Continental Ag celebrated the production of its 10 millionth tire at its tire plant in Kaluga, Russia this month, just five years after the start of production.
“The Greenfield Tire Plant Kaluga is now a mature plant and a success story for us…,” said Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board of Continental and head of its tire division. “… the team in Kaluga has progressed consistently and achieved all goals successfully… It is a pleasure for me to see that in less than 5 years of the plant’s activity, we have achieved such excellent results. Together, we have managed to maintain the growth pace of this plant in a complex and dynamic environment and we have kept our promise to our customers, by constantly delivering excellent products.”
Continental’s Kaluga team, government officials, representatives of Continental’s executive board, customers and employees celebrated the milestone at the facility earlier this month. The plant in Kaluga is equipped with state of the art tire manufacturing technology and delivers a wide range of passenger and light truck tire products both to original equipment and replacement customers in Russia, EMEA and APAC countries.
The plant won the company’s internal Quality Award in 2017. In total, the team has grown to around 1,000 employees since start of production.
The plant’s production includes more than 300 tires, including passenger and light truck tires from 13 to 21 inches. It also produces tires under the name of three brands: Continental, Gislaved and Matador.