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PIRELLI, ROSNEFT AND ROSTEC SIGN MOU FOR JOINT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT OF TYRE MANUFACTURING MATERIALS

Rosneft, Rostec (Russian Technologies) and Pirelli today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with regard to a joint research and development agreement in the area of materials to be used in the manufacturing of tyres.

The memorandum was signed by Igor Sechin, President and Chairman of the Management Board at Rosneft, Marco Tronchetti Provera, Chairman and CEO of Pirelli & C. S.p.A. and Sergei Chemezov, General Director of Rostec State Corporation.

The tyre manufacturing materials would include synthetic rubber, fillers such as carbon black and reinforcing materials, all developed in compliance with Pirelli’s high technical standards.

Pirelli’s Tronchetti Provera said: “Russia is of strategic importance to Pirelli and this 3-way operation shows our commitment to the country growing deeper. It is also an opportunity for Pirelli to take advantage of the great expertise and experience of its two Russian partners.”

Commenting on the signing, Igor Sechin said: “the realization of this project will help Rosneft and its potential industry partners with the participation of Pirelli and Rostec to organize an efficient production of the most advanced, high quality materials, elaborated by state of the art technologies. These products will comply with highest economical and ecological standards and correspond to the most sophisticated customer needs.”

“Enterprises of Rostec State Corporation are deeply integrated into the global economy – said Sergey Chemezov – The partnership with Pirelli and “Rosneft” in the sphere of development of new materials allows Rostec firmly establish itself in the global market section. Commercialization of research and development results is one of the priorities of the corporation. Extension of cooperation in this sphere will give the opportunity to realize the potential of research institutions that are part of Rostec and to use the knowledge of Russian scientists”.

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Pirelli Suppliers Award 2013

Our top suppliers received their awards at Bicocca today (10 April). Nine international companies that represent the best in the fields in which they operate, and are partners of fundamental importance to us. Quality, innovation, global presence, rapidity, sustainability, level of service: those are our criteria for evaluation. As our chairman Marco Tronchetti Provera pointed out when he spoke at the ceremony, “We owe part of our success to our partners throughout the world”.

At the moment, about 12,000 companies work with us: they include those who provide our raw materials, printing, energy, IT solutions and many more goods and services. Selected on the basis of stringent criteria of compatibility with our way of doing business, characterised by product innovation and quality, is an ample and complex range of nine award winners who today represent absolute excellence. Our sincere wish is to find the same partners at next year’s awards ceremony, a sign of long-lasting collaboration destined to continue over time.


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Pirelli’s zero-emission testing grounds in Vizzola Ticino

Again this year, Pirelli is participating in LifeGate’s project Impatto Zero® to offset the CO2 emissions of the Pirelli testing grounds in Vizzola Ticino through projects in support of woodland areas.

Impatto Zero® includes an environmental impact assessment to quantify the carbon dioxide emissions of all sorts of products, services, events, lifestyles and other activities, while proposing projects and other actions aimed at reducing CO2 emissions.

Finally, CO2 is then offset to help protect the forests and woodlands in select geographic areas both within Italy and around the world.

LifeGate has assigned two particular projects to Pirelli: both the creation and the protection of 6,604m3 of forestlands growing in Costa Rica and 3,232m3 of forestlands in Carpaneta, in the Province of Mantua, Italy. The achievement of these two goals will result in offsetting 20,202kg of CO2 produced over a period of three years at the Pirelli testing grounds in Vizzola Ticino.