Continental Tire SA

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    Annual targets met: sales 44.4 billion Euros, adjusted EBIT margin 9.3 percent
    Executive Board’s dividend proposal: 4.75 Euros per share (up 0.25 Euros)
    Net income of 2.9 billion Euros almost at a record level (14.49 Euros per share)
    Continental reaffirming annual guidance despite continued weak markets
    Powertrain business will trade on the market under the name...

    Continental has successfully concluded fiscal 2018. The DAX company’s sales totalled €44.4 billion and the adjusted EBIT margin was 9.3 percent, which meant that the technology company achieved its adjusted annual targets.

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    Continental’s Ian Langlands and Julien Biger won the fun inter-team challenge against Isuzu Southern Kings players Jurie van Vuuren and Michael Botha
    The Kings riding gear donated to a local cycling development team to boost its academy
    Isuzu Motors SA CEO Michael Sacke selected for once-in-a-lifetime flip in Patrick Davidson’s Red Bull aerobatics plane

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    It was intended as a fun-spirited challenge, but the inter-team rivalry between the two-man cycling team from Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) and two professional rugby players from the Isuzu Southern Kings at this year’s 34th edition of The Herald Continental Cycle Tour was as intense as you would find at any international match.

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    Member of the Executive Board, Hans-Jürgen Duensing: “Construction site of the future will not operate without digital mortar.”
    World premiere: ContiLogger enables optimized route management and perfectly coordinated tyre use
    Efficient and safe: remote condition monitoring systems for conveyor belts
    Air spring technology with integrated sensor ensures enhanced safety and...

    Technology company Continental is actively driving the development of digital solutions for the construction and mining sectors of the future.

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    Continental is pleased to announce that ContiTech South Africa has increased its local empowerment ownership in South Africa, through the transformation of its shareholding to a 51% black and 31% black female South African ownership.
    As a company we recognise that transformation is not only a moral imperative but a pragmatic growth strategy that aims to realise the country’s...

    Continental is pleased to announce that ContiTech South Africa has increased its local empowerment ownership in South Africa, through the transformation of its shareholding to a 51% black and 31% black female South African ownership.

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    Continental, official partner of the Tour de France from 2018 to 2022, is upgrading its sponsorship to Main Partner of the race in 2019
    This year, six teams will be racing on Continental tyres
    Continental is to equip the official Tour vehicles with premium car tyres

    Hanover, Germany, 18 February 2019 – On July 6, when the Tour de France begins with the Grand Départ in...

    On July 6, when the Tour de France begins with the Grand Départ in Brussels, Continental will embark upon its first year as one of the Tour’s five Main Partners – alongside LCL, E.Leclerc, Krys and Skoda.

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    Races to be staged worldwide
    Off-road races designed to boost awareness of challenges of the future
    Continental to supply high-technology tyres

    Hanover, Germany, 4 February 2019 – Continental is to sponsor the Extreme E off-road electric racing series. With electric SUVs and tyre technology from Continental, the new series takes participants to the most remote corners of...

    Continental is to sponsor the Extreme E off-road electric racing series.

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    High level of convenience: Passive Start and Entry (PASE) system and power door control support autonomous opening and closing
    Greater safety: Intelligent obstacle detection prevents collisions
    Optimal protection: Intelligent door brake system allows for freedom of opening vehicle doors and stops them from slamming shut even when the vehicle is on an incline
    CES 2019...

    With its solutions for intelligent vehicle doors, the technology company Continental is optimizing the relationship between safety and convenience.

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    Any tire test track can now be driven without a driver
    Automation allows for improved processes and more conclusive results
    Driverless tire tests based on prototypes of Continental’s automated Cruising Chauffeur
    Continental Executive Board member Nikolai Setzer: Project ensures premium quality

    Hanover/Uvalde (U.S.A.), December 19, 2018. At its test site in Uvalde,...

    At its test site in Uvalde, Texas, U.S.A., the technology company Continental has commissioned the first driverless tire test vehicle for a wide range of road surface types.

