Continental was founded in 1871 in Hanover, Germany manufacturing soft rubber products and bicycle tyres. The success of their early years allowed for expansion into automobile tyres throughout 1898. Continental tyres are developed and manufactured by The Continental Corporation. The corporation is divided into five divisions throughout their automotive group and the rubber group.
Continental is the world’s fourth largest tyre suppliers, and takes pride in being able to have a tyre suited for every need including passenger cars, vans, buses, motorcycle, cycle and other special vehicle needs.
Why choose Continental tyres?
Nearly one in three new cars built in Europe today leaves the factory in Continental tyres. It is no surprise therefore, that Continental remains one of the leading brands in the industry. They are also been at the forefront of safety and research in the UK market.
When they develop their premium tyres, every aspect of safety and performance are thoroughly thought out and tested to being you the best-in-class product. Continental has an in-house track where they personally test new innovations with the first fully-automated testing system.
With a clear focus on safety, Continental Tyres provide superb braking in all weather conditions. This gives you greater control in the most extreme conditions and ensures optimum comfort and confidence behind the wheel.
Other brands owned by the Continental Corporation are Uniroyal, General Tyre, Viking, and Sportiva amongst other brands. So whatever the budget, Continental will have a hand in developing a tyre for you.
Continental Tyre awards
Continental regularly gains ‘best buy’ or ‘recommended’ awards in a wide-range of leading consumer tests.
The new SportContact 6 ranked number one in the prestigious Evo Tyre Test in the 235/35 R19 category, taking top spot for dry and wet braking for the second year running.
Scott Benbow, Product Marketing Manager at Continental said; “We are delighted to have been commended by Auto Express yet again in the latest summer tyre test. The ContiPremiumContact™ 5 only reiterates our leading position for safety.”