Automechanika: ContiTech helps dealerships and workshops with technology and service
New solutions for drive and air spring systems / Installation aids ensure professional quality belt installation / New belt kits / Cabin suspension air springs with built-in shock absorbers
The ContiTech Power Transmission Group will be showcasing two new installation aids for workshops: the CONTI® TOOL BOX ASIAN CARS ensures professionallevel changing of timing belts, especially on Asian vehicles, and helps mechanics to avoid errors. It has been conceived as an ideal complement to the CONTI® TOOL BOX.
In addition to this, fitters will also be able to find out about the simple handling of the new CONTI® UNI-TOOL ELAST. "The universal tool for installing and removing elastic Vribbed belts allows car experts to change belts quickly, easily and professionals for a variety of vehicle applications," explains Helmut Engel, Head of Automotive Aftermarket for the ContiTech Power Transmission Group. It also has an extra advantage for workshops: no expensive, manufacturerspecific special tools are required. ContiTech has also introduced ten more timing belt kits and 14 water pump kits, as well as solutions with torsional vibration dampers, primarily for French vehicles.
ContiTech Air Spring Systems will be showcasing a practical, complete solution for the open commercial vehicle spare parts market at the event in Frankfurt: air spring modules for cabin suspensions with a builtin hydraulic shock absorber."The advantage of these systems is that they are fully integrated, with highquality parts that are tuned to each other," explains Dirk Hoffmeister, Head of the Commercial Vehicles Spare Parts segment at ContiTech. "A high quality air spring needs a high quality shock absorber." The air spring modules are being marketed under the Phoenix brand - ContiTech Air Spring Systems' high quality brand for the spare parts market - and will be presented for the first time at Automechanika.
ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH
With sales of approximately €20 billion in 2009 Continental is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide. As a supplier of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires and technical elastomers, Continental contributes enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also a competent partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs approximately 138,000 in 46 countries.
The ContiTech division holds a global market leadership position for many nontire rubber products and is a specialist in plastics technology in the nontire rubber sector. The division develops and produces functional parts, components and systems for the automotive industry and other important industries. The division has a workforce of approximately 22,000 employees. In 2009, it achieved sales of approximately €2.4 billion.