Continental Teves Secures Major Ford Contract to Provide Electronic Stability Program Devices on the 2002 Explorer SUV

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from Continental Teves

    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Teves announced
 today that it has been awarded a contract to supply its proprietary Electronic
 Stability Program (ESP) to Ford Motor Company for use in the all new 2002 Ford
 Explorer Sport Utility Vehicle.
     The contract calls for Continental Teves to produce Electronic Stability
 Program systems for Ford Motor Company's redesigned 2002 Ford Explorer, the
 world's best-selling sport utility vehicle.  Continental Teves will provide
 the technology for the Explorer under the Ford trademark name of AdvanceTrac.
     In support of the Ford Explorer 2002 program, Continental will provide a
 customized version of its Electronic Stability Program marketed as AdvanceTrac
 that includes ABS (Anti-lock Brake System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force
 Distribution), TCS (Traction Control System), and ESP (Electronic Stability
 Program) functions.
     "We are pleased that Ford has chosen our innovative technology and safety
 device known as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) on its best-selling
 sport utility vehicle, the Ford Explorer," said William Kozyra, President of
 Continental Teves North America.  "We are glad to be a partner with Ford in
 providing this completely re-designed vehicle with the latest safety
 technology available."
     The safety system will be produced at Continental's Electronic Brake
 System plant in Morganton, N.C. and its actuation plant in Asheville, N.C.
     Continental Teves, headquartered in Frankfurt/Main Germany, is a unit of
 Continental AG, Hanover, Germany.  With 2000 sales of US $9.3 billion,
 Continental is a world leader in the design, development and supply of
 critical brake and chassis systems that contribute to driving safety, comfort
 and fun.  Continental Teves' North American headquarters is located in Auburn
 Hills, Mich.
 
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    AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Teves announced
 today that it has been awarded a contract to supply its proprietary Electronic
 Stability Program (ESP) to Ford Motor Company for use in the all new 2002 Ford
 Explorer Sport Utility Vehicle.
     The contract calls for Continental Teves to produce Electronic Stability
 Program systems for Ford Motor Company's redesigned 2002 Ford Explorer, the
 world's best-selling sport utility vehicle.  Continental Teves will provide
 the technology for the Explorer under the Ford trademark name of AdvanceTrac.
     In support of the Ford Explorer 2002 program, Continental will provide a
 customized version of its Electronic Stability Program marketed as AdvanceTrac
 that includes ABS (Anti-lock Brake System), EBD (Electronic Brake-force
 Distribution), TCS (Traction Control System), and ESP (Electronic Stability
 Program) functions.
     "We are pleased that Ford has chosen our innovative technology and safety
 device known as the Electronic Stability Program (ESP) on its best-selling
 sport utility vehicle, the Ford Explorer," said William Kozyra, President of
 Continental Teves North America.  "We are glad to be a partner with Ford in
 providing this completely re-designed vehicle with the latest safety
 technology available."
     The safety system will be produced at Continental's Electronic Brake
 System plant in Morganton, N.C. and its actuation plant in Asheville, N.C.
     Continental Teves, headquartered in Frankfurt/Main Germany, is a unit of
 Continental AG, Hanover, Germany.  With 2000 sales of US $9.3 billion,
 Continental is a world leader in the design, development and supply of
 critical brake and chassis systems that contribute to driving safety, comfort
 and fun.  Continental Teves' North American headquarters is located in Auburn
 Hills, Mich.
 
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