Bus owners endorse performance of Continental bus tyres
Conti Coach and Conti CityPlus in use
15 October 2015
- Excellent braking performance and improved wet grip throughout tyre service life
- Conti Coach: Highly cost effective with fuel savings of up to 3 percent
- Conti CityPlus: optimum ride comfort and perfect handling
There are three crucial requirements for bus tyres: comfort, cost effectiveness, and safety. Continental’s premium Generation 3 tyres for passenger transport, Conti Urban, Conti CityPlus, and Conti Coach, cover every area of use from regular city services through regional transport to the long-distance coach segment. Every tyre has been constructed for a very specific application, to best meet customers' needs and operations.
The Conti CityPlus HA3 has been specially developed for use in regional transport, a demanding and growing segment. This tyre, developed for fitment on all axles, is available in size 295/80 R 22.5. It is characterised by excellent handling and wet-grip qualities, very long service life, and uniform wear. Solid 3D sipes ensure additional grip and consistent braking performance throughout the tyre’s service life.
For long-distance travel, the Conti Coach HA3 is available for all-round fitment in sizes 295/80 R 22.5 and 315/80 R 22.5. The tread compound is specially developed for passenger transport, and features a tread design with solid three-dimensional grip sipes, offering maximum safety and optimum ride comfort together with improved rolling resistance. On the road the Conti Coach HA3 ensures good longitudinal and transverse grip, directional stability and steering precision, as well as excellent performance in the wet for the entire service life of the tyre, thanks to the siping technology.
Constantin Batsch, Vice President Business Region Truck Tires EMEA states: "In the growing commercial passenger transport segment, bus companies face tough international competition, especially in the long-distance transport field. For them the most important aspects are good ride comfort for passengers, safety and cost effectiveness, from fuel efficiency to retreadability – all features which are provided by Continental’s bus tyres.”
Here is what customers are saying about the Continental bus tyre range:
Highly cost effective with fuel savings of up to three percent
Luca Montanaro, fleet manager for the Italian-based bus and coach company, Star SPA: "Our company offers safe and comfortable passenger transport at fair rates. The performance of the tyres has a direct impact on the cost effectiveness of the bus fleet. Since we started using Conti Coach tyres, we've been able to reduce fuel consumption in the fleet by up to three percent. And they achieve a splendidly high mileage too."
|About Star SPAHeadquarters: Lodi, Italy Founded: 1922 Fleet: 130 vehicles|
Excellent braking performance
Luc Meekers, fleet manager for Staf Cars, based in Lommel, Belgium: "We provide reliable, all-year-round bus travel between cities throughout Belgium and beyond its national borders. For this purpose we need tyres that provide optimum performance on any road. That's why we rely on premium tyres from Continental. Both the Conti CityPlus and the Conti Coach have impressed us with their excellent handling and braking power even on wet roads. Our customers and our drivers feel safe on board at all times."
|About Staf carsHeadquarters: Lommel, Belgium Founded: 1957 Fleet: More than 100 coaches|
Excellent ride comfort
Ingo Kehl, Managing Director of Sieckendiek GmbH & Co. KG, a coach company and MAN-authorised repair shop, headquartered in Versmold-Peckeloh, Eastern Westphalia, Germany:
"To make sure that our customers reach their destination safely and on schedule, the safety and quality of our bus fleet are of the utmost importance to us. This also includes premium tyres. The Conti Coach tyres fulfill our demanding requirements: outstanding driving comfort, perfect handling and quiet running – all characteristics really appreciated by our customers."
|About Fritz Sieckendiek GmbH & Co. KG / Sieckendiek Truck & Bus Service Headquarters: Versmold-Peckeloh, Germany Founded: 1965 / 1978 Fleet: More than 40 buses and coaches|
Photos and captions:
- Photo 01_Star SPA: Italian-based bus and coach company Star SPA has reduced fuel consumption in the fleet by up to three percent since fitting Conti Coach tyres on their buses.
- Photo 02_Staf Cars: The drivers of Staf Cars, based in Lommel, Belgium, feel safe on board at all times. They rely on the Conti CityPlus and the Conti Coach which have both impressed them with their excellent handling and braking power even on wet roads.
- Photo 03_Ingo Kehl: Ingo Kehl, Managing Director of Sieckendiek GmbH & Co. KG, a coach company and MAN-authorised repair shop, headquartered in Versmold-Peckeloh, Germany: The new Conti Coach tyres fulfill our demanding requirements: outstanding driving comfort, perfect handling and quiet running.
- Photo 04_Constantin Batsch: Constantin Batsch, Vice President Business Region Truck Tires EMEA of Continental states: “Continental bus tyres provide good ride comfort for passengers, safety and cost effectiveness, from fuel efficiency to retreadability.”
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated preliminary sales of approximately €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tire, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 205,000 people in 53 countries.
The Tire division currently has 24 production and development locations worldwide. The broad product range and continuous investments in R&D make a major contribution to cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. As one of the world’s leading tire manufacturers, with more than 47,000 employees, the Tire division achieved sales of €9.8 billion in 2014.
Continental Commercial Vehicle Tires is one of the worlds' biggest manufacturers of truck, bus, and special tires. The business unit is continually evolving from that of a purely tire manufacturing business to solution provider with a broad range of products, services and solutions for commercial vehicle tires.
Caroline Holmes and Belle Moss
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