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METZELER ROADTEC Z8 INTERACT IS TYRE OF THE YEAR

Having been nominated Best Touring Tyre by the renowned German Motorrad Magazine, the Metzeler Roadtec Z8 Interact continues to impress, this time winning the Motorcycle News ‘Tyre of the Year Award’.

Motorcycle News Editor Andy Calton explained the rationale behind the award. “MCN experts thought long and hard over what products should be considered for this prestigious award. Staffers who ride bikes huge distances day in and day out, in all sort of conditions, came to a unanimous decision on the products of the year”.

Many things are taken into account when deciding which products should receive the annual MCN prize. Things such as innovation, relevance to the market, price and simply just how well the product performed.

The Metzeler Roadtec Z8’s score highly in all of these discussions. A tyre that really does perform well on a vast variety of bikes, in many different situations cannot be ignored. In all of MCN’s tests and riding experiences the Metzeler’s performed superbly well and lasted a long time.

Unlike the awards for Best Motorcycle in each type of market segment, the Best Tyre category offers just one overall winner, making this Sports Touring tyre’s accolade even more impressive.

Metzeler UK Product and Marketing Manager Jim Worland commented; “An MCN award is probably the most prestigious motorcycle industry accolade and to win with a product in the ultra-competitive Sport Touring segment is testament to the quality of the Metzeler brand. The Roadtec Z8 Interact has been on the market for a couple of years, but being a company that is constantly innovating, our compound chemists have developed an amazing product that is clearly the number one on wet roads as proven by independent comparison tests conducted by MCN and the German Motorrad Test Center. A tyre perfectly suited to the UK’s changeable climate.”


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ONE MORE TIME: PIRELLI IS LEADER IN THE DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX

Pirelli, for the sixth consecutive year, was named world leader in the  Autoparts and Tyres sector of the Dow Jones Sustainability World and Dow Jones Sustainability Europe indices, with a score of 86 points compared with a sector average score of 53. The results of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) assessment 2012 were announced on September 13th by SAM, the Swiss investment boutique focused on sustainability investing,  and by the S&P Dow Jones Indices.

A company’s performance is assessed on the basis of three elements – economic, environmental and social – by which the concept of sustainability is measured.

The quantitative and qualitative indicators of tangibile and intangibile performance regard corporate governance, processes of innovation, reporting and management of environmental systems, responsible product management, capacity for emissions reductions and environmental consumption, development and management of human capital, commitment towards the community, health and safety in the work place, sustainable management of the supply chain, effectiveness of dialogue with all stakeholders of relevance to the companies analyzed.


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Pirelli receives the Marcas Confiables 2012 Award

Pirelli has received for the fourth consecutive year the Marcas Confiables 2012 Award, standing out as one of the Argentinean favourite tyre brands, according to the Selecciones magazine Survey, edited by Reader’s Digest Argentina.

Pirelli has the first position in the 2012 tires ranking. The readers of the Selecciones magazine have considered and evaluated attributes such as quality, price, image and understanding of the costumers’ needs and willingness to purchase.

Selecciones is the magazine leader of the world with more than 100 million readers, distributed in 50 countries and written in 21 languages. In Argentina has a monthly sale of over 150,000 copies.