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      150th anniversary

      Automation – Continental Takes the Next Step Toward Industry 4.0

      In the mid-1920s, Continental employed around 14,500 people. Precise manual work was required in many areas of production, such as the manufacture of conveyor belts. At the Vahrenwald plant, many production steps were carried out by people rather than machines. 

      Although production chains have undergone fundamental change over the course of time, employees continue to play a crucial role in the company's success. Numerous systems at Continental are now automated, but people are still needed to monitor these processes. The tire manufacturer also continues to relies on manual work to a certain extent. Racing bike tires, for example, are still produced by hand.

      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.