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People & Motifs

150 Years Full of People, Moments and Motifs

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary, we will show you the essence of our mission for greater mobility: Embark on a journey through the eventful history of the company since its founding in 1871 with fascinating motifs and experience the development of Continental into an international technology company.

Behind every individual image there is a special story, which you can discover here: From enthusiastic Continental staff members at work and surprising product launches at the end of the 19th century, to the spectacular world records and technologies for a sustainable and mobile future.

  • From Hanover into the World, for 150 Years
    From Hanover into the World, for 150 Years
     
    Since Continental was founded in 1871, its corporate headquarters have been a prominent feature of the Hanover cityscape. More
  • Tennis Balls and Football Stadiums
    Tennis Balls and Football Stadiums
     
    In the late 19th century, Continental not only manufactured pneumatic tires for bicycles and cars, it also produced other consumer goods made of soft rubber. More
  • Continental Keeps the Tires Turning
    Continental Keeps the Tires Turning
     
    Not all tires are the same. More
  • Focus at Continental on High-quality Products
    Focus at Continental on High-quality Products
     
    Back in 1920, the staff at Continental were already meticulously testing the elasticity and suppleness of car hoses. More
  • Continental Is also Driving the Future in Motor Racing
    Continental Is also Driving the Future in Motor Racing
     
    Continental conquers motor racing: In the mid-1950s, Continental not only provided tires for a variety of racing cars, but was also regarded as a motor racing promoter. More
  • Mobile Everywhere – From the Office to the Road
    Mobile Everywhere – From the Office to the Road
     
    In the early 1950s, Continental built a highly modern building for its day at Königsworther Platz, which was to be its new corporate headquarters. More
  • Agriculture Transformed – When Humans and Machines Work Hand-in-Hand
    Agriculture Transformed – When Humans and Machines Work Hand-in-Hand
     
    Continental has been developing products for agriculture for more than 80 years. More
  • Connected Continental – Communication with a Finger on the Pulse
    Connected Continental – Communication with a Finger on the Pulse
     
    In 1921, staff in Vahrenwald ensured secure communication within the Continental buildings by using telegraph devices and pneumatic post tubes. More
  • Flying High with Continental, for 150 Years
    Flying High with Continental, for 150 Years
     
    In 1900, Continental delivered the balloon material for sealing the gas cells of the first German airship, the Zeppelin LZ 1. More
  • Continental’s Heart Beats for Mobility Then as it Does Today
    Continental’s Heart Beats for Mobility Then as it Does Today
     
    As a pioneer in its industry, Continental began producing pneumatic tires for bicycles in 1892. More
  • Automation – Continental Takes the Next Step Toward Industry 4.0
    Automation – Continental Takes the Next Step Toward Industry 4.0
     
    In the mid-1920s, Continental employed around 14,500 people. More
  • (R)evolution in the Cockpit
    (R)evolution in the Cockpit
     
    In the early 1960s, the equipment of cars was still very minimalist. More