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Continental AG
Type Publicly traded company
Industry Automotive
When it was created 1871
Headquarters Hanover, Germany
Key people Elmar Degenhart, CEO
Wolfgang Reitzle, Chairman
Things made Tires, brake systems, powertrain and chassis components, automotive safety, vehicle electronics
Money earned

34.5 billion (2014) Decrease

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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