Continental announces new R&D facility

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Automotive supplier Continental is planning an expansion to its facilities. A new site in Ulm, Germany, is scheduled to be complete in 2013 and will create around 100 extra jobs at the firm.

The new site will see a new laboratory built within the facility, with a strong focus on research and development in the field of advanced driver assistance systems.

“This new site will reinforce our development capacities in Germany while simultaneously expanding our worldwide network,” said Friedrich Angerbauer, head of the advanced driver assistance systems business unit in Continental’s chassis & safety division.

“The availability of engineers, the proximity to vehicle manufacturers and universities as well as the central location relative to our other German sites for driver assistance systems in Lindau, Ingolstadt and Ottobrunn will create a good environment, and they were key to our decision to put a branch in Ulm,” added Marcel Verweinen, head of the HR department in the advanced driver assistance systems business unit.

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