Tyre manufacturer, Continental, shuffles Specialty Tyres management

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Wolfgang Thomale
Wolfgang Thomale

• Wolfgang Thomale takes over as head of Two-Wheel Tyres business segment.

•Thomas Falke to head Commercial Specialty Tires business segment in future.

•With the change in management, the Specialty Tires business unit continues on its growth path.


German tyre manufacturer, Continental,  has changed its management in the 'Specialty Tyres' business unit as of 1 January.

Wolfgang Thomale, head of the entire Specialty Tyres business unit, is now also responsible for the associated Two-Wheel Tyres segment. This was previously under the management of Thomas Falke.

Falke will now be responsible for the Commercial Specialty Tyres segment.

With the internal shift, the business unit continues to follow its chosen growth path in the associated areas of Two-Wheel Tyres, Hoosier Racing Tyres and, in particular, Commercial Specialty Tyres.

The company says it will benefit from the wealth of experience of the two managers: Falke can look back on seven successful years as head of the Two-Wheel Tyres division, during which he was able to consistently build up and expand the business with motorcycle and bicycle tyres.

As an expert in growth in the specialty tyre segment, he will now focus on expanding the tyre business for highly specialised industrial, port, construction and agricultural machinery. Thomale takes his place at the business segment Two-Wheel Tyres.

Before moving to Specialty Tyres, he gained many years of experience in the passenger car and light truck tyre business, the company said. 

Specialty Tyres encompasses construction sectors to bicycle and motorcycle tyres, and tyres for racing use

Under the umbrella of the 'Specialty Tyres' business unit, Continental's complete range of specialty tyre has been developed, produced and marketed worldwide since 2020 it said. There are tyres for material handling, the agricultural, port, and construction sectors to bicycle and motorcycle tyres, and tyres for racing use.

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