Continental opens new retread plant in Ecuador

April 4, 2011

ContiLifeCycle is expanding. Continental Tire Andina has opened a new retreading plant in Guayaquil, Ecuador, the country’s main port. The move is the latest step in Continental Tire the Americas LLC’s plan to expand its ContiTread distribution network in North and South America.

“Planta tu Futuro,” which means “Plant your Future,” is the tagline for the facility. Continental says the new plant has the most advanced technology in Latin America for retreading. The plant is the second facility in Ecuador. The first plant is located in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, and has a retread capacity of 48,000 tires per year.

The Quito and Guayaquil plants will be able to produce a combined 80,000 ContiTread tire products annually. The retreads, along with new tires, will be sold through controlled distribution outlets, ContiTruckCenters, in the Andean region.

Continental next plans to tackle the markets of Brazil, Colombia and Chile to spread its coverage of ContiLifeCycle solutions throughout Latin America. For more on ContiLifeCycle, see ContiLifeCycle plans to expand across the land and Barnes completes ContiLifeCycle expansion plan.