FAIRLAWN, Ohio—ContiTech A.G. officially unveiled its new-look North American headquarters in Fairlawn July 29, continuing the firm's push to inform customers and the public about its new name and brands that were created by the acquisition of Veyance Technologies Inc.
Jim Hill, the company's new CEO of the ContiTech's NAFTA region, addressed a gathering of employees before unveiling the new ContiTech sign that sits in front of the two-building campus. After the address, ContiTech employees were treated to lunch.
The Veyance name has been replaced by ContiTech; Veyance's Goodyear brand has been replaced by the Conti and ContiTech brand names, he said prior to unveiling the firm's new sign. For instance, the automotive belts brand will become Continental Elite.
ContiTech acquired Veyance in January 2015 and has been merging the firms' operations since then. It will be some time before that process is complete.
About 180 people are employed in the Fairlawn facility, among the 41,000 that ContiTech employs in 34 countries. Continental employs 200,000 people in 53 countries.
Watch video of the ceremony, courtesy of ContiTech, by clicking below.