Continental was founded in Hanover, Germany in 1871, and its guiding principle is to improve road safety. Now it is one of the world’s leading suppliers to the automotive industry with extensive know-how in tyre and brake technology, vehicle dynamics control, as well as electronic and sensor systems. Continental currently employs around 150,000 people in 36 countries, at nearly 200 plants, R&D centres and test tracks. As a leading technology partner to the automotive industry it manufactures advanced components, modules and systems.