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.
Paul Williams, Vice President of Commercial Vehicle Tires, said: “This is Continental's first factory in the world dedicated to truck tires. Muaz in this area of our businesszam we have seen growth and the addition of this manufacturing facility will help us continue to meet customer orders. The state of Mississippi, the Hinds area and the city of Clinton were distinguished partners who helped us build this facility that will do great work over the years. ”
Continental has invested approximately $ 2006 billion since 2,5 in the field of manufacturing, technology, facilities and product development to expand the 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 made under the long-term 2025 Vision strategy of Continental tires. In addition, Continental continues its investments in the company's automated Indoor Brake Analysis project on the Contidrom Test Track near Hannover in Germany, the new test center in Uvalde, Texas, and the High Performance Technology Center in Korbach, Germany.