For over 100 years, Continental has been one of the world's leading automotive industry suppliers. Continental AG was founded in 1987 in Hanover, Germany. The company is currently one of the five largest automotive suppliers in the world, and is the second largest European Auto Supplier. As of 2008, Continental employs approximately 140,000 employees at 190 locations in 25 countries. Continental is ranked fourth for market share worldwide and the market leader in Europe for passenger, light truck, and industrial tires.
Continental believes that the Environment is a key responsibility of business. Every product that Continental manufactures is produced with the Environment in mind. As an employee of Continental, one must be obligated to help protect the environment. Continental feels that climate protection is essential part of environmental protection and part of their Corporate Strategy. The company invests in research and technologies for the reduction of carbon emissions produced by automobiles and industry. Continental’s Air Conditioning System is a state-of-the-art system that reduces the amount of pollutant gases. Also, Continental contributes to the conservation of natural resources by using reusable raw materials such as plant-based oils and natural rubber.