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Welcome to Corporate Purchasing

Continental AG constantly researches worldwide markets not only for new potential clients, but also for new potential suppliers and business partners. 

Within Continental AG a big range of purchasing activities are centralized and executed by the Corporate Purchasing department. We are divided into Production Material and- Non-Production Material, with teams working in different countries all over the world. 

Our Vision:

Our vision is to fuel company success through Purchasing Performance and providing market expertise and sustainable purchasing solutions to source goods and services competitively for the whole company.

Our Mission:

Our mission is that we provide market expertise and sustainable purchasing solutions to source goods and services competitively for all of Continental. 

Our customers value us because we create value.

Our Philosophy, Ethics and Basic Conduct Guidelines

Corporate Purchasing at Continental follows the same rules as our parent company and especially we expect from our suppliers to commit to our Business Partner Code of Conduct (BPCoC).

Sustainability is a key element within our company. That is why we also expect all our suppliers and business partners to adhere to the same level of commitment we implement internally.

We have a Sustainability Management function within Corporate Purchasing to ensure that we work together in creating a better and more sustainable world for future generations. This function works close together with our Corporate Sustainability department.

We as Purchasing trust that compliance is a key factor of satisfying requirements and expectations of our suppliers. We request our suppliers who are aware of illegal and dubious business activities involving Continental and its employees to use our Compliance &  Anti-Corruption Hotline. To disregard and ignore such behaviour is not acceptable.

Raw Materials


  • Rubber Accelerators
  • Activators
  • Rubber Antidegrandants
  • Waxes
  • Bonding agents
  • Peptizers
  • Softeners
  • Resins
  • Retarders
  • Vulcanizing
  • Miscellaneous chemicals


  • White fillers
  • Carbon blacks
  • Silica


  • Natural rubber
  • Tire elastomers
  • Latex
  • Plastics
  • Techn. elastomers
  • Thermoplastics


  • Viscose/ Rayon
  • Polyamid 6 / 4.6 / 6.6
  • Polyester Regular
  • Polyester HMLS
  • Metal

Non Production Materials

Transportation & Warehouse Services

  • Air Freight
  • Sea Freight
  • Road Freight
  • Parcel Freight
  • Customs Service
  • Warehouse Services
  • Inbound Supply Chain

Corporate Services

  • FM Services
  • HR Services
  • Marketing Services
  • Consulting Services
  • Legal Services
  • Travel & Mobility Services


IT Infrastructure

  1. Hardware
  2. Network
  3. Communication
  4. Datacenter & Operations
  5. Cloud Services

IT Applications & Services

  1. Software
  2. Maintenance
  3. Services

Auxiliaries & Supplies

  • MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations)
  • Energy

Corporate Investments

  • Civil Works
  • Utilities
  • Forklift & Warehouse Equipment
  • Production Equipment Contitech
  • Production Equipment+ Robotics Contitech

Production Equipment & Engineering Services

Purchasing Invest Tires