Continental has been developing products for agriculture for more than 80 years. When the first agricultural tractors with pneumatic tires rolled onto the fields in the mid-1920s, Continental was at the forefront. In addition to tractor tires, the company produced steep-angle conveyor belts. Even today, products and solutions for conveyor technology are an important part of the Continental portfolio. Harvesting an acre of wheat back then kept four men busy for around a week.
These days, a modern combine harvester does the job in half an hour. Many run on tires from Continental and are equipped with toothed and V-belts as well as transfer belts from ContiTech. To make the work processes in the fields even more efficient and sustainable, Continental also develops intelligent solutions for smart farming – from drones through to robotic systems.
On the occasion of the 150th anniversary, we will show you the essence of our mission for greater mobility: Embark on a journey through the eventful history of the company since its founding in 1871 with fascinating motifs and experience the development of Continental into an international technology company.
Behind every individual image there is a special story, which you can discover here: From enthusiastic Continental staff members at work and surprising product launches at the end of the 19th century, to the spectacular world records and technologies for a sustainable and mobile future.