Surface Solutions

Surface Solutions is the specialist for surface materials and the associated production technologies in the Continental Corporation. The business area offers polyamide - or rubber-coated foils, sheets and fabrics from a single source.

Product Range

  • Surface materials for automotive interior trim
  • Surface materials for decorative & technical applications
  • Printing blankets & forms
  • Assembled products

Facts & Figures 2022

  • ~5,400 Employees


Surface Solutions is represented by 16 locations worldwide.


  • DIN EN ISO 14001:2015
  • EC Ecological Audit Certificate EMAS
  • IATF 16949:2016
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • OEKO-TEX® Standard 100


  • Technology Innovation Award: The Chinese specialist magazine Automobile & Parts has given Continental its "Technology Innovation Award" for its low-odor PVC surface materials.
  • Red Dot Award: Our skai colore classic ULTRA surface material wins the Red Dot Award in the Product Design category.
  • German Design Award: The skai DesignLab, an online tool for testing digital print designs for projects, received the German Design Award in the Web category.
  • German Innovation Award: One of several awards that our skai colore classic ULTRA 2020 surface material has won: the German Innovation Award. This was in the Excellence in Business to Business – Materials & Surfaces category. Both skai mattex and skai Pureto EN received this award as well. 
  • Iconic Award: The skai Torina FLS and skai Popana FLS surface materials are the winners of the Iconic Award 2020: Innovative Interior in the Textiles category.
  • Interzum Award “Intelligent Material & Design 2019”: Four Continental surfaces were awarded the Interzum Award “Intelligent Material & Design 2019” for high product quality: The laif VyP Nappa and skai Pureto EN upholstery fabrics, the skai Colore Magic METALSPIN and skai Colore Structure ULTRA furniture foils.
  • Industrial Energy Efficiency Award: Conti Thermo Protect won the Industrial Energy Efficiency Award, which was presented for the first time at the Hannover trade fair 2019.
  • MATERIALICA Design & Technology Award: Our skai colore structure ULTRA surface material won gold in the MATERIALICA Design & Technology Award 2019 due to its high product quality.
  • German Design Award: The breathable upholstery material laif VyP Nappa is one of the winners of the German Design Award 2019.
  • German Innovation Award: Our solutions for vehicle interiors won three prizes at the German Innovation Awards: The intelligent car window, which darkens the vehicle glazing, the 3D Touch Surface Display and the two-finger touch gestures.
  • Innovation of the year at the Automotive Brand Contest: The German Design Council acclaimed the three-dimensional, touch-sensitive cockpit display (Morphing Controls) from Continental as the “Innovation of the Year” in the Automotive Brand Contest.
  • Intelligent Manufacturing Award: The hi-tech Industrial Development Zone China Changzhou Wujin awarded the Intelligent Manufacturing Award to our Changzhou plant for its efficient and environmentally friendly production of surface material. 
  • Red Dot Award: A particularly appealing and high-quality product design: That's why our skai Jet Black surface material received the Red Dot Award.
  • German Design Award: Three-time winner of the German Design Award: Our skai Digital Prints collection also won the award along with our adhesive foils from the d-c-fix Metallic collection and our skai x-brush window profile foil. 
  • MATERIALICA Design & Technology Award: Morphing Controls and the translucent Acella Hylite won the MATERIALICA Design & Technology Award 2018.
  • German Design Award 2018 for skai x-brush window profile film 
  • “Lightweight Technology Innovation Award”
  • BOS Excellence Supplier Award for luggage cover material
  • Materialica Design + Technology Award 2017 for the upholstery material laif VyP and the artificial leather Holographic

Contact Address

Surface Solutions
Director: Dr. Dirk Leiß

Beneckeallee 40
D-30419 Hannover
Phone +49 (0)511 - 6302-0
Fax +49 (0)511 - 6302-206