Mexico City, October 29, 2015.- On October 29th, at around 1:00 p.m., Continental will set a new record of 1 million retreads at its ContiLifeCycle facility located in Morelia, in the Mexican state of Michoacán.
The ContiLifeCycle plant, which began operations on December 1st, 2010, serves the markets of, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Germany, Guatemala, Ecuador, Mexico, Spain, Peru and the United States. The plant, which employs 70 people, has an installed capacity of 8,100 tons, which the company plans to increase to 9,500 tons.
Regarding this accomplishment, Frank Seeger, National Sales Manager at Continental’s Commercial Vehicle Tire Division, said: “Reaching the goal of one million retreads reflects our commitment to offering our customers the highest quality, most cost-effective solutions”.
“We started operations in our plant almost 5 years ago. Since then, we have been able to successfully overcome all the challenges we have been faced with, thanks to the synergy of the best materials, technologies, processes, systems, and, most notably, the excellence of our team,” said Arturo Cristiani, Manager of Continental’s ContiLifeCycle plant in Morelia. “All of this, combined with the leadership of our coworkers and the fact that we live by our organizational values every day, allows us to make the highest quality products for our customers,” Cristiani added.
The achievement of this major milestone of 1 million retreads is proof of Continental’s commitment to excellence, continuous improvement, and teamwork.
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 215,000 people in 55 countries.
The Tire Division currently has more than 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world's leading tire manufacturers with about 49,000 employees, the Tire Division achieved sales of €10.4 billion in 2015.
Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the largest manufacturers of truck, bus and commercial specialty tires worldwide. The business unit is continuously developing from a pure tire manufacturer to a solution provider, offering a broad range of products, services and tire related solutions.