VDO - A Trademark of the Continental Corporation
The Automotive Group of Continental AG
With sales of €39,4 billion in 2022, Continental is one of the world’s leading automotive suppliers. As a provider of brake systems, systems and components for powertrains and chassis, instrumentation, infotainment solutions, vehicle electronics, tires, and technical elastomers, Continental contributes to enhanced driving safety and global climate protection. Continental is also an expert partner in networked automobile communication. Continental currently employs more than 200,000 people in 57 countries and markets.
The Automotive Group with its three divisions Chassis & Safety (sales of approx. €7.3 billion in 2013, roughly 36.500 employees), Powertrain (sales of approx. €6.3 billion in 2013, roughly 32,400 employees) and Interior (sales of approx. €9.7 billion in 2018, roughly 47,000 employees) achieved sales of approximately €20 billion in 2013. The Automotive Group is present in more than 170 locations worldwide. As a partner to the automotive and commercial vehicle industry, it 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.
Within the Continental Interior Division the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle, special vehicle and aftermarket sector. A global network of sales and service companies ensures proximity to local customers. Covering the product brands Continental, VDO, ATE, Galfer and Barum the Business Unit offers electronic products, systems and services for commercial and special vehicles, a broad selection of products for specialized workshops and spare parts for the Independent Aftermarket and the Original Equipment Services after end of series production of the vehicle manufacturer.
With more than 80 years of experience in the commercial vehicle segment, this Business Unit develops and produces products that make commercial and special vehicles safer, cleaner, more fuel-efficient and makes their use in day-to-day business more efficient. Thus, CV & AM has been able to establish itself as the market and technology leader for example in the tachograph segment.
In addition, its spectrum of products for commercial and special vehicles includes control systems for drive and onboard electronics, components for human-machine-interface such as instrumentation, panels and cockpit solutions, onboard toll units, and telematics units. This Business Unit also markets commercial vehicle-specific products from other Divisions (driver assistance systems, etc.).
Along with its original equipment products, CV & AM offers an extensive line of products for the independent parts trade and non-affiliated workshops. These products include a broad range of spare parts for brakes, replacement parts for engine actuators, actuators for central locking systems, fuel systems, sensors, HVAC blower and fan systems, screen and headlight washer systems, tire pressure monitoring systems as well as multi-brand diagnostics system and diesel repair services.
Furthermore, the business unit is responsible for supplying replacement parts when a series has been discontinued by the vehicle manufacturer (Original Equipment Services, OES).The OES organization takes on full responsibility for the product, including sales and distribution, logistics, production, and quality assurance, ensuring that replacement parts are available after a phased-out series production.
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