Continental Tire North America (CTNA, formerly Continental General Tire) is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a subsidiary of Continental AG. Continental Tire North America acquired General Tire in 1987.
Continental Tire Worldwide
Continental is the # 1 tire maker in Germany, # 2 in Europe and # 4 in the world.
In 21 plants around the globe more than 90 million passenger car tire and more than 6 million commercial vehicle and two-wheel tires are produced each year.
One of the finest testing facilities in the world is the 5,000-acre Uvalde Proving Grounds near the city of Uvalde in southwest Texas.
The Uvalde Proving Grounds offers a variety of courses and surfaces, including three multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art facilities:
The Vehicle Dynamics Facility with an innovative wet handling pad, curving, twisting dry road course, and a ride evaluation course with various surfaces.
The Traction Testing Facility with both concrete and asphalt surfaces for wet testing, a dry asphalt test surface, and a lane for hydroplaning tests.
The Wet Grip Testing Facility featuring a curving serpentine wetted asphalt surface course for subjective/objective evaluations, a small 55 meter asphalt circle for lap time measurements and subjective tire behavior and a large 200 m asphalt circle for lateral hydroplaning and lateral acceleration using a water trough measuring 20 m in length.