A second design-related acknowledgement has been bestowed upon Apollo Tyres’ Global R&D Centre, Asia. The facility, which opened last November and is located just outside the Indian city of Chennai, has gained an NDTV Design & Architecture Award 2016 in the ‘Architecture Award, Office’ category.
The Trelleborg Wheels Systems facility in Liepaja, Latvia, has been awarded the State Environmental Service’s (SES) ‘Green Excellence Award’, an accolade that not only acknowledges high environmental standards, but also ensures Trelleborg will hold SES environmental certification for a further three years. The award was given by Kaspars Gerhards, Latvia’s Minister of Environmental Protection and Regional Development, and Inga Koļegova, Director General of the SES.
Trelleborg is a Deutz-Fahr China ‘2016 Excellent Supplier’. It gained this accolade on 13 January at a meeting of suppliers organised by Deutz-Fahr Machinery Company Ltd in Linyi, China. The award was received on behalf of the tyre maker by Sandy Luo, senior sales and marketing manager at Trelleborg Agricultural and Forestry Tire in China.
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies has bestowed a Good Design award upon the Cooper Zeon RS3-G1. Cooper was awarded under the transportation category, one of 27 awards categories, and was one of 29 transportation awardees. The tyre maker comments that the Cooper Zeon RS3-G1 was selected from “several thousand entries from more than 55 countries.”
It’s already been named one of Time magazine’s Best Inventions of the Year 2016, and now the Goodyear Eagle-360 has gained a further accolade from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies – the spherical concept tyre has gained a 2016 Good Design award in the Transportation category.
Alloy wheel protection specialist AlloyGator has snapped up a 2017 Global Media Award at this year’s annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. A jury panel of 34 leading journalists from around the world selected the company ahead of nearly 3,000 product in recognition of its products’ potential mass appeal to consumers in countries outside of the United States.
Pirelli’s 2013 annual report, titled ‘Spinning the Wheel’, has been awarded a platinum medal in the Annual Reports 2014-2016 competition held by Graphis, a magazine dedicated to pre-eminent design production around the world. Spinning the Wheel was one of only eight annual reports to achieve platinum status; a further 77 were awarded gold and 92 received a silver medal.
The ‘2 in 1’ tyre from Michelin wasn’t the only tyre innovation honoured at yesterday’s 2017 SIMA Innovation Awards. Trelleborg Wheel Systems also walked away with a gold medal for its soon to be released Variable Inflation Pressure, or VIPTM, system.
A shape-shifting tyre that protects soil while accommodating on-road use is Michelin’s answer to the growing size of agricultural machinery, and this new solution – the ‘2 in 1’ tyre – has landed a SIMA Innovation Award ahead of its launch under the Evobib brand name next year.
Dutch electronic music artist DJ Hardwell comes across as an unlikely bedfellow for a tyre manufacturer, however his association with Apollo Vredestein has proven golden. The ‘Run Wild’ music video by DJ Hardwell, part of Vredestein’s #ROCKTHEROAD promotional campaign, has been presented with a Golden Dolphin in the Integrated Communication category at the Cannes Corporate Media & TV Awards 2016. Facing competition from over 1,000 submissions and 177 selected productions, Vredestein was awarded the Golden Dolphin at a ceremony held in Palm Beach, Cannes last night.
Kumho’s latest all-season tyre, the Solus HA31, has been accorded a Japanese Good Design Award. So too has the Kumho Eco Sense SE11 – a pattern specifically designed for environmentally friendly and electric vehicles but which, unlike the HA31, isn’t currently available in the UK market.
Make that seven in a row. Bridgestone Corporation is back in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index for the seventh consecutive year, and this repeat performance has been accompanied by its first-time entry into the Dow Jones SustainabilityWorld Index (DJSIWorld). These indices, maintained collaboratively by S&P Dow Jones Indices and RobecoSAM, measure the performance of the world’s sustainability leaders based on a comprehensive analysis of long-term economic, environmental and social criteria.
Work on its ‘Taraxagum – Dandelion Rubber Tires’ project has won Continental both the Innovation and the Green Award at Automechanika 2016. Maria Hanczuch from the Continental Business Development for Passenger and Light Truck Tires business unit accepted the award at the Frankfurt show on behalf of the tyre maker.