Our History

Providing Quality Solutions to the Midwest for Over 33 Years.

Continental Design & Engineering, now known as Continental Inc. was established in 1985 in response to a need for qualified designers to assist General Motors, Guide Lamp (now Guide Corporation) with the new technology of the aerodynamic Halogen Headlamps, which replaced the old round, sealed beam headlamps.

We grew quickly to service manufacturers in all aspect of product development and production. Several years after Continental expanded into Quality Engineering Services with the establishment of Continental Quality Engineering (CQE).

CQE is built on a thirty-year history of manufacturing engineering capabilities. Continental's familiarity with the world of automotive component suppliers has enabled us to respond to the need for detecting, re-working, sorting and containing parts that do not conform to specifications. Currently, our engineering expertise allows us to assist our clients with root cause analysis and a wide variety of corrective actions, in a wide variety of industries – always adhering to best practices.

Continental Design & Engineering has access to engineers and technical specialists experienced in all aspects of product development, quality control, fixture, gauging, re-work, inspection, sorting, packing and shipping. We take great pride in having some of the best in-house representatives in the business – working on-site as an extension of our clients’ business.

Over the past three decades, Continental's stable management team has led the company through steady double-digit growth by creating a strong culture of responsive client service. Our commitment to outstanding service and strong community involvement has been publicly recognized through local, regional and national awards by government and industry leaders.