Continental Tire is a division of the Continental Corporation, and offers a complete premium line of ultra-high performance, passenger and light truck tires that instill confidence and a passion for driving. Continental tires are fitted as original equipment on many of the world's finest automobiles. Continental Tire the Americas, which operates throughout North and South America, is based in Fort Mill, SC, just outside of Charlotte, NC. Globally, Continental Tire is the 4th largest tire company worldwide. Continental Tire represents the best-selling tire brand in Germany and the ranks second overall throughout Europe. Founded in 1871 with worldwide headquarters in Hanover, Germany, Continental employs approximately 134,500 in 46 countries. In addition to tires, Continental Corporation is among the leading automotive suppliers worldwide through its Automotive Group. Continental Automotive Group, which includes the Chassis & Safety, Powertrain and Interior divisions, develops and produces innovative products and systems for a modern automotive future, in which cars provide individual mobility and driving pleasure consistent with driving safety, environmental responsibility and cost-efficiency.