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    Contribute towards improving road safety by driving responsibly, maintaining a roadworthy vehicle and watching out for pedestrians


    Trucks continue operating throughout the year – show consideration for drivers, keep in mind following and stopping distances, overtaking and blind spots


    Modern vehicle safety features and best-in-class braking performance from...

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 14 December 2018 – With the end of the year comes a well-earned break after a long and extremely busy year. Typically, there’s a lot of travelling during this period. In keeping with Continental’s Vision Zero strategy that aims to reduce and eventually eliminate road traffic collisions, injuries and fatalities, we encourage all motorists and their families to play an active role in road safety this Festive Season.

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    From 2019, General Tire is to supply the tires for all cars in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – Race tire is set to meet high expectations of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series teams
    Hanover, October 25, 2018. From next year onward, tire brand General Tire will be an Official Partner of the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series and will be supplying the tires for all the teams in the series. As...

    From 2019, General Tire is to supply the tires for all cars in the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series – Race tire is set to meet high expectations of NASCAR Whelen Euro Series teams

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    Continental’s Intelligent Tyres with ContiPressureCheck (CPC) selected for MAN’s EfficientLine trucks


    CPC is preinstalled on Continental’s Intelligent Tyres, allowing real-time monitoring of tyre pressure  and temperature


    System can be integrated with a fleet’s telematics provider, reducing downtime and improving operating efficiency

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    MAN Automotive South Africa has selected Continental’s Intelligent Tyres fitted with ContiPressureCheck (CPC) for its premium range of EfficientLine trucks, allowing for real-time monitoring of tyre performance, pressure and temperature, thus allowing fleet managers and drivers to reduce downtimes and improve operating efficiencies.

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    Team SA will compete in youth and open categories in Australia from 17 November to 2 December
    General Tire assisted with funding for travel costs, supported by high-profile multi-media campaign in print, digital, social media and television

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 8 November 2018 – South Africa’s top lifesavers will be proudly representing the country at the...

    South Africa’s top lifesavers will be proudly representing the country at the Lifesaving World Championships in Adelaide, Australia, from 17 November to 2 December 2018, with official backing from General Tire, a brand of Continental.

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    General Tire conquers the toughest African terrain

    Capabilities of General Grabber range proven in unforgiving African bushveld
    Grabber X3 and Grabber AT3 are the tyres of choice for Kariega Game Reserve in the Eastern Cape
    Dependable off-road performance, longevity and puncture resistance in even the harshest conditions

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 29 October 2018 –...

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    Continental releases Sustainable Natural Rubber Sourcing Policy

    Rubber Group commits to Sustainable Natural Rubber Sourcing
    Definition of responsibilities within the natural rubber value chain
    Contribution to industry-wide platform shall enhance social, environmental and governance standards

    Hanover, October 16 2018. Continental is disclosing its Sustainable Natural...

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    Continental Tyre SA certified Top Employer for second year in a row

    2019 Top Employer certification undertaken by the Top Employers Institute in The Netherlands
    Recognises leading employers around the world that provide excellent employee conditions, nurture and develop talent

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 5 October 2018 – Continental Tyre South Africa has been certified...

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    Continental shines at TruckX Expo 2018

    Industry-leading truck tyres, fleet solutions and technologies showcased
    Conti360° Fleet Services assists truck operators to reduce costs and improve efficiency
    ContiPressureCheck among Continental’s wide range of technologies, enhancing driving safety as part of Vision Zero strategy

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 27 August 2018 –As...

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    Continued expansion for BestDrive network in SA and Sub-Saharan Africa
    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 05 July 2018 –ContiTrade Africa, the retail division of Continental Tyre South Africa, is continuing its expansion of the BestDrive dealer network across South Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa region, and plans to welcome 17 new dealers during 2018.
    “Our aggressive network...

