Alor Setar (Kedah), 25 June 2019
The technology company Continental today celebrated the inauguration a new state-of-the-art rubber compound mixing facility at its tire plant in Alor Setar Malaysia. Since 1979 Continental produces passenger and light truck tyres as well as two-wheel tires in Malaysia for the APAC market. The plant at Alor Setar currently employs more than 1000 people and will be celebrating its 40th anniversary at the end of this year.
Continental invested more than 65 mil MYR for the new mixing facility that will further enhance the manufacturing process by adding state-of-the-art rubber compound mixing technology locally. Mr Carlos Bernabe, General Manager of the Continental’s tires manufacturing plant in Alor Setar, said, “Continental’s tires deliver safety and top performance. Quality is our top priority. Our new rubber compound mixing facility at Alor Setar will help us keep our competitive position in the global Continental manufacturing network. We deliver only the best in quality and performance tires to our customers”. Additional benefits of the new facility include an increase of its capacity and flexibility, thus strengthening tires production at the plant and adding to the local content portfolio, German Technology made in Alor Setar.
Continental is proud and honored that the newly built facility that will extend production space by approximately 3200 square meters was officiated by YAB Dato’ Seri Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, the Chief Minister of Kedah Darul Aman. The German technology company Continental has been active in Malaysia for decades. Its tires production facility at Alor Setar will be celebrating its 40th birthday soon. We value the very good and trustful relationship we have built up in the past. The most recent extension is a good sign for the local communities and demonstrates our regions attractiveness to international businesses overall.
“I am very proud of my team and I would also like to express my sincere big thanks to our dedicated team who demonstrated the passion to win in reaching this important milestone, which was only possible through excellent effort, commitment, teamwork and the collaborations with all parties involved”, Mr Carlos Bernabe further added.