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Continental Launches General Tire AltiMax RT45

Think of your tire inventory. Do you have a go-to tire in the touring segment? Well, Continental wants you to think of its General Tire brand when you’re at the counter with the customer that needs a tire in this segment. If you’re currently a Conti dealer, you may think, “I already have that tire.

General Tire Altimax RT45
Continental Tire Recalls Certain Motorcycle Tires

Continental Tire the Americas, LLC. is recalling certain TKC80, ContiGo!, K62, and LB Continental Motorcycle tires. Cracks longer than 3/16 in. may develop in the tread grooves, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) says. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard number 119, “New Pneumatic

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Continental Tire Awarded International Sustainability Rating

For the year 2021, Continental was awarded the highest grade for the fourth time in a row for reducing emissions in the supply chain (“Supplier Engagement Rating”) by the international non-profit Carbon Disclosure Project (CPD). This makes Continental one of the 8% of companies evaluated who were awarded the highest grade for supplier commitment to

Continental Launches Tires Made from Recycled PET Bottles

Continental has launched volume production of recycled polyester yarn, which is obtained from PET plastic bottles. The new high-performance material will first be used in select sizes for Continental’s PremiumContact 6 and EcoContact 6 summer tires and the AllSeasonContact tire, Continental says. Recycled polyester yarn completely replaces the conventional polyester in the carcass of the

Continental Tire Sales, Retread Volumes Increase in 2021

Within a persistently turbulent market environment, Continental says it achieved a positive net income in 2021 and continues its growth in the U.S. retread market with its ContiTread brand. The volume of retread tires grew by 2.5% CAGR from 2019 to 2021, based on preliminary figures. Continental says it is committed to further increasing its retread presence

Continental Launches New Tire for Airport Ground Support

Continental says it has launched a new all-season tire for airport ground handling vehicles that spares fleet operators from changing the tires every season. While creating the ContiRV20 all-season tire, Continental says its developers were focused on the three rib tread.

Continental Suspends Production at Plant in Russia

During Continental’s year-end earnings call on Mar. 9, CEO Nikolai Setzer announced that the company would be suspending tire production at its plant in Kaluga in western Russia. Setzer said, “We have made this decision as a result of the war” and promised support for not only the 1,300 employees affected by the closure but

Continental Tire Kaluga Russia Plant
Continental Tire Announces Price Increase

Continental Tire announced price increases on select Continental and General passenger and light truck tires in the U.S. market. These increases will be effective April 1, 2022 and will vary across specific products by brand. Details of the price increase will be made available to direct customers by March 1, 2022.

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Richard Petty Details the Historic Builds He’s Working on with Continental

When you think of Richard Petty, you think fast. “The King,” as his moniker aptly describes, is one of the most accomplished drivers in motorsports history, winning a record of 200 races during his 30-plus year career. Although Petty may have retired from racing, his need for speed has embodied itself in Petty’s Garage, a

Richard Petty Petty's Garage Performance
Continental Supplies OE Tires for the New Kia EV6

Kia is relying on Continental tires specifically designed to meet the needs of electric vehicles for their new all-electric Kia EV6, according to Continental Tires. As a result, the tiremaker supplies two types of tires to Kia plants: the PremiumContact 6 and the CrossContact RX. In numerous countries, owners of the Kia EV6 can also