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Bus Company Owners Pay Testament to Excellent Performance of Continental Bus Tires

Conti Coach and Conti CityPlus in use

15/10/2015
  • Excellent braking performance and improved wet grip throughout the tires' service life
  • Conti Coach: Highly cost effective with fuel savings of up to 3 percent
  • Conti CityPlus: optimum ride comfort and perfect handling

Hanover, October 15, 2015. Comfort, cost effectiveness, and safety are the crucial requirements that bus tires have to fulfill. Continental’s Generation 3 tires for passenger transport offer an extensive range of Premium bus tires. The Conti Urban, Conti CityPlus, and Conti Coach tire ranges cover every area of use from regular city services through regional transport to the long-distance coach segment. Every tire type has been constructed for a specific use, to meet customers' needs and uses.

The Conti CityPlus HA3 has been specially developed for use in regional transport and provides exactly what is required in this demanding and growing segment. The tire, developed for fitment on all axles, is available in size 295/80 R 22.5. It is distinguished by excellent handling and wet-grip qualities, very long service life, and uniform wear. Solid 3D sipes ensure additional grip and consistent braking performance throughout the tires' service life.

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Constantin Batsch, Vice President Business Region Truck Tires EMEA of Continental states: “Continental bus tires provide good ride comfort for passengers, safety and cost effectiveness, from fuel efficiency to retreadability.”


For long-distance travel, the Conti Coach HA3 is available for all-round fitment in sizes 295/80 R 22.5 and 315/80 R 22.5. Thanks to the tread compound which is specially developed for passenger transport, and to a profile design with solid three-dimensional grip sipes, the tires offer maximum safety and optimum ride comfort together with improved rolling resistance. On the road, the Conti Coach HA3 ensures good longitudinal and transverse grip, directional stability and steering precision, as well as excellent performance in the wet for the entire service life of the tire, thanks to the siping technology.

Constantin Batsch, Vice President Business Region Truck Tires EMEA states: "In the growing commercial passenger transport segment, bus companies face tough international competition, especially in the long-distance transport field. For them the most important aspects are good ride comfort for passengers, safety and cost effectiveness, from fuel efficiency to retreadability – all features which are provided by Continental’s bus tires.”


Here is what customers are saying about the Continental bus tire range: 

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Italian-based bus and coach company Star SPA has reduced fuel consumption in the fleet by up to 3 percent since fitting Conti Coach tires on their buses. 



Highly cost effective with fuel savings of up to 3 percent

Luca Montanaro, fleet manager for the Italian-based bus and coach company, Star SPA: "Our company offers safe and comfortable passenger transport at fair rates. The performance of the tires has a direct impact on the cost effectiveness of the bus fleet. Since we started using Conti Coach tires, we've been able to reduce fuel consumption in the fleet by up to 3 percent. And they achieve a splendidly high mileage too."


About Star SPA      
 


Headquarters:Lodi, Italy
Founded:1922
Fleet:130 vehicles


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The drivers of Staf Cars, based in Lommel, Belgium, feel safe on board at all times. They rely on the Conti CityPlus and the Conti Coach which have both impressed them with their excellent handling and braking power even on wet roads.



Excellent braking performance

Luc Meekers, fleet manager for Staf Cars, based in Lommel, Belgium: "We provide reliable, all-year-round bus travel between cities throughout Belgium and beyond its national borders. For this purpose we need tires that provide optimum performance on any road. That's why we rely on premium tires from Continental. Both the Conti CityPlus and the Conti Coach have impressed us with their excellent handling and braking power even on wet roads. Our customers and our drivers feel safe on board at all times."


About Staf cars


Headquarters:        Lommel, Belgium
Founded:1957
Fleet:More than 100 coaches


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Ingo Kehl, Managing Director of Sieckendiek GmbH & Co. KG, a coach company and MAN-authorized repair shop, headquartered in Versmold-Peckeloh, Germany: The new Conti Coach tires fulfill our demanding requirements: outstanding driving comfort, perfect handling and quiet running.



Excellent ride comfort

Ingo Kehl, Managing Director of Sieckendiek GmbH & Co. KG, a coach company and MAN-authorized repair shop, headquartered in Versmold-Peckeloh, Eastern Westphalia, Germany:

"To make sure that our customers reach their destination safely and on schedule, the safety and quality of our bus fleet are of the utmost importance to us. This also includes premium tires. The Conti Coach tires fulfill our demanding requirements: outstanding driving comfort, perfect handling and quiet running – all characteristics really appreciated by our customers."


About Fritz Sieckendiek GmbH & Co. KG /
Sieckendiek Truck & Bus Service


Headquarters:Versmold-Peckeloh, Germany
Founded:1965 / 1978
Fleet:More than 40 buses and coaches


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