Continental Tire SA

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    Continental ranked as one of the top companies in motor vehicle parts category by Fortune magazine for the fourth time in a row
    Recognised for excellence in innovation, social responsibility, product and service quality, people management and global competitiveness
    Continental Tyre South Africa recently certified as a Top Employer for a third consecutive year


    For the fourth year in a row, Continental has been named by Fortune Magazine as one of the ‘World’s Most Admired Companies’, making it one of only two tyre companies to make the prestigious list in 2020.

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    Continental-branded fan belts and multi-V belts are designed to stringent global standards
    Products are manufactured at the ISO-certified and Continental Sonepat plant in India
    Accelerated pulley tests prove that Continental products comfortably exceed the most demanding industry requirements

    Johannesburg, South Africa, 10 January 2020. The leading technology company...

    The leading technology company Continental is world-renowned for its industry-defining technologies, as well as the exceptional performance and quality of its products – and this is certainly true of the automotive aftermarket fan and multi-V belts which were rebranded during the second half of 2019 for South Africa and Sub-Saharan African markets.

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    New Learnership Programme helping four young men from the SOS Children’s Village with skills development to create a brighter future
    Practical and theoretical training at Continental Tyre SA-owned BestDrive store in Port Elizabeth
    Learners graduate with a National Certificate in Automotive Repair and Maintenance, with a focus on Tyre Fitment

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa,...

    BestDrive may be best known as Continental’s franchise retail chain, which is the fastest-growing tyre dealer network in Southern Africa with more than 160 stores across the region – but it is now also a place of hope and opportunity for four young men from Port Elizabeth.

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    Back-to-back tests between premium Continental tyres and cheap budget tyres reveal significant differences in performance and safety
    Motorists benefit from cutting-edge design, top quality compounds and advanced research and development when purchasing premium tyres
    Premium tyres also offer significant benefits when fitted to older cars without modern driving aids


    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has provided members of South African automotive and business media with a unique insight into the comparative performance and safety benefits of premium tyres versus budget offerings.

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    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has been recognised as a top employer for the third year in a row by the Top Employers Institute
    Organisations certified as Top Employers dedicate themselves to providing the very best working environment for employees through their progressive ‘people-first’ HR practices
    The Top Employers Institute Global Certification Programme has...

    Last night, the Netherlands-based Top Employers Institute certified Continental as a Top Employer in South Africa for 2019, marking it as a company that creates an optimal working environment for its employees.

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    Continental continually pushes the boundaries of automotive safety, from innovative active safety features to best-in-class tyres
    As a partner to Global NCAP #StopTheCrash, Continental plays an active role in supporting education regarding road safety and the benefits of modern safety systems
    From introducing the first-generation ABS system to pioneering automated driving...

    As a wide-ranging technology Company, Continental is a key driver behind pushing the boundaries of automotive safety.

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    General Grabber AT3 and X3 provide dependable, robust performance in the harshest of environments, from the Karoo to Lesotho
    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 27 September 2019 – General Tire is renowned for its dependable, robust performance in the harshest environments, as well as its adventurous spirit. It’s not surprising then that the legendary brand, which is owned by...

    General Grabber AT3 and X3 provide dependable, robust performance in the harshest of environments, from the Karoo to Lesotho

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    The German tyre manufacturer factory-fits one in three new cars in Europe
    Nine out of 10 best-selling European cars are approved for Continental tyres
    Continental is the only tyre manufacturer that supplies original equipment tyres to all seven vehicle manufacturers in South Afric

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 5 September 2019 –Continental is one of the largest suppliers...

    Continental is one of the largest suppliers of tyres to vehicle manufacturers. About a third of new cars in Europe are fitted with tyres from the Hanover-based German company.

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    Brand-shift: ram automotive fan and multi-V belts will be sold under the Continental brand name in the future; premium quality remains guaranteed
    New, globally harmonized packaging design will ensure greater clarity on distributors’ shelves
    ram brand will continue for car and commercial vehicle spares including selected automotive hoses, anti-freeze, hose clamps, radiator...

    The technology company Continental is carrying out a brand shift in the automotive drive system aftermarket with its current ram-branded fan belts and multi-V belts.

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    Award presented by Official Sponsor of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019, international tyre brand, Continental

    Rais M’Bolhi, Amigo Gomis, Sylvian Gbohouo and Mohamed El Shenawy all nominated for award

    CAIRO, Egypt, 23 July 2019 –Rais M’Bolhi of Algeria has been named ‘Best Goalkeeper’ of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019. M’Bolhi took the award,...

