Continental Corporation is represented in Kaluga by three production sites at once. In addition to its tyre plant opened by Continental Kaluga LLC in first half of 2014, the Company commissioned another two plants: new plant of Continental Automotive Systems RUS LLC, which manufactures electronic automotive components, elements of fuel supply and injection systems, and ContiTech plant to manufacture piping for air conditioning systems and power steering systems. Total number of personnel at three Continental plants in Kaluga already exceeds 1,200 persons.
Tyre plant in Kaluga is the first production site of Continental in Russia, which was officially launched in October 2013. Euro 240 mln were invested in construction of Continental plant in Kaluga, which successfully started in 2011. Production started at the plant earlier than planned, in September 2013. The plant manufactures tyres of three brands: Continental, Gislaved and Matador, ranging from 13 to 20 inches.
• Continental tyre plant in Kaluga manufactured more than 5,000,000 tyres in less than 3 years from the moment of its official opening
• The plant supplies tyres to Russian and foreign markets. In 2016, geography of export supplies expanded up to 22 countries of Europe, Asia and Northern America. The plant began supplies of tyres to Canada and China
• Continental Kaluga plant manufactures already more than 280 articles of tyres
Continental Automotive Systems RUS LLC – Euro 24 mln of investments
ContiTech – Euro 17 mln of investments
Continental Kaluga LLC – Euro 240 mln of investments.
“High results of the plant operation are confirmed by the growth of production volume, by active development of the markets and by results of audits and certifications, which our plant regularly undergo. In spring this year, we successfully underwent CCC certification under Chinese System of Product Mandatory Certification. In August, we confirmed compliance of our plant with German Standards of Quality Processes VDA6.3 and we obtained the highest grade ("A" grade) from Volkswagen Company upon results of this audit. This suggests that not only quality of products, but also processes and systems aligned at the production site in Kaluga fully meet our clients’ expectations.”
Georgy Rotov, Director General, Continental Kaluga LLC
Continental Company develops intelligent mobility technologies for people and cargo. As a reliable partner, the international supplier of components for automotive industry, tyres manufacturer and industrial partner offers stable, safe, convenient, tailor-made and affordable solutions. In 2015, the Company with its five divisions: Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tyres and ContiTech achieved turnover of approximately Euro 39.2 bln. More than 215, 000 employees of the Company work in 55 countries.
Tyres Division has 24 production sites and expands its presence worldwide. Wide product range and continuous investments in R&D contributes greatly to cost and environmentally effective mobility. Being one of world leaders in tyre production with personnel number of about 49, 000 persons, Tyres Division achieved turnover of Euro 10.4 bln in 2015.