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As Continental celebrates its 150th anniversary, we look back at the countless innovations that the firm has pioneered to make our roads and cars safer.

04 Feb 2021


2021 sees tyres and automotive parts manufacturer firm Continental celebrate its 150th anniversary. We trace the milestones of Continental and its 150 years of countless innovations, and how our roads have been made safer thanks to the efforts of this German technology-centred brand.

A history filled with innovation

Continental will celebrate its 150th anniversary on 8 October 2021
Founded in 1871 in Hannover, Germany, Continental has grown from strength to strength thanks to its relentless efforts in developing new technologies.

Some of its most notable achievements include the development of the first grooved tyres for cars in 1904, dramatically improving tyre capabilities in challenging weather.

In 1943, Continental was also the world's first company to file a patent for tubeless tyres, a revolutionary technological innovation back in the day.

Still looking to the future

Continental's innovative spirit lives on in projects such as CUbE
But Continental's innovative spirit continues on even in the present day.

The firm is at the forefront of the development of driverless mobility with the Continental Urban Mobility Experience (CUbE), a driverless vehicle intended to bring commuters to their destinations safely and comfortably.

Continental is also developing a new innovative material, Taraxagum, which is extracted from the dandelion plant. The tyre manufacturer aims to use dandelion rubber as a sustainable alternative for its raw material.

Get your own hands on Continental's technology!

Tyres made from dandelions? Only with Continental!
But you don't need to be working in a lab to witness Continental's technology. 

Many of Continental's technologies are also available in its lineup of award-winning tyres, designed for consumers such as you and me.

ContiSeal

Looking for a tyre that can withstand punctures from small nails? Why not opt for one with Continental's ContiSeal technology?

Sticky, viscous sealant layer applied to the inside of Contiseal tyres gives added protection against punctures
ContiSeal utilises a sticky, viscous sealant layer applied to the inside of the tyre in the tread area in order to seal off punctures from objects up to 5mm in diameter.

The viscous layer means that should you drive over something that threatens to puncture your tyre, there will not be a need for immediate roadside tyre changes, as the holes in the tyre will remain sealed even if the puncturing object becomes dislodged.

ContiSeal is available on the SportContact and PremiumContact series, as well as the EcoContact Series.

ContiSilent

Looking for a quieter ride? Continental's ContiSilent technology could be just what you need
If you're looking for serene comfort when on the road, Continental's ContiSilent technology could be just what you need.

ContiSilent-equipped tyres utilise a layer of polyurethane foam on the inner surface of the tyre tread to absorb tyre cavity noise, offering motorists a quieter ride.

Expect an in-vehicle noise reduction by up to 9dB, without any degradation to tyre braking, handling, mileage, load, and speed capability or performance in the wet!

SSR

Continental's SSR tyres ensure that you will be able to reach a safe location to replace your tyres should you encounter a puncture
Continetal's Self-Supporting Runflat (SSR) tyre utilises a reinforced sidewall in order to offer motorists enhanced safety on the roads.

In the event of a puncture, this reinforced sidewall will help to prevent the sidewall from being crushed, ensuring that the driver can continue driving for up to 80km at a maximum speed of 80km/h.

Continental's SSR technology not only ensures that you have sufficient time to get to side of the road after experiencing a puncture, but also gives you better control over your car should you experience a significant tyre failure at high speed.

Continental's SSR technology is available on its SportContact and PremiumContact series.

Scan the QR code to obtain the address of Stamford Tyres' 13 branches
From now until 31 March 2021, get a $50 Stamford Tyres Voucher (18-inch tyres and above) and a $30 Stamford Tyres Voucher (16 and 17-inches) per Continental SSR Tyre purchased! * for immediate redemption on Continental SSR tyre purchases.

Additionally, receive a free Continental foldable shopping trolley and a free car battery health check when you purchase and install four Continental Runflat Tyres.

Simply scan the QR code on the right to obtain the address of any of Stamford Tyres' 13 branches now! Contact Stamford Tyres at 6262 3355 for enquiries.

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