Published on June 26th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair0
Continental Opens New Mixing Facility in Alor Setar
Continental opened a new rubber compound mixing facility at its Alor Setar tyre plant yesterday. This facility is part of a 65 million Ringgit investment by the company and features state-of-the-art technology.
The new mixing facility takes up about 3200 square metres and will enable the company higher capacity and flexibility in its local production.
Continental’s Alor Setar factory has been operating since 1979 and employs over 1000 Malaysians in its operations. Its 40th anniversary is coming up later this year.
For more on this story, check out the press release below.
The technology company Continental today celebrated the inauguration a new state-of-the-art rubber compound mixing facility at its tire plant in Alor Setar Malaysia. Since 1979 Continental produces passenger and light truck tyres as well as two-wheel tires in Malaysia for the APAC market. The plant at Alor Setar currently employs more than 1000 people and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at the end of this year.
Continental invested more than 65 mio MYR for the new mixing facility that will further enhance the manufacturing process by adding state-of-the-art rubber compound mixing technology locally.
Additional benefits of the new facility include an increase of its capacity and flexibility, thus strengthening tires production at the plant and adding to the local content portfolio, German Technology made in Alor Setar.
Continental is proud and honored that the newly built facility that will extend production space by approximately 3200 square meters was officiated by YAB Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, the Chief Minister of Kedah Darul Aman. The German technology company Continental has been active in Malaysia for decades. Its tires production facility at Alor Setar will be celebrating its 40th birthday soon. We value the very good and trustful relationship we have built up in the past. The most recent extension is a good sign for the local communities and demonstrates our regions attractiveness to international businesses overall.
Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2018, Continental generated sales of €44.4 billion and currently employs around 245,000 people in 60 countries and markets.
The Tire division has 24 production and development locations worldwide. As one of the leading tire manufacturers with around 56,000 employees, the division posted sales of €11.4 billion in 2018. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in R&D, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost-effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The Tire division’s portfolio includes services for the tire trade and for fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for commercial vehicle tires.