Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation.
The transformation in the mobility industry opens up many opportunities. To capitalize on these opportunities, Continental adopted a realigned strategy in the year 2020. This is based on three cornerstones:
- Strengthen operational performance
- Differentiate our portfolio
- Turn change into opportunity
By 2050 at the latest, we and our value chain partners are striving for:
- 100% Carbon neutrality along our entire value chain
- 100% Emission-free mobility and industry
- 100% Circular economy
- 100% Responsible value chain
Detailed information about our key ambitions and on the eight essentials you will find in our comprehensive sustainability framework.
“Enable Transformation” supports digital transformation at Continental so that we can make the most of the opportunities of digitalization throughout the corporation. We regard four management areas as crucial to our continued success with digitalized industry and mobility:
- Diversity management
- Flexible working conditions
- An inspiring leadership culture
- Lifelong learning and intensive exchange of knowledge
Please find here detailed information about our holistic HR policy, employee key figures and structure.
Despite a Turbulent Market Environment, Continental Is Optimistic for the Second Half of the Year
Continental is looking ahead to the second half of the year with optimism and maintaining its outlook for the current fiscal year. As expected, the ongoing turbulent market environment had a noticeable impact in the second quarter of 2022, however. In particular, the geopolitical uncertainties as a result of the war against Ukraine, disrupted supply chains and massive price increases for raw materials, semi-finished products, energy and logistics, coupled with the shortage of electronic components and the consequences of the coronavirus lockdowns in China, heavily affected Continental’s results. At the same time, the technology company recorded a high order intake in the Automotive group sector of more than €6.0 billion. Read the press release as of August 9, 2022
With effect from January 1, 2022, the Tires and ContiTech business areas (before consolidated in the Rubber Technologies group sector) have become independent group sectors. At the same time, Continental has comprehensively realigned the Automotive Technologies group sector (since 2022: Automotive) and has created five dynamic, flexible business areas whose future structure will be geared to the strategic action fields and market development of Automotive Technologies.
In addition to trendsetting technologies such as automated and autonomous driving, electrification, smart infotainment and holistic connectivity, several very fundamental trends are influencing the sector: digitalization, sustainability, efficiency, and cost saving are as much a part of the automotive sector as safety on the roads and comfort and convenience while driving.
*Headquarters in Hanover (As at: Dec. 31, 2021)
On October 8, 2021, our hearts were beating faster! That’s because on October 8, we are celebrating a milestone: Continental’s 150-year anniversary. We have so much to look back on - right from the start we made our mark on mobility, explaining why millions of people place their trust in us every day.
Starting with only around 200 employees, over time we have grown into a company with lasting success, and with almost 200,000 colleagues worldwide. Transformation and change have always been part of our history, which is why we are confident about the new changes in mobility.
Find out more about our history.