Conti celebrates production of the 10 millionth tire at its Kaluga plant

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Continental recently celebrated production of the 10 millionth tire at its plant in Kaluga, Russia, only five years after operations began at the facility.

The factory, which has a team of approximately 1,000, is equipped with state-of-the-art tire manufacturing technology and produces a range of passenger and light truck tires for the original equipment and replacement markets in Russia, and in EMEA and APAC countries. The facility is extremely eco-friendly and approximately 95% of production waste is recycled.

“It is a pleasure for me to see that in less than five 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 possible. Together, we have managed to maintain the growth pace of this plant in a complex and dynamic environment,” said Nikolai Setzer, member of the executive board of Continental and head of the tire division.

Continental Kaluga general director Georgy Rotov noted, “We select our employees based on them being a ‘best fit’ for each position and provide them with the opportunity for career development, professional and personal growth. Employees undergo on-site training as well as abroad, enabling them to grow into highly-skilled experts and regularly visit other Continental plants around the world as part of international projects or simply to share experience.”

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