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For over 100 years, Continental has been one of the world's leading automotive industry suppliers. Continental AG was founded in 1987 in Hanover, Germany. The company is currently one of the five largest automotive suppliers in the world, and is the second largest European Auto Supplier. As of 2008, Continental employs approximately 140,000 employees at 190 locations in 25 countries. Continental is ranked fourth for market share worldwide and the market leader in Europe for passenger, light truck, and industrial tires.
Continental believes that the Environment is a key responsibility of business. Every product that Continental manufactures is produced with the Environment in mind. As an employee of Continental, one must be obligated to help protect the environment. Continental feels that climate protection is essential part of environmental protection and part of their Corporate Strategy. The company invests in research and technologies for the reduction of carbon emissions produced by automobiles and industry. Continental’s Air Conditioning System is a state-of-the-art system that reduces the amount of pollutant gases. Also, Continental contributes to the conservation of natural resources by using reusable raw materials such as plant-based oils and natural rubber.
For an exceptional choice on the highway and street for Light Trucks/SUVs, the ContiCrossContact LX from Continental is a great option. This tire features great handling and braking created by an Open Shoulder design. Four deep and broad circumferential grooves that widen toward the opening prevent hydroplaning to occur and to reduce tire damage on unpleasant surfaces. To improve steering, three circumferential block rows were added, giving the tire good straight-line performance while still giving the tire a smooth and quiet ride.
The ContiSportContact 3 is the new Ultra-High Performance tire manufactured by Continental. This tire features Asymmetric tread ribs that are designed to absorb obstacles in the road. The ContiSportContact 3 was designed with new tread pattern ribs that give the tire outstanding braking abilities and amazing steering response on dry roads. This tire absorbs forces exerted on braking to improve the stopping distance of any car. The ContiSportContact also has unique grooves that prevent hydroplaning to occur on wet driving surfaces.
For a tire that is perfect for ordinary driving with a passenger, coupe, or minivan, the ProContact with EcoPlus Technology is a perfect choice. This tire features fuel efficiency capabilities, improving gas mileage. The ProContact uses technology to reduce CO2 emissions, adding to Continental’s attempt for a cleaner environment. An 80,000-mile tread-life warranty is given to this series, underlining the superior quality and craftsmanship contributed to this tire. This tire also has world-class stopping capabilities, using an increased wet braking traction for a shorter braking distance.