Mexico is one of the key production sites for the automotive industry and supply sector worldwide. Its ideal underlying operating conditions, such as the proximity to the North American market and the availability of skilled labor make the country so attractive for the relevant players. For Continental and also for the technology company’s global strategy, Mexico is an important market. In the past five years the company has invested a middle three digit million Euro sum in its Mexican plants. For the coming five years it is planned to invest on a comparable level. Today, the company operates 19 plants, a finance center, a sales office and two R&D centers in the country.
At its San Luis Potosí site, Continental manufactures textile conveyor belt systems for mining and other industrial applications, for example for conveying cement, aggregates and copper ore. The textile conveyor belts can be equipped with special covers to give them properties such as particular abrasion and oil resistance. Flame-retardant and antistatic finishes are also possible. Furthermore, special conveyor belts for inclined handling of bulk goods are also manufactured in San Luis Potosí.
Important regional employer
With a workforce numbering more than 24 000 in Mexico, Continental is an important employer in the country, offe-ring its staff a high degree of flexibility and development opportunities. Thanks to its state-of-the art technology, glo-bally standardized production processes and a comprehensive quality management system, Continental ensures that the company can meet and exceed its customers’ performance and quality specifications.