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IN Tire BrandsUpdated January 30, 2022

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Continental Logo Meaning

The most widely believed theory of the horse logo is that it all began when a veterinarian named Hartmann invented hoof buffers which were made from soft rubber and prevented horses from slipping on icy surfaces. The hoof buffers also improved the overall mobility of the horse. Continental organized the production and distribution of the hoof buffers which each carried an icon that displayed the jumping horse.

The horse logo is used because of the distinct qualities of the horse: strength, agility, and endurance.

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Brand Overview

Founded: 1871

Founder: (unknown)

Headquarters: Hanover, Germany

Official Site: www.continentaltire.com

Continental was founded in 1871 as a rubber manufacturer, Continental-Caoutchouc und Gutta-Percha Compagnie. In 1898, Continental started development and production of the vehicle tires with plain tread, which was the major success of the brand. In 1904, Continental became the first company in the world to manufacture grooved vehicle tires.

As of 2019, Continental is the 4th largest tire manufacturer behind Bridgestone (Japan), Michelin (France), and Goodyear (United States).

Learn More: Continental Wiki

Other Continental Logo

(Gold on Black)

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(White on Black)

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(Gold)

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(Black)

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The horse was a well-known icon in this region when Continental was founded in 1871, so it’s believed that Continental could have utilized its popularity to emphasize the company’s connection to the city and region.

Other Continental Logo

(Gold Seal)

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(Black Seal)

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(Gold Jumping Horse)

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(Black Jumping Horse)

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The company’s roots are in Hanover, Germany where the horse has long been a traditional symbol in the region. Though the style and references in the logo have changed through the years, the inclusion of the horse has remained.

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