Continental Holding China Co., Ltd.

Company Profile



No.538, Dalian Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai 200082, China

Business Overview

-The Company is a subsidiary of Germany-based Continental AG. Continental is ranked 9th in the 2022 global automotive parts supplier ranking (MarkLines survey). The company officially started operations in China in 1994. Currently, the company has 23 production sites and 28 R&D centers in China and approximately 17,600 employees.

-On January 1, 2022, the Company restructured its former two sector business organization (Autonomous Mobility and Safety (AMS) and Vehicle Networking and Information (VNI)) into four business sectors: Automotive, Tires, ContiTech and Contract Manufacturing. The four sectors comprise a total of 17 business areas. In addition, the Contract Manufacturing division has taken over the operations of the former Powertrain Technologies division.

-The Continental Group's sales in 2022 were EUR 39.4 billion. Compared to 2021, Continental China's sales increased by more than 20% year-over-year.

-Continental has established the following carbon neutrality goals

  • Starting in 2022, Continental will fully promote carbon neutrality in zero-emission automobiles, buses, trains and other vehicles worldwide. By 2040, all of the Company’s production processes will achieve carbon-neutrality, and by 2050 at the latest, all operations companywide will be fully carbon-neutral.

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Architecture and Networking
Body & Security
-Body control modules
-Door systems
-Power closure systems
-Seat comfort systems
-Access control systems
-Exterior LED light control units
-Tire information systems
-Antenna modules
-Door handle sensors
-Trunk access sensors
-Near field communication (NFC) external readers
-Heated and climate controlled seats
-Manual and memory seat adjustment systems
-Pneumatic seat systems
-Energy management systems
-Multifunctional smart device terminals
-Integrated antenna modules
-Intelligent Glass Control through variable transparency films
-Interior cameras

-Device connectivity
-Seamless mobile integration
-Smartphone integration systems
-Predictive connectivity systems
-Smart device integration systems
-Embedded telematics systems
-eHorizon connectivity and navigation systems
-AutoLinQ connected services platform
-Intelligent Antenna Modules
-Over-the-air updates platform
-Intrusion detection systems

Autonomous Mobility
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving
-Hi-Res 3D Flash Lidar
-Short range radars
-Long range radars
-Mono cameras
-Stereo cameras
-Multi-function cameras with lidar
-Surround view cameras
-Rear view cameras
-Mirror view cameras
-Short range lidars
-Assisted & Automated Driving control units
-Safety domain control units
-Adaptive cruise control
-Blind spot detection
-Rear cross traffic alert
-Emergency brake assist
-Intelligent headlamp control (IHC) automated nighttime headlamp control system
-Lane departure warning
-Traffic sign recognition
-Surround view systems
-Traffic jam assist
-Parking companion
-Cruising chauffeur highway driving assistance system
-Remote parking system
-Remote garage parking system
-Active rollover protection
-Intersection movement assist systems
-Speed limit assist systems
-Trailer stability assist systems
-Trailer reverse assist systems
-Lane keeping assist
-Off-road cruise control

Safety and Motion
Integrated Safety Systems
-Pedestrian protection system which raises hood during impact
-Automatic emergency call systems
-Embankment safety control systems
-Active emergency belt control systems
-Post-crash braking systems

Passive Safety and Sensorics
-Crash Impact Sound Sensors (CISS)
-Crash sensors
-Chassis position and acceleration sensors
-Intelligent Battery Sensors (IBS)
-High-Voltage Current Sensor (CSM)
-Sensors for electric vehicles
-Pedal Angle Sensor (PAS)
-Accelerator Force Feedback Pedal (AFFP)
-V2X communication systems with M2XPro sensors
-Safety Platform for Efficient and Economical Design (SPEED) control units
-Steering angle sensors
-Torque sensors
-Active wheel speed sensors
-Engine/transmission speed and position sensors
-Brake pad wear indicator

Washer Systems
-Hoses and connectors
-Reservoir systems
-Camera cleaning systems
-Headlight cleaning systems

Brake Systems
-Disc brakes
-Drum brakes
-Simplex brakes
-Duo servo drum brakes
-Electronic Parking Brake (EPB) systems
-Brake actuation systems
-Mechanical and electronic brake assist systems
-Brake hoses
-Electronic brake systems
-Foundation brakes
-Brake calipers
-Caliper-integrated brake systems
-Electric parking brake ECUs

Smart Mobility
Vehicle Dynamics
-Electronic air suspension systems
-Integrated air supply and control unit for 4Corner Air Suspension systems
-Chassis Domain Control Unit
-Regenerative brake systems
-Brake curve intervention systems
-Dynamic Torque Vectoring systems
-Driver steering recommendation systems

User Experience
Visual Display Systems
-Instrument clusters
-Secondary displays
-Head-up displays
-Curved centerstack systems
-3D touch surface displays

Control Elements
-Climate control units
-Cockpit modules
-Haptic controls
-Morphing controls
-Roof modules
-Integrated centerstacks
-Body control modules
-Door control units
-Light control units
-Haptic interaction surfaces

-Multimedia systems and platforms
-Flat panel radios
-Radio platforms
-Cross Domain Hub
-Connected head units
-Ac2ated sound system

