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      150th anniversary

      Continental Keeps the Tires Turning

      Not all tires are the same. In the early 20th century, all bicycle and car tires were made by hand at the plant on Vahrenwalder Strasse. Whereas, today Continental tires are produced in 16 countries. 

      Unlike then, production now takes place exclusively using (semi-)automated processes. The smallest and biggest tires in the portfolio are all produced in this way. With an overall diameter of just 105 mm, the MH 20 tire for forklifts, is by far the smallest tire in the overall range. In contrast, the largest tire, dubbed the Continental DumperMaster, has a total diameter of 206 cm and is used every day on loaders and mining vehicles.

      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.