Continental and Schmitz Cargobull strengthen longstanding collaboration

  • Introduction of the Conti Hybrid HT3 in Schmitz Cargobull product portfolio
  • 30 years of collaboration with the German OEM Schmitz Cargobull

Continental and Schmitz Cargobull are strengthening their longstanding collaboration by introducing the Conti Hybrid HT3 as a standard tyre in the leading truck trailer manufacturer’s product portfolio. The Conti Hybrid HT3 is a specially developed trailer tyre for use both on regional roads and motorways and was launched in the spring of this year.

Continental and Schmitz Cargobull have been linked by a partnership lasting more than 30 years, during which Continental as a premium tyre producer has become one of the trailer specialist's major suppliers. Peter Matzke, Head of OE Truck Tyres at Continental remarked: “We are delighted that Schmitz Cargobull has included our Conti Hybrid HT3 in its original equipment manufacturing portfolio, further strengthening our longstanding collaboration.”

A newly developed tread compound has increased the mileage of the Conti Hybrid HT3 compared with its predecessor, and has also improved wet grip performance. In addition, the Conti Hybrid HT3 demonstrates excellent fuel efficiency thanks to optimised rolling resistance.

Schmitz Cargobull is Europe's leading manufacturer of truck trailers. The company, which specialises in the production of semitrailers for heavy trucks, is setting the standard for highly efficient transport solutions, partly due to its innovative manufacturing and intelligent production technologies.

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Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tyre manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated sales of approximately €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tyres, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 208,000 people in 53 countries.

The Tyre 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 tyre manufacturers, with more than 47,000 employees, the Tyre division achieved sales of €9.8 billion in 2014.

Continental Commercial Vehicle Tyres is one of the worlds' biggest manufacturers of truck, bus, and special tyres. The business unit is continually evolving from that of a purely tyre manufacturing business to solution provider with a broad range of products, services, and solutions for commercial vehicle tyres.

Photos and captions:

-     Peter Matzke, Head of OE Truck Tyres at Continental

-     Conti Hybrid HT3 trailer tyre

-     Schmitz Cargobull logo

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