Continental AG

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Continental AG
TypePublicly traded company
When it was created1871
HeadquartersHanover, Germany
Key peopleElmar Degenhart, CEO
Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman
Things madeTires, brake systems, powertrain and chassis components, automotive safety, vehicle electronics[1]
Money earned34.5 billion (2014)[2] Decrease 32.7 billion (2012)[3]
Operating income€3.073 billion (2012)[3]
Profitc. €1.9 billion (2012)[3]
Total equity€7.543 billion (end 2011)[3]
Employeesc. 190,000 (end 2014)[4]

Continental AG is a leading German automotive manufacturing company specializing in tires, brake systems, automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs, and other parts for the automotive and transportation industries. Continental is based in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany.

Continental was founded in 1871 as a rubber manufacturer, Continental-Caoutchouc und Gutta-Percha Compagnie.[5]

Continental is the world's 4th largest tire manufacturer.[6]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Continental Automotive -The Automotive Group of Continental AG - Innovations for a Mobile Automotive Future".
  2. "Annual Report 2014" (PDF).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Continental Official Website".
  4. "Pressemitteilung". Conti Media. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  5. "History 1871 - 1926". Continental Corporation. Retrieved 2012-05-02.
  6. "The History of General Tire from 1915 up to now". General Tire. 27 January 2005. Retrieved 2012-05-02.