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Continental AG

Continental AG
Company nameContinental AG
Company typeAktiengesellschaft
IndustryAutomotive, manufacturing
HeadquartersHanover, Germany
Key peopleElmar Degenhart (CEO and Chairman of the executive board), Wolfgang Reitzle (Chairman of the supervisory board)
ProductsTires, brake systems, automotive safety and communications systems
Revenue-26.05 billion (2010)
Operating income-1.935 billion (2010)
Net income-576.0 million (2010)
Total assets-24.39 billion (end 2010)
Total equity-6.203 billion (end 2010)
Employees148,230 (end 2010)

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Continental AG, internally often called Conti for short, is a worldwide leading German manufacturer of tires, brake systems, vehicle stability control systems, engine injection systems, tachographs and other parts for the automotive and transport industries. The company is based in Hanover, Germany. It is the world's 4th largest tire manufacturer after Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear. It was founded in 1871 as a rubber manufacturer, Continental-Caoutchouc und Gutta-Percha Compagnie. After acquiring Siemens VDO, it has become one of the top 5 automotive suppliers in the world.

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