Continental celebrates 70 years in SA, Plans to expand.
Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) is celebrating a significant milestone as the company reaches its 70th anniversary this year.
“The 70th anniversary for Continental Tyre SA is a proud achievement for the company, and for all our people that have helped us reach this significant chapter in our proud history,” Shaun Uys, managing director of CTSA said.
He highlighted that the company has expanded significantly over the past seven decades and has met the growing demand for Continental and General Tire-branded products in the crucial original equipment and replacement tyre sectors.
On the future expansion of Continental in SA Uys said, “Our Port Elizabeth plant has benefitted from investments and upgrades with almost R1-billion over the past five years to introduce the latest technologies, cutting-edge production processes and the most advanced tooling” .
He added that the investments have also facilitated the expansion beyond the traditional automotive segment to produce a new range of commercial specialty tyres for the heavy-duty mining and earthmoving applications to meet the needs of the industrial sector.
He said it has also enabled the company to improve environmental sustainability by lowering its CO2 emissions, cutting back on energy and water consumption and reducing the amount of waste generated.