Continental Makes €50,000 Available for Rapid Nepal Aid

Continental Makes €50,000 Available for Rapid Nepal Aid

05May 2015

Hanover, Germany

·    Immediate assistance for the disaster operation of Technisches Hilfswerk [German Federal Agency for Technical Relief].

·    Continental locations not affected by catastrophe.

Hanover, May 5 2015. Continental is making an immediate donation of €50,000 to support aid workers in the earthquake zone in Nepal. "We are making disaster aid available swiftly and without any red tape and have chosen the charity of the Technisches Hilfswerk as the beneficiary organization. Our donation is expected to be used for a drinking water treatment facility and should help to provide direct aid in the affected area," explains Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart.

"Continental believes in bearing social and societal responsibility and therefore maintains special links with individuals and organizations dedicated to helping people in need. Fortunately, our own locations and employees were not directly affected by this earthquake and its horrible destructive power. The people in the disaster zones are in desperate need of help – not only do we want to help them, but we have to," adds Degenhart.

Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2014, the corporation generated preliminary sales of approximately €34.5 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs approximately 200,000 people in 53 countries.

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