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18 February 2014 - Continental has received approval from Volkswagen to supply Golf VII with 15 & 16-inch ContiEcoContact 5 & ContiPremiumContact 5. For VW CC it will be fitted with 17-inch ContiSportContact 5 & ContiEcoContact 5. The VW Beetle will be fitted with 20-inch ContiSportContact 5 (Read More).
13 February 2014 - Continental won 2 awards out of 5 in the Tire Technology International Awards: "Tyre Manufacturer of the Year" & Tyre Manufacturing Innovation of the Year" (Read More).
April 2013 - Continental has added another 1,000 stores in China in 2012 to make the total number of Continental Tyre Store in China to 2,500 stores (Read More).
10 October 2012 - Continental is the winner of the Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award at the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) TAFF Award (Read More).
10 October 2012 - J.D.Power Asia Pacific released its Japan Original Equipment (OE) Tyre Customer Satisfaction Study. It found that for the Passenger Car Segment, Continental claimed the number 2 spot again, ahead of Bridgestone (Read More).
September 2012 - Continental has officially become the number 1 tyre manufacturer in terms of sales for year ending 2011 (Read More).
14 May 2012 - Continental just acquired full ownership in Continenal Sime Tyre (Malaysia) & has renamed it Continental Tyre Malaysia (Read More).
2 Jun 2011 - Continental just produced its 2 millionth ContiSeal Tyre at the firm's manufacturing plant in Lousado, Portugal (Read More).
18 May 2011 - Continental announced the opening of its first Chinese tyre plant in Hefei (China) capable of producing 4 million passenger tyres & expected to increase the production to 16 million tyres (Link1, Link2).
6 May 2011 - This year marks the 7th year of the launch of SSR Run-Flat Technology Tyre by Continental & Continental has produced its 10 millionth Run-Flat Tyre in Aachen, Germany & used as OEM for BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Mini & Volvo (Link1, Link2).
11 Jan 2011 - Continental ContiSportContact 5 will introduce new range in spring 2011 with about 12% better rolling resistance due to the "Black Chilli Compound". The new range will be in 17 & 18-inch series (50 to 35 profiles) for speed up to 300km/h (187mph) & for the 4x4s the ContiSportContact 5 will cover 55 to 45 series, suitable for 18, 19 & 20-inch rims, also for speed up to 300km/h (Read More).
11 Jan 2011 - Continental Tyre sales have exceeded 25 billion Euros in 2010 (Read More).
10 Jan 2011 - The latest generation of Conti Eco tyres cuts rolling resistance by 20%. ContiEcoContact 5 is available in 15 sizes in 14 to 16 inch rim diameters in speed rating of V, W & Y (Read More).
5 Jan 2011 - Continental has been declared as the Tyre Brand Of The Year by Tyrereviews.co.uk. Out of 11 tyre tests done by Tyrereviews in 2010, Continental won 6 and for the others, Continental came within the top 3 (Read More).
5 Jan 2011 - Continental ContiSportContact 5 P has been declared as the Ultra High Performance (UHP) Tyre Of The Year by Tyrereviews.co.uk. It has received flawless praise on Tyrereviews (Read More).
16 Dec 2010 - J.D.Power Asia Pacific released its Japan Original Equipment (OE) Tyre Customer Satisfaction Study. It found that for the Passenger Car Segment, Continental claimed the number 2 spot again, ahead of Bridgestone (Read More).
29 Nov 2010 - Continental CSEasy Industrial tyre won the TecPart Innovation Prize 2010 (Read More).
19 Nov 2010 - Continental is launching the first tyre suited for the North & South America region - the steer & all-position HSR2 SA (Read More).
18 Nov 2010 - Continental Industrial Tyres is celebrating 10 years of partnering the world's leading champagne producer, Moët et Chandon. The cellar is using about 90 forklifts fitted with Continental SC20 tyres & they managed to handle more than 100 million bottles ensuring that the corks do not pop prematurely (Link1, Link2).
4 Nov 2010 - Continental ContiProContact with EcoPlus Technology was awarded "Best New Product" at the Special Equipment Marketing (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas for its innovative low-rolling resistance & fuel-saving features (Read More).
3 Nov 2010 - Continental predicted that its sales will exceed 25 Billion Euros (Read More).
1 Nov 2010 - Continental announced price increase of up to 6.5% in USA market effective January 1, 2011 in response to the continuing rise in raw material cost (Read More).
25 Oct 2010 - Continental will invest over 500 million Euros in new tyre plants, boosting capacity in China & Brazil (Read More).
2 Aug 2010 - Continental rubber compound will be used in some of Adidas shoes. This shows that Continental have the expertise in rubber technology compared to other manufacturers (Read More).
26 July 2010 - 6 teams in the Tour de France cycling race use Continental Tyres. In the general classification, the team using Continental Tyres came 2nd (Read More).
26 July 2010 - Continental will sponsor FC Bayern Munich until 2015 (Read More).
7 July 2010 - ADAC Motorwelt motoring association (Germany) did a survey among its 4,000 members & 40% of them prefer Continental compared to other brand (France based brand was 2nd & American brand 3rd) - (Read More).
July 2010 - Fast Car Magazine has awarded Continental "Best of the Best" in its 2010 award (Read More).
10 June 2010 - Continental received the "OSCAR" for the tyre industry in Europe for new & environmentally friendly claim adjustment system (Read more).
2 June 2010 - All 32 team buses for the 2010 South Africa World Cup are being equipped with Continental HSR 1 Premium Bus Tyre (Read More).
15 February 2010 - Auto Zeitung Magazine (Germany) has voted Continental as the "Best Brand" for the 3rd year running (Read More).
7 January 2010 - J.D.Power Asia Pacific released its Japan Original Equipment (OE) Tyre Customer Satisfaction Index Study. It found that for the Passenger Car Segment, Continental claimed the number 2 spot, ahead of Bridgestone (Read More).
28 December 2009 - Continental opened its 900th tyre shop in China. It was opening about 1 new shop a day in China since late 2007 until now.
20 July 2009 - ADAC motorwelt (Germany) survey among its 4,000 members found that 1 in 4 will choose Continental tyres & Continental was also the best known tyre brand - 1st Place (Read More)
26 March 2009 - Continental Sime Tyre (Malaysia) receives its third consecutive Outstanding Quality Performance Award from Toyota Assembly Services (Malaysia), especially for Toyota Innova & Toyota Hilux (Read More).
25 February 2009 - Auto Zeitung Magazine (Germany) readers voted Continental as the BEST tyre brand 2008 out of 23 makers (Read More).
24 October 2008 - Deutsche Post awarded Continental as the "Most Improved Suppliers of 2008" (Read More).
22 November 2007 - Continental has claimed then number 1 position as supplier of passenger & light truck tyres in Europe (Read More).
2007 - The largest taxi fleet in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) - Vietnam Vina Taxi has been using Continental tyres since 2007.
8 June 2006 - All 2006 FIFA World Cup team vehicles in Germany will be fitted with Continental HSL1 or HSR1 tyres (Read More).
2005 - Continental was awarded the "Best Tyre Brand of the Year 2005" in UK (Read More)
24 March 2004 - Continental has clinched the title of "UK's Tyre Brand of the Year 2004" at NTDA Annual Dinner (Read More).
1980 - Continental has been supplying tyres to the Ministry of Defence in Malaysia since 1980.
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