Continental AG facts for kids
|Type||Publicly traded company|
|When it was created||1871|
|Key people||Elmar Degenhart, CEO
Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman
|Things made||Tires, brake systems, powertrain and chassis components, automotive safety, vehicle electronics|
€34.5 billion (2014)€32.7 billion (2012)
|Operating income||€3.073 billion (2012)|
|Profit||c. €1.9 billion (2012)|
|Total equity||€7.543 billion (end 2011)|
|Employees||c. 190,000 (end 2014)|
Continental AG is a leading German automotive manufacturing company specializing in tires, brake systems, automotive safety, powertrain and chassis components, tachographs, and other parts for the automotive and transportation industries. Continental is based in Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany.
Continental was founded in 1871 as a rubber manufacturer, Continental-Caoutchouc und Gutta-Percha Compagnie.
Continental is the world's 4th largest tire manufacturer.
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