History of Material Handling Tires
In order to offer our customers the best solutions for all their individual needs from a single source, we are constantly developing our product range. This is done in the Material Handling segment in the three subcategories Solid, Industrial Pneumatic and OTR Tires. There is an individual historical milestone plan for each of these three segments laid out below. Enjoy browsing through the great advances of Material Handling!
The 100-year history of solid tires begins with the production of the first Super Elastic tire and the subsequent acquisition of the plant in Korbach, Germany. With the introduction of Super Elastic (SE) tires for pneumatic rims, which Continental bundled under the term ContiSuperElastic (CSE), an abbreviation known throughout the industry and with it a synonym for solid rubber tires was born. Further developments and new inventions, such as the Snap-in-Tire (SIT) technology, have shaped the successful path of solid tires to this day.
The history of Continental pneumatic tires for bicycles begins as early as 1892 at the main plant in Hanover-Vahrenwald, Germany. Pneumatic tires for industrial use, on the other hand, are first produced at the same location in the 1970s. Since then, a wide variety of product lines have been designed and produced to meet all individual needs. Especially the introduction of the TSR (Tubeless Sealing Ring) in 2005 helped the segment to become widely known and appreciated.
The still relatively short history of Continental OTR tires has its origins in Malaysia in 2003 with a shared use of a plant in Pataling Jaya. Since then, the introduction of constantly new developments, such as V.ply technology or ContiPressureCheck, has ensured that Material Handling OTR tires from Continental are always at the cutting edge of quality and technology.