Tires Division
-Passenger and light truck tires

  • Run-flat tires
  • Self-sealing tires
  • Tire noise-reducing technology
  • Winter tires
  • Summer tires
  • All-season tires

-Commercial vehicle tires
-Tire pressure monitoring systems

ContiTech Division
Air Spring Systems
-Air spring systems for buses, trucks and rail vehicles
-Air actuators for pneumatics and vibration isolation

Benecke-Kaliko Group
-Foil and coated fabrics for automotive interior trim
-Molded slush skins
-Expanded vinyl

Compounding Technology
-Rubber compounds
-Sealing systems
-Molded parts

Elastomer Coatings
-Gas holder diaphragms
-Collapsible tanks
-Concertina walls
-Fuel cells
-Elastomer sheetings

Mobile Fluid Systems

  • Air conditioning
  • Air conducting
  • Brake and clutch
  • Charge air
  • Exhaust systems
  • Fuel
  • Heating and cooling
  • Powertrain
  • Screw connector
  • Quick connector
  • Steering and chassis
  • Hydraulic lines

Power Transmission Group
-Multiple V belts
-Timing belts
-Flat belts
-Belt drive systems
-Drive belts

Vibration Control
-Mounting systems
-Adaptive mounts
-Spring strut mounts
-Seat suspension
-Dynamic vibration absorber
-Torsional vibration absorber
-Active engine mounts

Surface materials for various applications
-Instrument panels
-Door panels
-Side panels
-Center consoles
-Storage areas
-Sun visors
-Seat covers
-Seat backs
-Floor coverings
-Heel mats
-Rear trays
-Cargo compartment covers


1994 Entered into Chinese market, established Shanghai Automotive Brake Systems Co., Ltd.
1995 Established Continental Automotive Systems (Tianjin) Co., Ltd.
Established Continental Automotive Wuhu Co., Ltd.
Established Continental Automotive Changchun Co., Ltd.
Established ContiTech AG representative office in China.
1997 Established Continental Automotive Corporation (Lianyungang) Co., Ltd.
1999 Established ContiTech Power Transmission (Ninghai) Ltd.
2000 Established ContiTech Fluid Shanghai Co., Ltd.
2001 Established Continental Automotive Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Established ContiTech Printing Blanket (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
2002 Established ContiTech Grand Ocean Changchun Co., Ltd.
2005 Established Benecke Changshun Auto Trim (Zhangjiagang) Co., Ltd.
2006 Established Continental Automotive Asia Pacific Management (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Acquired Shanghai Roulunds Rubber Products Co., Ltd.
2007 Acquired Siemens VDO Automotive Navigation Manufacturing Division.
Established Continental Automotive Systems (Changshu) Co., Ltd.
Established Jiading R&D center of Continental Automotive Group.
2009 Established Asia headquarter and R&D center of Continental AG in Shanghai.
Established ContiTech China Rubber & Plastics Technology Ltd.
2011 Acquired Tianjin Xin Binhai Conveyor Belt, later changed its name into ContiTech (Tianjin) Conveyor Belt Ltd.
Established Nanjing software R&D center.
Expand Continental Automotive Wuhu Co., Ltd.
Established Continental Automotive Jinan Co., Ltd.
Continental Asia headquarter and R&D center changed name into "Continental Automotive Holding Co., Ltd."
2012 Established Continental Heihe winter test center.
Established phase II plant of Continental Automotive Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Established Continental Automotive Changchun Co., Ltd. Jingyue Branch.
Established ContiTech Changshu R&D center.
Expand plant of Continental Automotive Systems (Changshu) Co., Ltd.
Expand Continental Automotive Changchun Co., Ltd.
Established Lubo Automotive Electronics (Qufu) Co., Ltd.
Established Nisshinbo-Continental Precision Machining (Yangzhou) Co., Ltd. with Nisshinbo Holdings Inc.
Oct. 2014 Continental Automotive Interior Wuhu Co., Ltd. opened its second plant.
Nov. 2014 Continental AG announced its subsidiary in China, Continental Automotive Interior (Wuhu) Co., Ltd. opended its second plant in Wuhu.
ContiTech Grand Ocean (Changchun) Co., Ltd., the subsidiary of the Company in China, opened new plant in Hangzhou.
Dec. 2014 ContiTech, a division of the Company, acquired the business of Taizhou Fuju Rubber Belt Manufacture Co., Ltd. in January this year and established ContiTech Power Transmission (Sanmen) Ltd.
Jan. 2015 The Company announced that ContiTech Division's Benecke-Kaliko Group has held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new plant in Changzhou, China.
Mar. 2015 Continental AG opened a new Research and Development Center for tires on the site of its tire plant in Hefei, Anhui Province, China.
Mar. 2019 Continental Chongqing R&D center started operation.
Mar. 2019 The Company changed its name from Continental Automotive Holding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. to Continental Automotive Holding Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2020 The Company formed a strategic partnership with eMapgo Technologies (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (EMG).
Jun. 2020

Held groundbreaking ceremony at Continental's Changshu Plant manufacturing electronically controlled air suspensions

Dec. 2020

Announced that a hydrogen-energy and fuel-cell technology center is to be built at the Changshu plant.

Jan. 2022

Established a joint venture, Continental Smart Core Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd, with Horizon Robotics.

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