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    Joint cooperation between Continental and Toyota Material Handling

    Toyota Traigo80 electric forklift standard fitted with Continental solid tire SC20+
    Tire combines mileage with low energy consumption making it the perfect choice for electric forklifts

    Hanover, June 07, 2018. Continental and Toyota Material Handling join forces: All Traigo80 forklift trucks ordered since...

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    Continental Aims for Clean Sweep of 2018 Corporate Triathlon Challenge

    Continental fields 20 teams and 4 individual athletes for 2018 event
    Several current title holders and previous winners return once again to compete in Continental colours
    380 m sea swim, 18 km cycle, 4.2 km run – starts at 07h50 on Saturday 14 April at Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth

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    Continental rated as a Fortune Most Admired Company, Top Employer

    Continental ranked as top tyre company in motor vehicle parts category by Fortune magazine
    Recognised for excellence in innovation, social responsibility, product and service quality, people management and global competitiveness
    Reinforces Continental’s status as one of SA’s leading companies to work for,...

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    Continental becomes official partner of Tour de France

    Continental to supply tyres for all official support cars and motorcycles on the Tour from 2018 to 2022
    The German tyre manufacturer has a long tradition of developing and producing high-tech bicycle tyres, 2016 and 2017 Tour de France won on Continental tyres
    Continental Tyre SA actively involved in cycling in South...

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    Efficiency in Agriculture: Boost Cost Efficiency with Tires

    Challenges in the agricultural industry: efficiency and soil protection
    “Engineered for Efficiency”: new premium radial tires for the agricultural industry boost productivity

    Hanover, November 2, 2017. The growing world population is presenting enormous challenges for the agricultural industry. The United...

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    Continental achieves ISO 50001 certification – a first for South African tyre industry

    ISO 50001: 2011 certification received for innovative energy management system
    Involves systemic approach to achieve continuous improvement in energy performance, efficiency, consumption and monitoring
    Continental is the first tyre manufacturer in SA to achieve certification, joins five...

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    Continental Maintains Successful Path: Strong Growth Continues in Third Quarter

    Sales rise by 9 percent to 32.7 billion Euros after nine months; 7 percent growth to sales of 10.7 billion Euros in the third quarter
    Adjusted EBIT margin is within target range at 10.6 percent after nine months despite a burden of 400 million Euros from increased costs of raw...

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    Continental one of SA’s top companies to work for

    Certification by the Top Employer Institute in The Netherlands reaffirms Continental’s commitment to employees
    Recognises leading employers around the world
    Development of employees a sustainable business advantage

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 06 November 2017 – Continental Tyre South Africa will become the employer of...

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    Smart mobility powered by greater connectivity

    Continental taps into new business areas for mobility services
    3D display surfaces for new-generation digital content, greater personalisation
    Connected vehicles serve as a mobile weather station, or rental car of the future

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 06 November 2017 – Continental is pushing the boundaries of vehicle...

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    Continental pioneers holistic vehicle connectivity for smart mobility

    More than infotaintment: connectivity is a key technology for future intelligent mobility
    Continental is developing the building blocks for holistic connectivity

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 31 October 2017 – Continental connected the first vehicles to the Internet back in 1996. Since then, the...

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    Continental Tyre SA MD Shaun Uys honoured in CEO Today Africa Awards

    CEO Today Africa Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding leadership
    Shaun Uys, MD of Continental Tyre SA, among list of winners for 2017
    Results published in CEO Today Magazine’s 2017 Africa Awards edition

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 18 October 2017 – Shaun Uys, managing director of Continental...

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    See what’s driving the future: Continental Cockpit Vision

    Continental showcases its vision of the cockpit of the future
    Changing interfaces and windshield displays: worldwide workshops for visionary ideas
    Integrated Interior Platform from Continental can make the vision a reality

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 2 October 2017 – Digital mobility strategies, a rising tide...

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    Continental reveals two new tyre technology concepts for greater safety and comfort

    ContiSense: Uses tyre sensors to measure tread and temperature, alerts drivers to tyre damage – data transmission via electrically conductive rubber
    ContiAdapt: Adjusts tyre pressure and rim width to adapt contact patch to road conditions
    New technology concepts shown at IAA 2017 in...

