Hamburg, Germany, 18 February. A matter of pride for Pirelli Tyre at the Tire Technology Expo, the world’s most important exposition-conference devoted to the tyre industry, which organises each year the prestigious ‘Tire Technology Awards for Innovation and Excellence’.
In 2009, the authoritative jury, comprising international exponents of the tyre industry and research, has awarded the title ‘Manufacturer of the Year’ to Pirelli Tyre.
A choice motivated by research as a key factor in the activity of Pirelli in 2008, characterised by the creation of innovative materials, advantages for the environment and the constitution of partnerships with research organisation and institutes, such as those with the Silvio Tronchetti Provera Foundation and the Chinese University of Shandong.
Gianni Mancini, head of area processes, received the award on Pirelli’s behalf. With him on the podium were the representatives of Coda Development, VMI, Sumitomo Rubber Industries and Standards Testing Laboratories, winners of the other four award categories, which are ‘Tire Manufacturing Innovation’, ‘Environmental Achievement’, ‘Tire Technology’ and ‘Tire Industry Supplier’.