Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) shares in the rich history of the country and our employees are representative of the vibrant and colourful community in which we operate.
In 1947 General Tyre South Africa was established by the Williams Hunt Group and General Tyre USA. In 1985 Continental AG and General Tyre SA signed agreement to produce Continental branded tyres in SA and since 2013 CTSA is 100% owned by CAG. We are the only Continental Tyre Plant in Africa and based in Port Elizabeth in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality.
CTSA supplies to all car manufacturers in South Africa. Meanwhile, our distribution network in the replacement market consists of the CAG owned ContiTrade Africa entity running the BestDrive franchise and company owned stores. In South Africa over 150 BestDrive franchise fitment centres have been created in keeping with international trends.
At CTSA both our sales and marketing organisation and the manufacturing plant are found under one roof, creating a great team spirit among the over 1100 employees.
As a key distribution channel into South Africa and Africa, it is important to note that Continental Tyre South Africa has received the ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 16949:2016 Quality Management System certifications. CTSA is also a level 4 BBBEE contributor.