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Continental Tire Breaks Ground on New Sumter Building

•Production and management team members celebrate the occasion • Over 126,000 square feet to be added to existing manufacturing facility

Sumter, SC, August 29, 2022 – Continental Tire broke ground earlier this month in Sumter, South Carolina on a new building which will add an additional 126,000 square feet to the existing two million-square-foot tire manufacturing facility. The new expansion area will house additional production equipment for current production and future capacity needs. “This new production building is an investment in the future of our Sumter facility, and it exemplifies the trust Continental has in the dedicated employees at this facility who continue to deliver quality products to our customers”, said Benny Harmse, Continental plant manager and vice president of Manufacturing.

Continental will begin the installation of a new extruder in May 2023 which will be operational by November 2023. The extruder will support the current production capacity. Approximately 10 new jobs will be created by 2023 to support tire production.

Continental Tire Sumter plant, South Carolina, a tire manufacturing facility of Continental Tire the Americas, LLC, produces high-quality, premium lines of passenger and light truck tires for original equipment and replacement markets. Having a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with a growing team of approximately 1,300 employees, the Sumter Plant is IATF 16949:2016 certified, ISO 14001 certified and a zero-landfill facility.

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 2021, Continental generated sales of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8,2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.

The Tires group sector has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the leading tire manufacturers with more than 57,000 employees and posted sales of €11.8 billion in 2021 in this group sector. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product range for passenger cars, commercial and special-purpose vehicles as well as two-wheelers. Through continuous investment in research and development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the tire business includes services for the tire trade and fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.

Press contact Larsen Cline Communications Specialist Continental Phone: +1 (803) 506-5478 Email :


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