Continental AG will expand its Contidrom testing and development center near Hannover, Tyres & Accessories reported.
T&A said the expansion will focus on expanding wet handling test capacities and is expected to be completed in two years in time for the 50th anniversary of Contidrom. Currently, about 11,000 tire tests are conducted at Contidrom every year.
Continental has not confirmed the cost, reportedly in the millions, or the exact timeline of the expansion project.
Three years ago Conti invested about 20 million euros in the AIBA (Automated Indoor Braking Analyzer) automated tire testing facility.