TOC 2015: Continental CST focuses on telematics

12th May 2015

Logistics BusinessTOC 2015: Continental CST focuses on telematics
  • Trade fair premiere of the ContiPressureCheck™ tire pressure monitoring system for specialty tires 
  • Unveiling of new telematics solution at TOC Europe 
  • Presentation of Continental’s harbor tire solutions 

Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST) will be exhibiting its comprehensive harbor solutions at the TOC Europe in Rotterdam from 9 to 11 June 2015. The trade fair presence of the international tire manufacturer will be focusing this year on telematics. The division will be showcasing the ContiPressureCheck™ tire pressure monitoring system for specialty tires for the first time at a trade fair. The innovative technology offers an affordable alternative for measuring tire pressure, designed to upgrade the efficiency and simultaneously the safety of vehicle fleets in a harbor. Trade visitors will find Continental CST at Europe’s premier trade fair for harbor, terminal and cargo handling operations on Stand D36 in the Ahoy Rotterdam Event Center.

Everything is single-sourced: Continental CST focuses on customized service packages

Julian Alexander, Business Line Manager Material Handling at Continental CST, explains: “Besides choosing the right tires, the aspects of connectivity and digitalization are important considerations for fleet managers working in harbor logistics, when it comes to cutting costs and reducing downtimes. With the introduction of the ContiPressureCheck™ system for specialty tires, we have provided our customers with a solution that meets their individual needs and complements our portfolio to optimum effect. We are progressing this approach with continual investment: our goal is to offer our customers everything from a single source – from a complete harbor tire portfolio all the way through to customized service solutions.”

The Hanover based company will also be showcasing a new telematics solution, designed to enhance the efficiency and safety of vehicle fleets. Further details of the product will be announced at the start of TOC Europe.

Top-quality harbor products: V.ply technology and Continental StraddleMaster

In the shape of the Continental StraddleMaster, Continental CST will also be spotlighting at the fair a selected tire solution from its comprehensive portfolio of harbor tires. The Continental StraddleMaster has been developed specifically for straddle carriers, and possesses exceptionally stable carcasses with strong sidewalls. Thanks to the extremely durable V.ply technology, which combines the advantages of both cross-ply and radial tires, it also offers high resistance to damage, long life expectancy, and low rolling resistance. Another top-quality harbor product is the Continental TractorMaster which scores highly in terms of a closed shoulder for ultra-smooth running and even wear. The reinforced bead construction ensures long lifetimes even under highly stressful duty conditions. Continental’s patented visual alignment indicator (VAI), with which the specialty tire is equipped, enables incorrect wheel alignment and suspension settings to be detected without complex electronic measurements. Maintenance costs can thus be reduced. The Continental TractorMaster is particularly well suited for tractors used for handling operations in harbor terminals.