Suggestions
    Go directly to
      Press Release
      September 01, 2017

      Continental Pledges Support in Response to Hurricane Harvey

      • $50,000 will go directly to the American Red Cross emergency relief efforts in addition to employee contributions  
      • International technology company has four facilities in Texas
      • Local relief activities are also underway at Continental

      Auburn Hills, Mich., September 1, 2017 – The technology company Continental is contributing $50,000 in disaster relief efforts in Texas, following historic flooding in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The donations - $25,000 from Continental and an additional company match of $25,000 for employee contributions – will support disaster relief efforts coordinated through the American Red Cross. 

      “Our thoughts and prayers are with the millions of people and families impacted by this devastating storm,” said Dr. Elmar Degenhart, Executive Board Chairman and CEO of Continental. “With these donations, Continental is helping to continue the emergency aid and relief efforts coordinated through the American Red Cross and supporting the ongoing needs of the affected communities.”

      Continental has approximately 1,600 employees and four facilities in Texas, including a ContiTech location in Houston, an automotive plant in Seguin, a tire facility in Uvalde and a warehouse in Grand Prairie. The company was fortunate enough to remain minimally affected by any direct damage to its facilities.

      In addition to the company’s monetary pledge, Continental’s local facilities are supporting relief efforts in Houston and other areas in southern Texas by organizing a collection of basic necessities such as bottled water, toiletries, first-aid kits, cleaning supplies and more that will be distributed in the affected areas.

       “Many lives will never be the same after this and the recovery process will need as much assistance as possible,” said Samir Salman, CEO of Continental, North America. “Our company and its employees are dedicated to helping one another. It is one of our most important core values.”

      The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org.

      Cookie Policy

      We use cookies to provide you with the best experience on our website. Click on "Accept all" to allow all cookies or "Change cookie settings" to decide individually.

      Note: If you consent to the use of performance cookies, you also consent to the transfer of your personal data to insecure third countries (e.g. to the USA). These insecure third countries do not provide a level of data protection comparable to EU standards. In the case of certain third party providers, such as Google and Mouseflow, no other guarantees are offered to compensate for this deficit. There is therefore a risk that the transmission of your personal data may result in state authorities accessing your personal data without you having effective legal protection options.

      For more information on performance technologies and the transfer of data to third countries, please refer to the privacy policy.

      By clicking the "Accept all" button, you explicitly consent to this. Consent can be revoked at any time by changing the cookie settings. The further processing of data already collected before revocation by the third-party provider cannot be excluded.

      A cookie is a small data file that is stored on your device. We use cookies to provide basic and convenience functionalities, measure website performance and analyze user behavior on the website. 

      Required cookies are always activated because they are indispensable for the operation of the website and to store your cookie consent. Functional and performance cookies are optional. All optional cookies are deactivated by default.

      You can change your cookie settings at any time by visiting our Cookie Policy or by clearing the cache in your browser. 

      Show more Show less
      Back
      Required cookies Required

      These cookies are required to provide you with key functions.

      Functional cookies

      These cookies are used to provide certain functionalities to you.

      Performance cookies

      These cookies are used to measure website performance and user behavior. All collected data are analyzed anonymously.