    CAIRO, Egypt, 23 July 2019 – Rais M’Bolhi of Algeria has been named ‘Best Goalkeeper’ of the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019. M’Bolhi took the award, which is sponsored by Continental, ahead of fellow nominees Amigo Gomis (Senegal), Sylvain Gbohouo (Cote D’Ivoire) and Mohamed El Shenawy (Egypt).

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    Continental is a main partner of Tour de France which takes place from 6 to 28 July
    176 riders representing 22 teams will cover a race distance of 3 460 km for the 106th edition
    All official vehicles of the Tour are equipped with Continental’s award-winning PremiumContact 6 tyre which is manufactured in France

    Hanover, Germany, 9 July 2019 – The 106th edition of the Tour...

    The 106th edition of the Tour de France is in full swing after its official start in Brussels on Saturday 6 July, and promises to be truly exceptional with a multitude of milestones for its passionate fans to celebrate.

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    Underground Mining Tyre & Agricultural Tyre operations at the Port Elizabeth plant to discontinue
    189(A) process initiated with approximately 170 affected employees
    Continentals Passenger Light Truck (PLT) production will continue 

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 11 June 2019 - Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has announced the discontinuation of the production of...

    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has announced the discontinuation of the production of underground mining & agricultural tyres in South Africa.

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    The oldest mountain bike club in SA, Fat Tracks, has donated Lange’s locally designed and developed Raleigh RC9000 series to Continental Tyre South Africa
    Multiple champion Lange won 409 local and international races during his 20-year career
    Continental Tyre SA is the main sponsor of Fat Tracks and co-sponsor of The Herald Continental Cycle Tour

    Fat Tracks, South Africa’s oldest mountain bike club which was established in 1989, has donated a legendary race-winning bicycle ridden by multiple cycling champion, Malcolm Lange, to Continental Tyre South Africa.

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    Continental Tyre SA has donated R25 000 to SOS Children’s Village for disaster relief efforts in Mozambique
    Continental AG supports programme with an additional 25 000 Euro (over R400 000) donation
    Approximately 260 000 children and over 1.7-million people affected in Mozambique by Cyclone Idai

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 24 May 2019 – Continental is extending its...

    Continental is extending its support to the disaster relief efforts in Mozambique following the devastation and destruction caused by Cyclone Idai by donating funds to SOS Children’s Village.

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    Five-year agreement signed between Continental and the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) to sponsor the tournament including the 2019 edition in Egypt
    Sponsorship designed to increase awareness of the premium Continental tyre brand throughout Africa

    Rights package follows successful sponsorship of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup

    Cario, Egypt, 20 May 2019 –...

    International tyre manufacturer Continental today announced that its Tire Division is to be Official Sponsor of the Total Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) until 2023

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    BestDrive is one of the fastest-growing tyre fitment centre networks in the region
    149 BestDrive dealers across Southern Africa, located in South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mauritius
    Exclusive ContiSure Warranty available from BestDrive on all Continental-branded passenger car and 4x4 tyres
    Ongoing skills development and training, including...

    BestDrive, the franchise tyre retail fitment division of Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), is one of the fastest-growing networks in Southern Africa and currently operates in six Southern Africa countries, comprising South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe and Mauritius.

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    ContiPressureCheck (CPC) among Continental’s wide range of advanced safety technologies
    MiX Telematics provides interface with the on-board computer and relay of real-time tyre information to the MiX Fleet Manager platform
    Combined, the two systems provide optimised fleet management to reduce fleet running costs and downtime while improving safety

    PORT ELIZABETH, South...

    Continental has extended the capability of its innovative ContiPressureCheck (CPC) tyre management system with the integration of the MiX Telematics platform to provide fleet customers with optimised tyre monitoring and the transmission of real-time information to fleet managers.

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    The ContiLogger service concept allows Continental to consult its off-the-road (OTR) customers using on-site study as well as tyre and vehicle driving parameters
    Service concept enables users to cut operating costs and improves applications
    Advanced version of ContiLogger Live will offer remote service and consultancy for customers

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 28 March...

    Continental is taking yet another stride toward providing off-the-road (OTR) tyre customers with a complete suite of tyre data logging and monitoring services at this year’s bauma, theworld's leading international trade fair for construction, building material and mining machinery, which takes place from April 8–14 in Munich.

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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


    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

    PORT ELIZABETH,  South...

    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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    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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    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 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...