Korbach, Germany — Continental AG has started production at the high-performance technology centre (HPTC) located at the firm’s Korbach tire plant, built over the past two years at a cost of more than €45 million.
The 129,000-sq-ft “factory within a factory” is dedicated not only to producing tires in the 19- to 24-inch rim diameter range but also to developing advanced manufacturing methods, Conti said.
Annual production is expected to hit 350,000 ultra-high-performance tires at full capacity. The center is staffed by 80 employees.
“In addition to producing…