The technology company and premium tire manufacturer Continental opened a new tire factory near the city of Clinton in the US state of Mississippi, a major milestone. The construction process, which started in 2016, ended with this ceremony. Approximately 300 guests and 250 Continental employees, including government officials and local authorities, community members, customers and suppliers, attended the event.
The new facility is located on a land of 1.000 acres in Clinton, near Jackson, the capital of the US state of Mississippi. Continental, which has invested around 1,4 billion dollars, plans to employ 2 thousand 500 people at the plant when it reaches full capacity over the next decade. The plant, which will produce truck and bus tires for the US market, will begin production in early 2020.
Ko The completion of our new tire factory, 'Vision 2025' for Continental tires, represents a major step in our long-term global growth strategy. As an important part of this strategy, Mississippi offers the best options for improving the tire trade in the US region. Here, we plan to grow together with our wonderful team at Clinton and thank you for the strong support we have received from all of our participating stakeholders..
As a premium tire manufacturer, including commercial vehicle tires, Continental has seen customer demands in the tire coating segment as well as new truck and bus tires have increased worldwide over the last 10 years. This growth enabled the company to increase production capacity in the US with its new Clinton facility in Mississippi.
Williams This is Continental's first factory dedicated to truck tires in the world, Paul said Paul Williams, Vice President of Commercial Vehicle Tires in the United States. We have seen tremendous growth in this area of our business, and the addition of this manufacturing facility will help us continue to meet customer orders. The state of Mississippi, the Hinds region, and the city of Clinton were outstanding partners who helped us build this facility, which would do excellent work for years. ”
Continental has invested nearly $ 2006 billion since 2,5 in production, technology, plant and product development to expand its tire business in the United States, as well as the Clinton facility in Mississippi. The company's Illinois, Mt. Vernon and South Carolina, Sumter tire factories are included in this figure. Such investments are part of the long-term strategy of the 2025 Vision of Continental tires. In addition, Continental continues to invest in the company's Automatic Indoor Brake Analysis project at the Contidrom Test Track near Hannover, Germany, the new test center in Uvalde, Texas, and the High Performance Technology Center in Korbach, Germany.