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    Optimised energy efficiency: Continental’s integrated approach

    Continental’s world-first AllCharge system allows EVs to use any charging technology
    New inductive charging system adds comfort and convenience
    Optimised wheel system: PremiumContact 6 tyres plus innovative New Wheel Concept
    Variable engine mounts for stable cornering, efficient hose lines for range...

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    Update: General Tire Grabber launch photos added
    General Tire unleashes all-new Grabber AT3 and X3

    Grabber AT3 succeeds award-winning Grabber AT as General Tire’s accomplished all-terrain offering
    Heavy-duty Grabber X3 builds on proven capability of previous Grabber MT
    Complements existing Grabber GT high-performance SUV tyre
    Altimax Comfort and Sport still bolstering...

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    Continental presents innovations for the fast-growing electric mobility market

    48V mild hybrid technology already in production for gasoline and diesel vehicles
    Volume production of integrated high-voltage powertrain to start in 2019

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 28 August 2017 – Electric-powered mobility is becoming increasingly important globally, and in the build-up...

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    Women’s Month event drives road safety home

    BestDrive promotes Continental Vision Zero message amongst female dealers
    Off-road driving experience helps sharpen driving skills

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 21 August 2017 – Defensive driving is the single most important skill that South African women can acquire to ensure that they and their loved ones stay safe on the...

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    Driving in the wet? Watch out for aquaplaning!

    Tyres disperse much less water as tread depth decreases
    With less than 3 mm of tread left, tyres should be replaced
    In aquaplaning, lift off the accelerator, keep the steering wheel steady, and don’t brake if possible

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 18 August 2017 – With many regions of South Africa currently experiencing...

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    Continental PremiumContact 6 scoops two internationally renowned design prizes

    Winner of IF Design Award 2017 and red dot design award
    PremiumContact 6 is Continental’s new-generation tyre for mid-range and luxury vehicles
    Already setting the benchmark in international tyre tests

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 17 August 2017 – Continental’s exceptional new PremiumContact...

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    CTSA achieves top rating in Excellence Awards

    Highest Sector rating given in PMR Excellence Awards
    CTSA recognised for stimulating economic growth and CSR achievements

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 18 July 2017 – Continental Tyre SA has received the highest rating for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives in South Africa within the tyre sector at the PMR...

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    Continental actively committed to Vision Zero

    As partners to the global “Stop the Crash” campaign, Continental’s Chassis & Safety and Tire divisions are supporting the drive for greater road safety and fewer road fatalities


    Multiple driver assistance systems designed to help prevent accidents in the long term


    Cooperation with ADAC as “Safer driving partner”...

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    Continental PremiumContact 6 dominates international tests

    New PremiumContact 6 wins German Autobild summer tyre test
    Best performer in comparative test conducted by Swedish magazine Vi Bilägare
    Winner of test performed by Quattroruote in Italy
    PremiumContact 6 delivers exceptional braking, handling, comfort and mileage

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 06 July 2017 – The...

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    Continental Tyre SA recognised as Nelson Mandela Bay Top 50 Company for second year

    Continental earns Top Employer and Long-standing Investor awards
    Proud local heritage spanning 70 years in Port Elizabeth
    One of the industry’s largest employers, almost R1-billion invested in past five years

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 9 June 2017 – Continental Tyre South Africa...

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    New Continental PremiumContact 6 – a safe and comfortable tyre with sports-bred DNA

    New PremiumContact 6 successfully combines safety, comfort, sportiness and sustainability
    Continental focuses on “Safety without compromise”
    Superb balance between handling, comfort, rolling resistance and mileage at the highest level

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 7 June 2017 –...

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    Continental takes top honours at 2017 Corporate Triathlon Challenge

    Continental’s Keegan Cooke takes second consecutive victory in men’s individual race
    Two Continental-backed athletes in top three for individual ladies race
    Team event dominated by Continental once again, including top 3 positions and most teams entered
    John Smit raises R15 000 for Ironman 4 the Kidz...

