Fort Mill, SC (April 22, 2010) - Continental Tire the Americas, LLC is now at full operating capacity at its new distribution center in Redlands, California, and held an official ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the local media and business community. The event was on Thursday, April 15, 2010 with the ribbon cutting, followed by a tour and refreshments.
Continental took occupancy of the facility earlier in the year, in a move that consolidated two smaller operations in Ontario and South Gate, California. The Redlands warehouse offers 500,000 square-feet of space situated on a 27.5 acre-plot of land. The facility is now fully operational for Continental's passenger and commercial tire divisions. It features a state-of-the-art operating system to expedite orders.
"We are very pleased to open our doors in an official way," said Adam Sepanski, Warehouse manager, Continental Tire. "We couldn't have found a better location than right here in Redlands, and we look forward to a long tenure in this outstanding facility."
The new facility will provide Continental with enough space to store and distribute over 450,000 passenger, light truck and commercial tires. The local management team, tire specialists, materials handlers and drivers will be responsible for the Redlands facility - moving an estimated two million units each year.
Continental's history is rich with technological advancements that date back almost 140 years. The company was founded in Hanover, Germany, in 1871 and it is currently one of the five largest automotive suppliers in the world and the second largest in Europe.
About Continental Tire
Continental Tire is a division of the Continental Corporation, and offers a complete premium line of ultra-high performance, passenger and light truck tires that instill confidence and a passion for driving. Continental tires are fitted as original equipment on many of the world's finest automobiles. Learn more about Continental Tire by visiting us at www.continentaltire.com.
With sales of approximately €20 billion in 2009 Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs approximately 134,500 in 46 countries.