Some people think Continental is an airline, some think it’s a breakfast. Fortunately, because you are reading this, you now know Continental is a tire company but we’re actually more than that. Take a look at these five fun facts:
Founded in 1871 – Yes, we’re 150 years old. Continental began manufacturing soft rubber products, rubberized fabrics, and solid tires for carriages and bicycles in Hanover, Germany in 1871.
We’re rollin’ – In 1898 Continental developed and produced automotive pneumatic tires with a plain tread.
Getting our groove on – In 1904 Continental was the first company in the world to develop grooved tires for automobiles.
Flying high – In 1909 French aviator, Louis Bleriot was the first to fly the English Channel. The flying surfaces on his mono plane were covered with Conti Aeroplan material.
We’re not just tires – Continental is one of the largest automotive manufacturers in the world. We also produce brake systems; systems and components for powertrains and chassis; instrumentation; infotainment solutions; vehicle electronics; tires and technical elastomers.