Feb 09, 2011 at 05:55 PM
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Conti Sponsors Chicago Auto Show Through 2014

Continental, one of the world's largest automotive suppliers, announced today a three-year sponsorship commitment with the Chicago Auto Show that will allow the company to showcase its advanced powertrain, safety, connectivity and infotainment technology with automakers, global media to the than 1.2 million consumers annually. The Chicago Auto Show is said to be the nation's largest and longest-running auto show.

"With 600 employees working in Deer Park, Chicago is our hometown auto show and we're proud to support such a great showcase of the best in automotive design and technology," said Kieran O'Sullivan, executive vice president of Continental's global Infotainment & Connectivity Business Unit. "Our company traces its local roots to the first commercially successful car radios, introduced by Motorola in the 1930s. Today, our teams are at the vanguard of multimedia, connectivity and telematics technology, and we are aggressively recruiting new software and hardware engineers to work in Deer Park on programs to make driving more enjoyable, safer and cleaner."

In 2011, Continental will focus on technology and products developed in Deer Park, Ill., the global headquarters of the Infotainment & Connectivity Business Unit, the company said in a release. Continental AG, the Hanover-based German parent company, reported over $33 billion in annual sales last year.

Other sponsors of the Chicago Auto Show include BP, AutoTrader.com, DriveChicago, Sheraton, Chicago Tribune, NBC 5 and State Farm Insurance.