* For banks, enterprise value is substituted with market cap. Source: Bloomberg Finance L.P.
Continental appears in the following brand league tables:
Rank 28 in the
Germany 50 2013.
Rank 376 in the Global 500 2013.
Rank 3 in the Tyre Brands 2013.
Rank 3 in the Tyre Brands 2012.
Rank 362 in the Global 500 2012.
Rank 26 in the Germany 30 2012.
Rank 388 in the Global 500 2011.
Rank 25 in the Germany 30 2011.
Rank 453 in the Global 500 2010.
Rank 351 in the Global 500 2009.
Rank 415 in the Global 500 2008.
2013 brand performance*
* Figures taken on 31st December 2012.
2012 brand performance*
* Figures taken on 31st December 2011.
2011 brand performance*
* Figures taken on 31st December 2010.
2010 brand performance*
* Figures taken on 31st December 2009.
Brandirectory user rating*
* Average values from a total of 1 votes.
In 1871, Continental-Caoutchouc and Gutta-Percha Compagnie is founded in Hanover as a joint stock company. The main factory in Vahrenwalder Street produced soft rubber products, rubberised fabrics, solid tires for carriages and bicycles. In 1882, the rampant horse is registered as the company’s official trademark. Continental is the first German company that produced pneumatic tires for bicycles in 1892 and that manufactured automobile pneumatic tires without tread patterns in 1898. In 1928/29, Continental merged with significant companies of the caoutchouc industry and became Continental Gummi Werke AG.
In 1987, the North American tire manufacturer General Tire, Inc. was acquired and is operating under the name Continental Tire North America, Inc. since 2001.
In 1998, the US Company Automotive Brake and Chassis was acquired and is integrated into the Alfred Teves GmbH in Frankfurt.
In 2001, Continental strengthens its market position by acquiring Temic, the international electronics specialist. In 2003, Continental established a joint venture with the Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby Berhad and strengthened its position in the ASEAN region and Australia. Through the acquisition of the Phoenix AG, ContiTech becomes the world leader for rubber and plastics technology outside the tire industry.
By acquiring Siemens’ VDO Automotive AG in 2007, Continental is advancing to the top five suppliers in the automotive industry worldwide.