Continental AG is known to be one of the world's leading suppliers to the automotive industry with extensive know-how in tyre and brake technology, vehicle dynamics control, as well as electronic and sensor systems. Continental currently employs around 133,000 people in 35 countries, at 190 plants, R&D centers and test tracks. As a leading technology partner to the automotive industry, Continental develops and manufactures advanced components, modules and systems. Continental is the number one tyre manufacturer in Europe in the passenger and light truck tyre market and number four worldwide. Continental is the market leader in winter tyres and automobile original equipment. In 2007, 107.4 million tyres were produced across 22 locations in 14 countries.