Continental Reports Growth in North American Retread Market


In its preliminary figures for 2021 Continental has reported continued growth in the U.S. retread market with its ContiTread brand, achieving a growth rate of 2.5% in terms of retread tyre volume between 2019 and 2021, compared to a growth rate of 1.2% for the retread market as a whole.

ContiLifeCycle Retread Network Reaping Rewards in U.S.

Retread is a key part of our strategy in the U.S. market,” confirmed Continental’s Tom Fanning, head of U.S. market for Truck Tires. “We continue to expand our ContiLifeCycle retread network to better serve our fleet customers across the country.”

An illustration of this can be seen in the fact that in October 2021, ContiLifeCycle partner CMC Tire opened new locations in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Loveland, Colorado, as well as acquiring a location in Commerce City, a suburb of Denver, Colorado, from Continental’s BestDrive. This expansion brings CMC Tire to 14 locations, enabling them to better service fleet customers throughout the western United States. CMC Tire has been part of the ContiLifeCycle network since 2015, and offers tyres, retreads, and auto services.

About the author

David is the Owner and Publisher of Retreading Business. With over 30 years' experience as a specialist tyre industry journalist, he first entered the tyre industry in 1987 as Editor of Tyres & Accessories. He was Editor of Tyre Trade News between 1993-96 before establishing Retreading Business in 1997. In 2004 he acquired the Malaysian tyre magazine The Tyreman, before establishing Tyre & Rubber Recycling in 2009. In addition to his publishing ventures, he was also Director of the Retread Manufacturers' Association between 2004 and 2014.


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