New AQUACTRL2 wiper from Continental

January 25, 2023
New AQUACTRL2 wiper from Continental
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Continental has launched a next generation windscreen wiper, featuring improved technology, a new design and better handling – AQUACTRL2. 


The new product series offers a choice between pre-assembled set solutions designed to fit individual vehicles (DirectFit) or single wipers with adapters for flexible mounting to fit a wide range of different vehicle models (MultiClip). Both series feature easy handling and perfect wiping performance in Continental’s well-known OEM quality. 

A high vehicle market coverage of the two AQUACTRL2 series combined with a low number of article numbers also increases workshop partners service quality. They can always find the right wiper for their customers quickly and easily. AQUACTRL2 wipers will replace the AQUACTRL series and will feature on the TecDoc online catalog system. 

“We’ve succeeded in achieving two goals with our AQUACTRL2: We make driving safer and workshops’ everyday servicing easier,” says Harald Braunberger, Head of Product Management Replacement Parts in the Automotive Aftermarket business segment at Continental.

Continental has redesigned the coupler for the AQUACTRL2 wipers. The coupler connects the wiper arm to the wiper blade via an adapter. Continental has made it slimmer and slightly longer in shape, significantly improving the distribution of the wiper blades’ contact pressure on the windscreen. Another advantage is the broader field of usage meaning the wipers can now be mounted on many vehicle models with wash nozzles integrated into the wiper arms. The new flat bar wiping technology also ensures perfect wiping performance and crystal-clear visibility in all kinds of weather. Specially shaped spoilers ensure maximum, a two-part metal rail maintains even pressure distribution on the screen and a patented rubber blade with graphite coating gives the wipers a longer service life.

Continental says that searching for the right windscreen wiper can cost workshops a lot of time. It speeds up the process and makes this easy for its workshop partners because both the DirectFit and the MultiClip series cover almost the entire range of European passenger cars with a manageable set of part numbers. When launched, the DirectFit range will cover more than 70% of the vehicle market with 77 article numbers –the MultiClip series will achieve more than 90% with only 21 article numbers. The packaging also makes workshop life easier because a highly visible QR code on the front of the packaging displays the matching vehicle models and easy-to-understand installation instructions. 
 
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