Continental Tyres has been crowned Northern Ireland’s Tyre Manufacturer of the Year for 2022 at the prestigious NTDA (National Tyre Distributors Association) Awards, as voted by the association’s members.
Continental were selected based on a broad range of criteria ranging from the overall performance of their range, right through to the impeccable service they deliver and the ability of their team to provide efficient and effective solutions.
Following the win, Noel McGrath, Regional Sales Manager for Continental in Ireland said: “We are incredibly honoured to have been awarded the well-respected accolade of Tyre Manufacturer of the Year by our peers within the region. This is great recognition for everyone in our team and their passion for what we do and our ongoing commitment to safety, innovation and sustainability.”
The NTDA win is the latest in a series of successes this year for Continental. Highlights include numerous national and international awards and test wins for the flagship Sport Contact 7 UHP tyre, and most recently in Ireland, the Repak Tyre Champion Award, which recognised Continental’s achievements in sustainability.
Continental has committed to increasing the use of sustainable materials in its tyre products to 100% by 2050 at the latest, and with this in mind, it’s continually investing in the development of innovative technologies, alternative and sustainable materials and environmentally-friendly production processes.
A key sustainability achievement this year was the launch of ContiRe.Tex technology, which has enabled Continental to completely replace conventional polyester in the tyre carcass with polyester yarn obtained from recycled PET bottles, and which is now in series production.
Other highlights from the last 12 months include the launch of several new tyres, with the eagerly anticipated all-new Generation 5 Conti Hybrid truck tyre range, plus the seventh generation Premium Contact 7, and the UltraContact and VanContact Ultra tyres.
Speaking about the recent awards in Northern Ireland, NTDA Regional Chairman Dasos Michaelides said, “This was a fantastic night for the region with twenty companies attending. Congratulations to Continental – a great team effort.”