Continental Prepare for Major EU Event


From October 6-9, the doors will open in Munich for the inter airport Europe, the leading international trade fair for the airport sector, where Continental’s two business units – Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) und Continental Truck Tires – will be there as exhibitors, showcasing its extensive range of tyres for ground handling at international air transport hubs.

At their booth the two business divisions will present tires for vehicles used in passenger and aircraft handling. In addition they will introduce the new ContiFlexBox telematics solution for specialty tires as well as the field-proven ContiPressureCheck tyre pressure monitoring system for specialty and commercial vehicle tires.

This system will complement the successful ContiPressureCheck™ tire-pressure-monitoring system, by collecting and deploying tire- and vehicle-referenced data, and forwarding it to a central server.

The information collected enables fleet managers to minimize the risk of tire damage and downtimes as well, and to reduce the outlay required for regular, time-intensive maintenance.

Fleet efficiency can thus be upgraded, reducing operating costs and the environmental impact downsized, thanks to lower emissions of CO2 and a longer useful lifetime of the tires.

These two products aim to make a significant contribution towards enhancing the efficiency and safety levels of vehicle fleets in ground-handling operations.

Julian Alexander, Business Line Manager Material Handling at Continental CST, said: “In view of rising passenger numbers and freight volumes, speed, efficiency and minimal downtime are crucial factors in apron logistics. With our innovative tire and telematics products, we offer fleet managers in ground-handling operations customised solutions that meet the high requirements of companies operating in the airport sector.”

Continental CST will also be unveiling a new tire solution for freight and luggage trucks.

Both technologies can be used in almost all vehicles for ground-handling operations. The combined system comprising ContiFlexBox and ContiPressureCheck will be available from 2016.

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