Timisoara, March 2nd, 2016. Continental, one of the biggest automotive suppliers and one of the most important tire producers, receives the „Best Supplier” award, the highest recognition, from Automobile Dacia. This distinction follows the completion of a set of evaluations on many levels of activity, such as good partnership and communication, flexibility, performance in terms of quality and reliability.
“Automobile Dacia was the very first original equipment (OE) customer for our tire plant in Timisoara, so we are very proud to receive the “Best Supplier” Award”, said Oliver Schneider, Key Account Executive Continental. “The recognition is a confirmation of our long term strategy, to comply with the demands of our customers, in terms of product performance, quality and optimal delivery terms. We are committed to continuing our good collaboration, to further meet the requirements of Automobile Dacia, in terms of product range and performances.”
Continental has produced and supplied 1.8 million tires in 2015 for Automobile Dacia, 1.4 million of them being delivered directly from the tire plant in Timisoara. The tires delivered were consisting of models such as ContiCrossContact LX and ContiEcoContact 5. These tires are being fitted on the Logan, Duster and Sandero Stepway models of Dacia.
“We are honoured to receive this recognition from one of our most important business partners in Romania”, said Sorin Samonid, General Manager Continental Tires Timisoara. “Our plant grew constantly and diversified its products portfolio, also thanks to the sound collaboration we have with Automobile Dacia. In the future we will continue our ongoing commitment to comply with the requirements of our clients and supply quality products manufactured in Timisoara."
Since 2000, when it started the production process in Romania, Continental Tires invested over EUR 370 million and created over 2,400 working places. The investments were focused on state of the art technology, environment protection and corporate social responsibility. In its more than 15 years of production, Continental Tires Timisoara has produced more than 165 million tires, which are delivered to its customers in Europe and around the world.
Until the end of 2014, Continental has invested ca. 1 billion euro in its Romanian activities. All the five divisions of Continental are represented in Romania. Continental has seven production unites and three research and development centers in Timisoara, Sibiu, Carei, N`dab, Brasov and Iasi. Continental is a partner of a join venture in Slatina and has an Est-European tire distribution center in Bucharest. At the end of 2014, Continental had almost 15,000 employees and plans to further expand its team with an additional 1,500 people.