New Continental Truck Tyre Plant Sets a Yearly-Goal of 750k Units
Continental Tire’s new commercial truck tyre plant in Clinton, Mississippi is up, running and raring to go in its mission to 750,000 units a year.
The First New Plant in Over 10 Years
This plant is Continental’s second facility in the US that manufacturers medium truck tyres. With Mount Vernon, Continental’s plant in Illinois, which opened in 1988, the output is 10,300 truck tyres per day, when at full capacity, so the Mississippi plant looks set to beat that figure. It recently shipped its first batch of tyres to Southern Tire Mart earlier this month.
“Continental has seen customer demand for commercial vehicle tyres growing globally in the past decade, both in new truck and bus tires, as well as tyre retreads, mentioned a company official, hence the newly-established plant, the first Continental plant for the truck tyre business globally in more than a decade.
The new plant will enhance Continental’s ability to service the North American market and deliver tires faster to our customers,” adds US Market Manager for truck and bus tyres, Tom Fanning, stating how pleased he was to see the first Clinton shipment delivered in rapid timing, noting that this bodes well for Continental’s ability to serve the North American tyre market in quick and effective fashion.