Continental Holding China Co., Ltd.

Company Profile



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

Business Overview

-The Company is a subsidiary of Continental AG, a major automotive part supplier based in Germany that currently owns 28 manufacturing sites, 18 R&D centers and about 24,000 employees in China.

-On March 15, 2019, the Company changed its name from Continental Automotive Holding (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. to Continental Automotive Holding Co., Ltd.

-Continental currently consists of three business groups: Automotive Technologies, Rubber Technologies, and Powertrain Technologies. The Automotive Technology Group consists of two divisions: Autonomous Mobility & Safety (AMS) and Automotive Networking & Information (VNI). The Rubber Technology Group consists of two divisions, Tire and ContiTech. The Powertrain Technology Group will be operated by Vitesco Technologies, a new company established in October 2019 by spinning off the Powertrain division.

-Affected by the spread of the new coronavirus infection, sales in 2020 fell 15.2% year-on-year to € 37.7 billion.

-Starting in 2022, Continental will fully promote carbon neutrality in zero-emission automobiles, buses, trains and other vehicles around the world. By 2040, all of the Company’s production processes will be carbon-neutral, and by 2050 at the latest, all operations companywide will be fully carbon-neutral. By doing so, the Company is aiming be carbon-neutral in the end-to-end value chain.


Autonomous Mobility and Safety(Formerly:Chassis & Safety Division)

-Autonomous Mobility

  • Adaptive cruise control (ACC)
  • Blind Spot Detection systems (BSD)
  • Cruising Chauffeur
  • Emergency brake assist (EBA)
  • Lane keeping assist (LKA)
  • Speed limit assist systems (SLA)
  • Traffic jam assist systems
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Intersection movement assist systems
  • Autonomous valet-parking systems
  • CUbE, a vehicle used for self-driving demonstrations in cities
  • Self-driving car equipped with a delivery robot
  • Rear-parking assist systems
  • RCTA
  • TSA
  • V2X communication technologies
  • Motion controllers

-Control units

  • Assisted & Automated driving control unit (ADCU)
  • Safety domain control unit (SDCU)

-Brake systems

  • Electronic brakes
  • Hydraulic brakes
  • Electric parking brakes

-Dynamics & Comfort

  • Electronic air suspension
  • Chassis electronics

-Passive safety & sensors

  • Airbag control units
  • Safety control Units
  • Safety domain control units
  • gSAT acceleration satellite
  • Pressure satellites
  • Pedestrian protection system which raises the hood during impacts


  • Multi-function mono cameras
  • Multi-function cameras with lidar
  • Surround view cameras
  • Rear view cameras
  • Long range radar
  • Short range radar
  • 3D Lidar
  • Multi-function cameras with lidar
  • Short range lidars
  • Intelligent battery sensors
  • Chassis acceleration sensors
  • Chassis position sensors (CPS)
  • Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU)
  • eTIS
  • Wheel speed sensors
  • Next-generation wheel speed sensors
  • EPB harness-integrated with wheel speed sensor

-Washer Systems

  • Camera cleaning systems
  • Hoses
  • Headlight cleaning nozzles
  • Water pumps

Vehicle Networking and Information (Formerly the Interior Division)

-Control units

  • Gateways
  • Body control modules
  • Door control modules
  • Intelligent door control modules
  • Power windows
  • Sunroof control units
  • Convertible roof control units
  • Power operated tailgate controllers, side sliding door control units
  • Power supply regulators

-Comfort and Security

  • Access control systems
  • Remote keys
  • Keyless entry systems
  • Smart access systems
  • Start/Stop buttons
  • Immobilizers
  • Seat comfort systems
  • Smart autonomous doors
  • Tire information systems
  • TPMS sensors with metal valve
  • TPMS sensor with rubber valve
  • Tire inflation assist system
  • Holistic hydroplaning solution
  • Intelligent street light controllers
  • Intelligent glass controllers

-Connectivity & Telematics

  • Advanced antenna electronics
  • Intelligent antenna modules
  • Telematic antennas
  • Access telematics
  • Advanced telematics
  • AutoLinQ (HTML5-based app integration)
  • Multifunctional smart device terminals

-Software solutions & services

  • Over-the-air updates
  • eHorizon
  • VoicR™ digital communication platform for new mobility services
  • Intrusion detection systems
  • Vehicle big-data platforms
  • Remote cloud keys (RCK)

-Cockpit high-performance computer(HPC)

-Instrument clusters

  • Hybrid instrument clusters

-Display Solutions

  • Natural 3D displays
  • Curved plastic lens displays
  • 3D touch surface displays

-Touch control systems

  • Control elements
  • Curved center-stack systems
  • Haptic interaction surfaces
  • Morphing controls

-Head-up displays (HUDs)

  • Windshield HUDs
  • AR-HUDs
  • DMD HUDs
  • Waveguide HUDs

-Multimedia Systems

  • Cloud terminals
  • Connected infotainment systems
  • Ac2ated sound systems
  • Smart voice assistant

-Interior cameras

Vitesco Technologies (Formerly the Powertrain Business)

-Solutions for internal combustion engines

  • Air control valves
  • Brushless DC drives
  • Electrically heated catalysts
  • Electric pumps
  • Intelligent coolant valves
  • Fluid sensors
  • Latching valves
  • Exhaust gas recirculation systems
  • Electronic throttle controllers
  • Electrical exhaust gas recirculation valves


  • Pressure sensors
  • High voltage battery junction boxes
  • High voltage battery management systems
  • High voltage boxes for PHVs and EVs
  • Gen4 DC/DC high voltage converters
  • High voltage power electronics
  • High voltage inverters for PHEVs and BEVs
  • 12V power net systems
  • 48V battery systems
  • The 48 volt belt-driven starter generator (BSG) systems
  • 48V DC/DC converters
  • Double clutch transmissions
  • Master controllers

-Powertrain downstream products

  • Door handle sensors
  • Trunk access sensors
  • Brushless DC motors
  • Pressure sensors
  • Position sensors


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 Lu Bo Automotive Electronics (Qufu) 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

Sep. 2020 Announced that Vitesco Technologies started construction of the Asia Pacific R&D Center in Tianjin.
Dec. 2020

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

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