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Mitas celebrates a decade of Continental agricultural tyres production

Mitas hasbeen manufacturing Continental agricultural tyres under licence for 10 years.Since the licence agreement signed in 2004, Mitas has produced more than 300,000tonnes of Continental tyres, says the company, and now offers more than 200 variationsof tyre for agricultural use under the Continental name.

Continentalbranded tyres are an important part of our portfolio, said Mitas CEO JaroslavCechura. We produce most of the Continental tyres at the newest Europeantyre factory in Otrokovice, Czech Republic.

Themain part of our sales in tonnes comprise Continental branded tyres, but thereis a clear shift toward Mitas brand tyres dominating, said Andrew Mabin, Mitassales director. We expect to sell more Mitas tyres in tonnes in 2014 thanContinental tyres, added Andrew Mabin.

Since 2004,the bestselling Continental tyre made by Mitas has been the 420/85R34 AC 85 142 A8.But in recent years there has been huge demand for tyres for high-horsepowermachines. From 2009 to 2012, Mitas tripled production of Continental SVT tyres.The largest Continental tyres made by Mitas are 710/75R42 SVT with a diameter of 2.15 m and 1050/50R32SVT with a diameter of 1.9 m. Germany is the largest market for sales of Continentalagricultural tyres followed by Italy, France and the UK.

Mitas is the designerand sole producer of the latest product innovations within the Continental agriculturaltyre range, and has introduced top class products like SST (Super Silent Tyres)and CHO (Cyclic Harvest Operation) tyres, said Mabin.

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