Continental Automotive GmbH (Continental, Germany)
Continental Automotive GmbH,
Tel: +49 3722 400 1418
Fax: +49 3722 400 1193
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As an international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner, Continental provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. The corporation currently employs more than 208,000 people in 53 countries. In 2014, it generated sales of approximately €34.5 billion across its five divisions:
- Chassis & Safety
As part of the Engine Systems Business Unit, Limbach-Oberfrohna is Continental’s European production site for Diesel Piezo Common Rail Injectors. Since the SOP in the year 2000, well over 80 million PCR injectors have been produced at the site, using customised, highly automated machinery. However, the concept for automation needs to be flexible for the different phases of manufacturing, where the skills and the requirements of the machine operators should be considered.
Continental is hosting one of the Factory2Fit project pilots, where the project developments will be integrated to an actual manufacturing environment. The use case will be the reengineering and installation of a new assembly and manufacturing line that needs a concept for flexible automation corresponding to the different sample / production phases.