Continental Tire the Americas LLC plans to build a $10 million indoor tire testing facility at its existing proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas.

Continental is expanding its proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas, with a new indoor tire testing facility.

Continental is expanding its proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas, with a new indoor tire testing facility.

The Advanced Indoor Evaluation Center is designed to provide indoor test capacity for all tires manufactured in Continental's North and South American plants. The test facility is expected to be fully functional in April 2019.

Continental has announced the investment of approximately $10 million in a new indoor tire test center located in Uvalde, Texas, at the company’s U.S. proving grounds.

“The new test center will support our vision of being the preferred technology partner for Continental’s Original Equipment customers for tires, as well as increasing our speed in developing new technologies specifically designed for the Americas market,” says Boris Mergell, head of research and development for passenger and light truck tires at Continental.

“Our developments for Original Equipment customers in the Americas will be positively impacted, as we will be able to increase our testing capacity in the region,” said Juan Botero, vice president of key account management for Original Equipment passenger and light truck tires for Continental Tire the Americas. 

The company says the indoor tire testing facility is part of its long-term strategy, Vision 2025.

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