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Continental to build motorcycle plant in Thailand

Continental to build motorcycle plant in Thailand

Continental will set up a motorcycle tyre plant in Thailand to meet growing demand across the globe.

Located in Rayong, the plant is being built in the immediate vicinity of the passenger car tyre factory which Continental opened in March of this year with an investment of around EUR 26 million.

The plant, is expected to start production in 2021, will initially focus on radial tyres, followed at a later stage by bias-ply/cross-ply models and generate around 100 new jobs.

The ongoing dynamic demand for Continental motorcycle tyres in Europe, the USA and the growth markets of Asia and South America is driving this significant expansion in production capacity.

According to Martin Burdorf, Head of Sales and Marketing Motorcycle Tires at Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH in Korbach, Germany, the expansion of motorcycle tire production in Asia will serve exclusively to meet demand in new markets: “Production operations in Rayong will neither replace any existing plants nor stand in the way of their expansion,” he said. “In Korbach, for example, the focus will remain on the development and production of premium tires, accompanied by a further substantial increase in capacity.” The same high-quality standards apply to all Continental tires worldwide, standards that the company has embraced in line with the motto “German Engineering since 1871”.

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