Continental AG

German company in the automotive supplier industry

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 AG
Publicly traded company
Key people
Elmar Degenhart, CEO
Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman
ProductsTires, brake systems, powertrain and chassis components, automotive safety, vehicle electronics[1]
Revenue34.5 billion (2014)[2] Decrease32.7 billion (2012)[3]
€3.073 billion (2012)[3]
c. €1.9 billion (2012)[3]
Total equity€7.543 billion (end 2011)[3]
Number of employees
c. 190,000 (end 2014)[4]

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]

The company's revenue in 2010 increased by 23.5% to 3449 million dollars.[7]


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  2. "Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-04-08.
  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.
  7. "Fortune Global 500 2010: The World's Biggest Companies - Continental - CTTAY". 2012-11-09. Archived from the original on 2012-11-09. Retrieved 2022-06-29.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)