Conti switches tube suppliers to Metro, from Sava

Continental AG is to switch suppliers for the majority of its car tyre inner tubes to Metro Tyres of India and away from Sava dd of Kranj, Slovenia. Meanwhile Metro is building a €6-million inner tube plant outside New Delhi, India.

The deal will mean Conti scrapping current agreements with Sava, which also owns 20 percent* of the Goodyear-controlled Sava Tires joint venture, and shifting the production from Kranj to the Indian unit. A spokesman for Conti said the company continues to buy some tubes from…

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