VDO and ATE brands are now part of the Continental Corporation’s product portfolio. The addition of the VDO lines of electric motors, engine management, instrumentation, and door systems comes as part of the acquisition of Siemens VDO AG by Continental AG. The ATE lines of brake rotors, pads and service parts had already been part of the Continental portfolio.
Along with the VDO and ATE lines, Continental now offers a complete line of TPMS replacement parts under the Continental brand.
According to David Mestdagh, director, North American Aftermarket Operations, Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket, Interior Division, Continental, “Our aftermarket group is already enjoying the benefits of the Siemens VDO acquisition. It is a perfect fit of people and products and will allow us to offer our customers the products, programs and services of two highly innovative companies, from one source, at very competitive prices and with unsurpassed quality. Our customers can also count on reliable fill rates, consistent category growth and regular new part number introductions, along with the sales programs, tools and services they need to increase their revenue opportunities.”
VDO Electric Motors, Instrumentation and Engine Management
The VDO brand enjoys a worldwide reputation for innovation, best-in-class quality, rugged dependability, engineering excellence and leading-edge technology. The VDO electric motor line includes HVAC blower, radiator, and condenser fan motors and cooling fan assemblies. The door systems line includes power window motors, power window regulators and power window motor/regulator assemblies, as well as power door lock actuators. The VDO portfolio also includes engine management and fuel supply components. The VDO instrumentation line includes instruments, sensors and accessories, and provides coverage for a wide range of applications from hot rod and custom cars to on/off-highway, stationary power, agricultural, heavy-duty and marine.
The Continental TPMS Replacement Parts line includes valve and valveless sensor assemblies, and stainless steel wheel bands for valveless sensors. Continental’s aftermarket coverage for TPMS replacement parts includes Acura, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, KIA, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mercury, Mitsubishi, Pontiac, Saturn, Suzuki, Toyota, Volkswagen and Volvo applications. Continental is an OE supplier of TPMS components and complete systems, and all Continental OE replacement parts are made in ISO-certified facilities to the same quality standards as the parts supplied to automakers worldwide.
ATE PremiumOne Brake Parts
The ATE brand is 100 years strong and has always represented OE engineering heritage and excellence. ATE continues to maintain customer trust and confidence by consistently applying its OE engineering standards to the entire ATE line of brake products and delivering on the promise of OE quality, fit, and performance. ATE PremiumOne pads feature application-matched, OE-engineered friction formulations, which help restore original equipment performance, reduce wheel dusting, and extend pad life. ATE PremiumOne rotors not only deliver advanced performance but also feature the patented RotorLife wear indicator, which provides a visual reference of rotor thickness and helps identify the need for replacement. The wear indicator’s elliptical grooves also dissipate heat and gases to reduce brake fade and extend pad life. The patented MetaCote protective coating helps to prevent rust and corrosion so the rotors maintain a clean appearance.
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