ATE and Continental

Brake specialists with broad horizons

A solid background for a solid brand

ATE has more than 100 years of experience – our brand is one of the oldest and most successful in the brakes market today. We are naturally proud of this tradition and proud that we are part of Continental, one of the largest and most influential automotive suppliers in the world.

What distinguishes Continental as a group of companies

Continental develops intelligent technologies to move people and their goods. As an international automotive supplier, tyre manufacturer and industry partner, the Group offers sustainable, safe, convenient, individual and affordable solutions.

Current figures for Continental

Continental develops pioneering technologies and services for sustainable and connected mobility of people and their goods. Founded in 1871, the technology company offers safe, efficient, intelligent and affordable solutions for vehicles, machines, traffic and transport. In 2017, Continental generated preliminary sales of €44 billion and currently employs more than 238,000 people in 61 countries.

Brands in the independent aftermarket

The commercial vehicle and trading activities of Continental are combined in the Interior Division in the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket business unit. The following product brands are sold there:

  • Continental
  • VDO
  • ATE
  • Galfer
  • Barum

The division thus covers a very broad spectrum:

  • Electronic products
  • Systems and services for commercial and special vehicles
  • Products for specialised workshops
  • Spare and wear parts for the independent automotive aftermarket and independent workshops
  • Spare and wear parts for vehicle models after the series has been discontinued by the model manufacturer

Recent figures from the Interior Division

The Interior Division employs more than 36,000 people worldwide and generated sales of approximately €7 billion in 2014.