Conti invests €460m in rubber units during HI

Hanover, Germany – Continental’s Rubber Group, which includes its Tire and ContiTech divisions invested €459.3 million, or 5.3% of sales, in the first six months of 2018, the group half-year results statement shows.

The spend, which compared to a prior-year period’s €483.1 million, or 5.6% of sales, related largely to new plant buildings in Rayong, Thailand and Clinton, Mississippi.

Continental also increase production capacity at existing plants in Sumter, South Carolina and Hefei, China. Quality-assurance and cost-cutting measures were also implemented.

At ContiTech, major investments included the expansion…

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