Continental AG

Continental board plans powertrain IPO, report says

June 19, 2018 15:21 CET
Continental's supervisory board is moving ahead with plans for an initial public offering of its powertrain unit and a new corporate structure by early July, a sign the supplier's biggest overhaul in decades is taking shape, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Conti's top tech exec outlines toughest connectivity challenges

June 9, 2018 06:01 CET
Continental's top tech executive, Kurt Lehmann, is confident that future cars will benefit from artificial intelligence, as he explained in an interview with Automotive News Europe.

Continental bans WhatsApp, Snapchat on company devices

2:57 pm U.S. ET | June 5, 2018
Global auto supplier Continental said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using WhatsApp or Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices.

Q&A: KURT LEHMANN

Continental tech chief works toward more AI

12:01 am U.S. ET | May 26, 2018
Continental's technology chief grapples with how to bring AI and connectivity together for a seamless auto experience.

Continental appoints chief technology officer for China

May 22, 2018 14:51 CET
Continental has named veteran executive Ming Jing to fill the newly created post of head of innovation and technology for China.

Continental says it is on track to reach 2018 targets after solid Q1

May 8, 2018 10:20 CET
Continental sees itself on track to reach its recently lowered guidance for 2018 thanks to solid demand for automotive assistance, infotainment and connectivity systems which helped lift orders to a record in the first quarter.

Continental Q1 earnings fall 9% on currency effects

April 27, 2018 10:59 CET
German supplier Continental said adjusted earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) declined 9 percent in the first quarter as currency headwinds dented profit.

Continental lowers outlook due to exchange rate effects

April 18, 2018 14:52 CET
Continental lowered its full year outlook after exchange rate and inventory valuation effects resulted in a 150 million euros ($185.22 million) negative hit to earnings in the first half.

Continental courts Japan as upheaval hits industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 14, 2018
Germany's Continental believes opportunity is beckoning in Japan as automakers there look outside their traditional keiretsu suppliers for advanced technology.

Continental, Osram finalize automotive lighting JV

April 3, 2018 14:40 CET
Continental and Osram have finalized an agreement to create a JV to build automotive lighting modules.

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Continental subsidiary gets big lift in battle against hackers

March 14, 2018 06:01 CET
When Continental bought Israel's Argus Cyber Security the supplier said the hacking-preventer would become part of its software subsidiary, Elektrobit. Alexander Kocher, the unit's head, said the addition of Argus helped it eliminate a crucial "blank spot" from the car to the cloud, as he explained to Automotive News Europe.

Continental voices concern over U.S. tariff plans

March 8, 2018 17:43 CET
Continental voiced concerns about the possibility of an escalating trade war if the U.S. imposes tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Continental bets on 48-volt hybrid batteries in JV with China's CITC

March 8, 2018 22:21 CET
Continental will form a joint venture with China's CITC to produce 48-volt hybrid batteries that add some electric power to existing gasoline models without a costly redesign.

Bosch, Conti among suppliers fined by EU over anti-competitive behavior

Feb. 21, 2018 14:47 CET
Bosch and Continental are among suppliers and car shipping firms fined a total of 546 million euros ($673.49 million) by the EU for anti-competitive behavior.

Continental bracing for a world of bugs

12:01 am U.S. ET | Feb. 19, 2018
Continental needs software engineers. There will be a world of software bugs to keep them busy.

Continental, Nvidia team up to develop self-driving system

Feb. 5, 2018 15:51 CET
Continental and Nvidia have teamed up to develop a self-driving system based on the U.S. chipmaker's artificial intelligence platform, underscoring the need for collaboration in the fast-moving industry.

Continental aims for split before year-end, report says

Jan. 18, 2018 12:29 CET
Continental aims to float part of its business on the stock exchange before the end of the year, a German business publication reported.

Continental hires JP Morgan for possible structural overhaul, report says

Jan. 16, 2018 11:55 CET
Continental has hired JP Morgan to advise on a possible reorganization that could see a breakup of the company's business units as it repositions for a market focused on electric and self-driving vehicles, Reuters reported.

ANALYSIS

Billionaire Schaefflers hold the keys to Conti's fortunes

Jan. 10, 2018 09:49 CET
Breaking up Continental is an old idea, but even as suppliers such as Delphi and Autoliv announced they were dividing last year, the German giant didn't budge. With Conti now talking of a major overhaul, all eyes are the billionaire Schaeffler family, which controls almost half of the supplier's stock.

Continental says major overhaul is under consideration; Options are 'wide open'

Jan. 9, 2018 14:05 CET
Continental said it was in "early stages" of talks about a structural overhaul to become more nimble amid the car industry's transition to electric and self-driving vehicles, confirming media reports.

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Continental powertrain chief expects big gains from electronics push

Dec. 22, 2017 06:01 CET
Continental expects big gains from an electronics push and says it is already is winning more electronics-related business than many of its rivals.

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Dec. 4, 2017 19:00 CET
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Q&A: JOSE AVILA

Continental gains edge with electronics

12:01 am U.S. ET | Dec. 4, 2017
In this Q&A, the head of Continental's powertrain business discusses how the supplier will respond to the rise of electrified vehicles, and the future of diesels.

Continental may invest in solid-state batteries

Nov. 13, 2017 12:12 CET
Continental is considering investing in battery production to compete with Asian and U.S. manufacturers.

Continental sees strong profits ahead as EV push boosts orders

4:03 pm U.S. ET | Nov. 9, 2017
Continental expects "strong" profit and sales in the fourth quarter as carmakers' accelerating embrace of electric and self-driving technologies boost orders at the company's core automotive business.

 
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