The Continental Group is divided into the group sectors Automotive Technologies, Rubber Technologies and Powertrain Technologies. These sectors comprise five business areas with a total of 21 business units (as of January 1, 2021). A business area or business unit is classified according to product requirements, market trends, customer groups and distribution channels. The business areas and business units have overall responsibility for their business, including their results.
The legally independent Powertrain business area operates under the name Vitesco Technologies.
- Continental Business Consulting (CBC)
- Group Communications and Public Affairs
- Group Compliance, Law and Intellectual Property
- Group Finance and Controlling
- Group Human Relations
- Group Information Technology
- Group Purchasing
- Group Strategy
- Group Total Quality Management
- co-pace (Start-up Organization)
The Autonomous Mobility and Safety business area develops, produces and integrates active and passive safety technologies and controls vehicle dynamics. The product portfolio ranges from electronic and hydraulic brake and chassis control systems to sensors, advanced driver assistance systems, airbag electronics and sensors, electronic air suspension systems and cleaning systems for windscreens and headlights. Autonomous Mobility and Safety has a high level of systems expertise in the interconnectivity of individual components. As a result, products and system functions are created along the "SensePlanAct" chain of effects. These make driving safer and easier and pave the way for autonomous mobility.
The business area is divided into four business units:
- Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
- Hydraulic Brake Systems
- Passive Saftey and Sensorics
- Verhicle Dynamics
The Vehicle Networking and Information business area, with its vision of "AlwaysOn" sees the vehicle of the future as a partner that supports its passengers with intelligent and secure solutions - seamlessly networked, user-friendly, convenient and smart. The business area develops and integrates components and end-to-end systems for connected mobility - architecture, hardware, software and services. With solutions for networking, human-machine interaction, user experience, high-performance computing, digital services and system integration for passenger cars, light commercial vehicles and fleets, Vehicle Networking and Information ensures stable and safe connectivity and smooth information flows for connected mobility.
The business area is divided into three business units:
- Commercial Vehicles and Services
- Connected Car Networking
- Human Machine Interface
With its premium portfolio in the car, truck, bus, two-wheel and specialty tire segment, the Tires business area stands for innovative top performance in tire technology. Services for dealers and fleet management as well as digital tire monitoring and management systems are further areas of focus. The aim is to contribute to safe, economical and sustainable mobility.
The Tires business area is divided into five business units:
- Original Equipment
- Replacement APAC (Asien und Pazifik-Region)
- Replacement EMEA (Europa. Mittlerer Osten und Afrika)
- Replacement The Americs (Nord-, Mittel- und Südamerika)
- Specialty Tires
The ContiTech business area focuses on smart and sustainable solutions beyond rubber and develops digital and intelligent solutions in future-oriented sectors. In doing so, ContiTech draws on its long-standing knowledge of the industry and materials to open up new business opportunities by combining various materials with electronic components and individual services. The products, systems and solutions developed by ContiTech are used both in the automotive industry as well as in railway engineering, machine and plan construction, mining, agriculture and other important sectors of the future.
The ContiTech business area is divided into six business units:
- Advanced Dynamic Solutions
- Conveying Solutions
- Industrial Fluid Solutions
- Mobile Fluid Solutions
- Power Transmission Group
- Surface Solutions
The Powertrain* business area brings together the full spectrum of Continental's drivetrain technology expertise. Powertrain's aim is to develop innovative, efficient electrification technologies for all types of vehicle. Its portfolio includes 48-volt electrification solutions, electric drives, and power electronics for hybrid and battery-electric vehicles. Furthermore, Powertrain develops and produces high-voltage boxes, electronic controls, sensors, actuators, turbo-chargers, hydraulic components and pumps as well as solutions for exhaust-gas aftertreatment.
The Powertrain business area is divided into three business units:
- Electronic Controls
- Electrification Technology
- Sensing and Actuation
* operates under the name Vitesco Technologies