Continental Tire, celebrated on April 11th the production of its 10,000,000 tire at its tire plant in Kaluga, Russia. The plant is renown in the global Continental manufacturing network for outstanding quality standards and therefore won the internal Quality Award 2017.
“The Greenfield Tire Plant Kaluga is now a mature plant and a success story for us. It is an important part of our Vision 2025 – the strategy of the Tire Division, which focuses on growth, value creation and excellence. With excelling at exactly these three values the team in Kaluga has progressed consistently and achieved all goals successfully. In 2011 we have laid the foundation of this tire plant, in 2013 we have started production, in 2014 we had celebrated the 1st million tire and today we have reached already the ten millionth tire. It is a pleasure for me to see that in less than 5 years of the plant’s activity we have achieved such excellent results. This is a clear growth path and my thank you goes to all who have contributed to make this celebration today possible. Together, we have managed to maintain the growth pace of this plant in a complex and dynamic environment and we have kept our promise to our customers, by constantly delivering excellent products” declared Nikolai Setzer, member of the Executive Board of Continental and Head of the Tire Division.
Apart from the quality of the goods, the company pays a lot of attention to maintaining ecologically friendly processes. Approximately 95% of the production wastes are suitable for processing and go through recycling. In 2016 year Continental Russia started its activity in developing the system of collecting and utilizing exhausted car tires in Russia and in 2017 became co-founder of “EcoTireUnion”.