ends with the customers as well - receiving exactly the tire they are looking for, from us.
There are a number of steps in between. There is a close coordination process: from performance specifications to initial hypotheses and simulations, from the specific material mix to the first prototypes and, of course, last but not least, extensive testing.
Before any car is launched on the market, we work closely with our automotive industry clients to carefully plan its tires down to the last detail. Requirements and requests may vary, but there´s one element that always remains the same: safety comes first! There's nothing more important to us or to our automotive partners than your safety. Thanks to the innovative ideas of our research and development team, and their several decades of experience, every Continental tire is able to combine maximum safety with individual requirements and optimum ride comfort.
With particular regard to original equipment tires, our R & D department has a close relationship with all our clients. By understanding their wishes at an early stage and constantly working to harmonise our client’s requirements with our development advances, we are able to optimise our product specifications to match the complete vehicle platform concerned. This is how we meet the highest demands - and set new standards.