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PIRELLI SUPPLIER AWARDS 2017: SUPPLIERS OF PRIMARY MATERIALS IN THE SPOTLIGHT

INNOVATION, QUALITY, EFFICIENCY AND SUSTAINABILITY: THE KEY FACTORS BEHIND THE CHOICE OF THE WINNERS

SPECIALISTS IN LOGISTICS, CYBER SECURITY, MACHINERY, MOULDS, AND EVENTS ALSO REWARDED

Milan, September 8, 2017 – The quality of any product always begins with the choice and characteristics of its primary materials: all the more so when we are talking about a tyre made up of many different ingredients, all which have a crucial impact on safety and performance. This was the key consideration that guided Pirelli’s cross-departmental team when it came to deciding the winners of this year’s Supplier Awards. In this, the sixth year of the annual awards, it is the suppliers of primary materials who have been the most successful, scooping four prizes of the nine available. This emphasis is justified by the numbers: 46% of Pirelli’s total expenditure (equivalent to 1.54 billion euros in 2016) goes towards primary materials.

Handing out the prizes to the suppliers who have shone throughout last year, delivering on-time quality to the supply chain or end product, was Pirelli’s Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Marco Tronchetti Provera, as well as Pirelli’s Head of Purchasing Pier Luigi de Cancellis, in a ceremony that took place at the Italian firm’s headquarters in Milan. The recipients of the awards, as well as primary materials suppliers, included producers of machinery and moulds, cyber security experts, logistics firms, and event management companies. The winners came from three continents – Europe, Asia and America – and six countries (China, Italy, Germany, Japan, Romania, the United States, and Thailand).

These are the companies who won the 2017 Supplier Awards:

Jiangsu Xingda Steel Tyre Cord Co Ltd (China): one of the premier producers of metallic reinforcements; Cabot Corporation: an American group which is a leader in carbon black production; Zeon Corporation: a Japanese company that supplies synthetic rubber; Thai Eastern Innovation: an important producer and exporter of natural rubber headquartered in Chonburi; Karl Eugen Fischer GmbH: a German supplier of tyre production machinery; Himile Mechanical Science and Technology: the world’s most important producer and supplier of tyre moulds; Com Divers Logistic Srl (Romania): a key player in the logistics sector; Reply: an Italian firm specialising in cyber security and IT services, and finally Newtonlab: an events company from Italy.

De Cancellis commented: “Pirelli’s corporate strategy, focused principally on the top of the range, is shared with all our suppliers, whom we consider to be genuine partners working towards common goals in terms of innovation, transparency, quality, flexibility and sustainability. To maintain the high standards that have always characterised our brand, it’s essential for us to have primary materials, services, and production systems that are at the very highest level, while complying with the stringent sustainability regulations we have set ourselves. With these objectives always in mind, Pirelli is constantly looking all over the world for the very best suppliers, which are continually verified.”

Pirelli’s purchasing department is made up of around 175 worldwide specialists. They manage more than 9500 global suppliers who are specially selected according to criteria such as capacity for innovation, quality of goods and services, sustainability, and efficiency within the supply chain. Pirelli’s constant analysis does not just stop at the suppliers themselves but also considers the suppliers of the suppliers.

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ECO-FRIENDLY CAR SHARING GETS THE THUMBS UP

Car sharing has been with us ever since kindly drivers first responded to the homespun philosophy of hopeful hitch-hikers who scribbled – and often misspelled – the names of their destinations on handmade signs.

Today car sharing is very different. It is no longer about the haves helping out the have-nots, but entire communities – from vehicle manufacturers to local councils – coming together to organise and share efficient fleets of cars. It’s also big business. Global revenue from car-sharing services is expected to total $34.6 billion (£24 billion) over the 10 years to 2024, according to Navigant Research.

It’s easy to see why its popularity is soaring. Sharing cars means sharing the significant costs of owning them – and that includes the purchase price, tax, insurance, testing, parking and maintenance. Saving on overheads, of course, means you can afford to splash out on moments of motoring luxury. How about taking a spin to the shops in a prestige car? A drop-top with premium Pirelli tyres?

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Pirelli China awarded by Great Place to Work® Institute and 51jobs.com

During the fifth edition of the award organized by Great Place to Work® Institute, Pirelli was recognized, for the second year in a row, the title “Best Companies to Work for in Greater China”.

137 companies from nine industries representing around 211,000 employees participated in this selection.

Also in December, Pirelli has received the “Excellence in Corporate Training” award, recognized by 51jobs.com, the leading online recruiter in China; during the ceremony, Pirelli was also awarded as one of “100 Excellence Employer China of 2016”.

Marco Di Pierri, Pirelli APAC HR director said, “We are proud of the honor and recognition that Pirelli has received in China. As a brand that is committed to long-term growth in China, we see our 11-year history in the country as a beginning. In the future, we’ll continue to adhere to global standards of practice while taking into consideration local characteristics, as we move to make Pirelli a company in China that can attract, develop and retain talents, a company that can motivate the full potential of their employees to create more value for both the company and the local community.”