Continental Tire Breaks Ground on New Sumter Building

August 31, 2022

Continental Tire Breaks Ground on New Sumter Building image

•Production and management team members celebrate the occasion
• Over 126,000 square feet to be added to existing manufacturing facility

Sumter, SC, August 29, 2022 – Continental Tire broke ground earlier this month in Sumter, South
Carolina on a new building which will add an additional 126,000 square feet to the existing two
million-square-foot tire manufacturing facility. The new expansion area will house additional
production equipment for current production and future capacity needs.
“This new production building is an investment in the future of our Sumter facility, and it exemplifies
the trust Continental has in the dedicated employees at this facility who continue to deliver quality
products to our customers”, said Benny Harmse, Continental plant manager and vice president of

Continental will begin the installation of a new extruder in May 2023 which will be operational by
November 2023. The extruder will support the current production capacity. Approximately 10 new
jobs will be created by 2023 to support tire production.

Continental Tire Sumter plant, South Carolina, a tire manufacturing facility of Continental Tire the
Americas, LLC, produces high-quality, premium lines of passenger and light truck tires for original
equipment and replacement markets. Having a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility with a
growing team of approximately 1,300 employees, the Sumter Plant is IATF 16949:2016 certified,
ISO 14001 certified and a zero-landfill facility.

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of
people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and
affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transportation. In 2021, Continental generated sales
of €33.8 billion and currently employs more than 190,000 people in 58 countries and markets. On October 8,
2021, the company celebrated its 150th anniversary.

The Tires group sector has 24 production and development locations worldwide. Continental is one of the
leading tire manufacturers with more than 57,000 employees and posted sales of €11.8 billion in 2021 in this
group sector. Continental ranks among the technology leaders in tire production and offers a broad product
range for passenger cars, commercial and special-purpose vehicles as well as two-wheelers. Through
continuous investment in research and development, Continental makes a major contribution to safe, cost
effective and ecologically efficient mobility. The portfolio of the tire business includes services for the tire
trade and fleet applications, as well as digital management systems for tires.

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