Continental Presents Product Innovations for the Future at Bauma 2022

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October 29, 2022

As the construction industry becomes increasingly digitalized, one key indicator in particular is coming into focus: productivity per construction machine. This is set to rise significantly thanks to automation and the increasing connectivity of intelligent machines, thus creating more value throughout the construction industry. In parallel with this development, the industry – despite numerous global challenges – is facing a projected doubling of its worldwide business.

“The construction industry is set to undergo a profound transformation in the coming years,” says Philip Nelles, CEO of Continental’s ContiTech group sector. “We see this market forecast as a great opportunity to further expand our business. Despite the growing demands in the market, we are deliberately focusing on sustainable technologies. And digitalization is also opening up new possibilities for us, which we want to exploit together with the construction industry. On the way to a more efficient, productive and sustainable future, strong partnerships are needed,” explains Philip Nelles. “In this regard, Continental is ideally positioned to support the industry as a reliable innovation partner.”

Continental has set an ambitious goal as an automotive supplier and technology company. “We want to help shape tomorrow’s construction industry today. Thanks to our broad expertise, we are extremely well positioned to realize this technological leap together with the industry,” Philip Nelles continues. With its product launches at bauma 2022, the company is showing in concrete terms how it interprets its role as an innovation partner.

Digitalization to trigger a radical change in the construction industry
The LD-Master L5 Traction: specially designed for loaders operating on abrasive substrates.

Digitalizing products and processes is an indispensable step for the industry's transformation. At the same time, the requirements for the sustainability and productivity of these products are increasing. “Growing demands call for new solutions. For the construction industry, technological innovation and the correct use of materials are critical to success. We are also seeing this in the tire sector,” explains Wolfgang Thomale, head of the Specialty Tires business area. With the new LD-Master L5 Traction, Continental offers its customers and partners an intelligent radial tire that ensures high traction and safety for loaders with demanding load requirements. The factory-integrated tire sensor enables real-time monitoring of the tire.

Tire data, such as air pressure and temperature, is recorded and evaluated with the help of the digital tire management system ContiConnect 2.0. If the tire pressure is too low or there is a risk of overheating, the driver is informed via a warning system. This ensures a fail-safe, long tire life and fuel-efficient operation. Complementing this, the new generation also offers the ability to track tires both in stock and in use, and conveniently monitor them via Bluetooth-connected devices. This also enables predictive maintenance.

Sustainability is the standard of the future – environmentally and commercially
The new release Conti+ 2.0 of Continental’s app-based service platform is significantly simpler, faster and more comprehensive than the previous version.

Continental’s conveyor system experts make information about status and performance available in real time with Conti+ 2.0.

But it is not only Continental’s Tires group sector that will be presenting new digital solutions at bauma for greater productivity and sustainability on future construction sites. When it comes to conveyor system technologies, the company also offers autonomous end-to-end solutions for more efficient operation in the mining and cement and metal processing industries.

The revised app-based service platform Conti+2.0 integrates numerous conveyor monitoring systems and processes in a single application and analyzes all important sensor data. This helps companies improve the productivity of their operations and extend the life of their conveyor belts.

“We are convinced that sustainable and responsible business practices will increase our innovative capacity and future viability and are essential for Continental’s future success. For this reason, we are actively researching products and solutions for a carbon-free future,” explains Song Qi, head of the Conveying Solutions business area.

Transparency about activities on the construction site plays a central role in this context. Continental was one of the first manufacturers in the world to work with the US Association for Rubber Products Manufacturers (ARPM) to develop an energy efficiency label. The label helps conveyer belt system operators make informed decisions in order to lower their energy consumption when selecting conveyor belts.

Transparency is also created by Continental’s Net|Zero|Now immediate action program for climate change mitigation. The program already offers customers the opportunity to neutralize CO2 emissions for their business with Continental in order to achieve carbon neutrality along the entire value chain. To this end, Continental is working with renowned partners who are committed to ecosystem restoration and reforestation initiatives.

Continental as a pioneer of the future construction site

“At Continental, we have a clear idea of what the future construction site will look like. With our know-how, we will support the industry on its journey as an innovation partner. We also understand that change is most likely to succeed through collaboration. That’s why we’re looking forward to an intensive exchange of experiences at bauma 2022 and beyond,” Philip Nelles emphasizes.

During the trade fair, Continental will present the above-mentioned and other innovations at booth 403 in hall C5.

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