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      150th anniversary

      Tennis Balls and Football Stadiums

      In the late 19th century, Continental not only manufactured pneumatic tires for bicycles and cars, it also produced other consumer goods made of soft rubber. Tennis balls, for instance, were produced at the Vahrenwald plant, where 20 people made 100 tennis balls by hand in one day. Only later did Continental gradually add the first industrial products to its portfolio. 

      The company has maintained its product diversity to this day. Continental equips some of the largest and most important stadiums in the world with its coatings and upholstery. In the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, for example, seats remain at a pleasant temperature despite long days of relentless sun, thanks to the special ’cool colors’ technology.

      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.