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Pirelli Suppliers Award 2012

The Suppliers’ Awards ceremony was held at the Pirelli Foundation on Wednesday (11 April), when our suppliers who had distinguished themselves during the year received awards.

The event began with a speech by chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera in which he underlined how the premium strategy also consists of being able to rely on equally premium outside sources.

The awards were assigned on the basis of seven criteria: quality, innovation, speed, total cost, sustainability, global presence and service level.


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Metzeler Roadtec Z8™: synonymous with safety

Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact™ is the safest sport touring tyre on wet roads.

As certified by the German Motorrad TestCenter, which carried out a test for which it bought the Metzeler products and those of its direct competitors.

To guarantee a high level of safety to motorcyclists, Metzeler decided to develop new tread compounds for its Roadtec Z8 Interact tyres with the clear objective of offering them not only the latest technological solutions in the area of wet handling, but also the chance of having a tyre that represents the new point of reference in all weather conditions, from wet and cold to dry.

The values taken into consideration by the Motorrad TestCenter test in the wet were: riding precision and characteristics, maintenance of trajectory under acceleration, ease of riding, grip when cornering, grip of the front and rear tyres in lean angle, grip in acceleration, handling on the limit, response when leaning and braking stability in the complete braking phase with ABS.

The motorcycles selected for the test were a Honda CBR600F ABS and a Suzuki Bandit 1250 ABS. The test took place at the Vizzola Ticino track network last January and February in the dry in slightly cloudy weather.

The Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact™ was not only the safest tyre in the wet, but also the fastest over the timed lap. Considering all the values taken into account, the Motorrad TestCenter crowned the Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact™ superior to its competitors in its segment.


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Hangar Bicocca: contemporary art for all

This is a gift, a great gift being made to Milan and has the characteristics of the cultural re-launch of the city”. So said the Mayor of Milan, Giuliano Pisapia, when he spoke yesterday at the press conference presenting Hangar Bicocca in Milan, recalling the major impulse Pirelli gives to the promotion of culture and contemporary art. So Hangar Bicocca re-opens this evening with renewed areas, an international programme, interactive events, new services for the public and totally free exhibitions.

A new model of institutional culture in which major contemporary art projects dialogue with people who wish to come closer to the language of today’s artists. Among the new and more relevant developments are 12 hours of opening daily from 11 am until 11 pm four days a week; an area for children with games, books and an art tutor; a great digital info wall with informative content and the opportunity of connecting to the international system of art; and a restaurant entrusted to a young and dynamic team, Dopolavoro Bicocca.

A significant international artistic programme will be guaranteed by a prominent name in the field of contemporary art Vincente Todolì, already director of the Tate Modern in London, who has been nominated artistic advisor to the Hangar as of 2013.

The opening of Hangar Bicocca coincides with the inauguration of two exhibitions: one is NON NON NON, the retrospective devoted to visual artists Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi, unquestioned interpreters of 20th and 21st century artistic culture; the other is a new version of the celebrated installation Shadow Play by Hans-Peter Feldman, a German artist and among the most accredited in the world, who will continue to dialogue with permanent installations.



3 news Wednesday, April 11th, 2012