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    Continental Going for Gold at 2017 Corporate Triathlon Challenge

    Continental fields 26 teams and 8 individual athletes for 2017 event
    Several previous winners return once again to compete in Continental colours
    380 m sea swim, 18 km cycle, 4.2 km run – starts at 07h50 on Saturday 1st April at Hobie Beach in Port Elizabeth

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 29 March 2017...

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    Continental SportContact 6 Dominates AutoBild sportscars Tyre Test

    Ultra-high performance super sports tyre delivers balanced performance at highest level
    AutoBild journalists endorse “outstanding handling characteristics”
    Top marks for braking in the dry, as well as for wet and dry handling

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 16 March, 2017 – In the latest summer tyre test...

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    Continental’s First Herald Cycle Tour Wrapped Up in Style

    Successful first year of three-year deal for Continental Tyre SA as joint title sponsor of The Herald Continental Cycle Tour
    32nd edition achieved record 3 045 participants, 31% growth over past five years
    12% year-on-year growth for the Mountain Bike race

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 9 March, 2017 – Continental...

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    On Track for Technological and Financial Success: Continental Is Shaping the Digital Future of Mobility


    CEO Degenhart: “In the future, we will increasingly earn money with mobility services”
    Sales up 3.4 percent to 40.5 billion Euro in 2016
    Net income improved to 2.8 billion Euro/ 14.01 Euro per share
    Executive Board proposal: Dividend to rise by 50 cents to 4.25...

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    Continental signs collaborative agreement with Caterpillar
    Hanover, Germany (February 22, 2017) –  Continental and Caterpillar Inc. have signed an agreement to equip Cat Off-Highway-Trucks (model series 770 to 775) with Continental RDT-Master tires in sizes 18.00R33, 21.00R33 and 24.00R35. The agreement also calls for the two companies to collaborate on designing new tires...

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    Tire Technology International names Continental 2017 Tire Manufacturer of the Year

    High-caliber expert panel honors tire manufacturer’s exceptional investments in research and development, testing and production equipment
    Vision 2025 long-term growth strategy triggered impressive number of innovation and excellence projects in 2016
    Three factors proved decisive: the High...

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    Russian KAMAZ-Master racing teams win Dakar Rally and Africa Eco Race on Continental Tyres

    KAMAZ-Master racing trucks fitted with Continental tyres as part of new product cooperation
    The premium tyres showed high performance and maximum durability on challenging terrain throughout all stages of both races
    Continental specialists will make use of gained insights on...

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    Continental Appoints New Non-Executive Director

    Dr Ven Pillay joins Continental Tyre SA board of directors
    As an independent sustainability advisor with more than 20 years’ experience, Dr Pillay will chair Continental’s Social and Ethics Committee
    Focus on strengthening business through positive impacts on society, natural environment and broader economy

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    Continental Tyre SA Welcomes New General Manager for Manufacturing

    JJ Dowling takes over as General Manager: Manufacturing
    Returns to South Africa after four years as Plant Manager for Continental Tyre in Malaysia
    Started his career with Continental Tyre SA as a student in 1996, studying Rubber Technology

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 9 February, 2017 – Continental Tyre...

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    Continental Celebrates Proud Legacy Spanning 70 Years in South Africa

    Company founded in January 1947 as the General Tire and Rubber Company
    Acquired by Continental AG in 1998, renamed Continental Tyre South Africa (Pty) Ltd
    One of the country’s leading tyre manufacturers, and the only supplier to all seven local vehicle manufacturers

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 27...

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    General Tire kicks off sponsorship of Lifesaving SA

    Wide-ranging sponsorship covering 65 main beaches across South Africa
    Supports Watersmart school programme to address water safety and drownings
    Includes title sponsorship for Lifesaving SA National Championships

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 20 December 2016 – General Tire, a brand of Continental Tyre South Africa...