CTNA, formerly Continental General Tire, is headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a subsidiary of Continental AG. Continental Tire North America acquired General Tire in 1987.
Continental is the number one tire maker in Germany. They're number 2 in Europe and number 4 worldwide.
In 21 plants around the globe, Continental produces more than 90 million passenger car tires and more than 6 million commercial vehicle and two-wheel tires each year.
One of the finest testing facilities in the world is the 5,000-acre Uvalde Proving Grounds near the city of Uvalde in southwest Texas. The Uvalde Proving Grounds offers a variety of courses and surfaces, including three multimillion-dollar state-of-the-art facilities:
- The Vehicle Dynamics Facility with an innovative wet handling pad, curving, twisting dry road course, plus a ride evaluation course with various surfaces.
- The Traction Testing Facility with both concrete and asphalt surfaces for wet testing, a dry asphalt test surface, and a lane for hydroplaning tests.
- The Wet Grip Testing Facility featuring a curving serpentine wetted asphalt surface course for subjective/objective evaluations; a small 55-meter asphalt circle for lap time measurements and subjective tire behavior; and a large 200-meter asphalt circle for lateral hydroplaning and lateral acceleration using a water trough 20 meters in length.