Pirelli will begin its vaccination plan for company employees and their families on 16 June 2021. According to the company, the campaign is directed at all employees at the company’s three Italian sites – Milan, Bollate and Settimo Torinese – where a total of around 3,000 people are employed. Pirelli had already indicated its willingness to provide vaccinations at the company and the campaign will allow employees to be vaccinated on a voluntary basis.
Pirelli is working with energy sector company Enel X to set up electric vehicle recharging infrastructure in selected Pirelli ‘Driver’ tyre centre outlets. The two companies signed an agreement to this effect at this year’s socially distanced version of the Milano – Monza Motor Show, which began yesterday in the centre of Milan. They will begin by setting up charging facilities at Driver centres in Italy before rolling out charging infrastructures at sites in Spain and then other countries where Pirelli is active with Driver Tyres and Service.
Springwater Capital has been confirmed as Italian tyre wholesaler Fintyre’s new shareholder, bringing with it 43 million euros of new capital – a figure that is in-line with reports suggesting Springwater’s involvement back in November 2020. Springwater Capital, founded in 2002 and led by managing partner Martin Gruschka, specializes in the turnaround of European Mid-Caps with a long-term investment horizon.
Marangoni’s positive recent business figures could have a sting in their tail for 188 workers at the manufacturer’s Rovereto, Italy plant. Negotiations with Brazilian retread supplier Vipal Rubber about a potential majority takeover of the Italian Marangoni Group are at an “advanced stage”, according to local press. According to the Corriere del Trentino, the regional edition of the Corriere della Sera, unions are increasingly worried about the future of Rovereto.
After 26 years front and centre, Pirelli may not be the shirt sponsor at Inter Milan anymore, but starting from next season and until the 2023/24 season, the tyre brand will become the club’s Global Tyre Partner.
Italmatic has announced the acquisition of Roverto, Italy-based Go Energy Srl (previously SD Meccanica), a specialist in the field of tyre manufacturing robotics. The acquisition adds to Italmatic’s status as a global leader in terms of technology and comprehensiveness of the range of machinery and accessories it offers the tyre retreading and repair industries.
Leading brake manufacturer Brembo has reported a 17.2 per cent increase in first-quarter 2021 revenues to 675.1 million euros. According to the company, the figure is even higher (+20.9%) where foreign exchange effects are considered on a basis. During the same period pre-tax profits (EBITDA) amounted to 135.6 million euros, which equates to a margin of 20.1 per cent (EBITDA). Net profits for the first quarter stood at 61.4 million euros.
Retreading specialist Marangoni considers both the performance and appearance of its products the “main Marangoni goal” when developing new solutions. Marangoni notes that while reliability, durability and performance are “indispensable requirements” for a premium retreaded tyre, it has observed a “growing request” from fleets for greater attention to detail and accuracy in tyre aesthetics.
Pirelli, as title sponsor of this weekend’s F1 event in Imola – the Gran Premio del Made in Italy e dell’Emilia Romagna – is supplying the race trophies. The tyre maker turned to Alice Ronchi to supply the creativity, selecting the artist for this project thanks to her collaboration with Pirelli HangarBicocca, the non-profit foundation dedicated to the production and promotion of contemporary art established within a converted warehouse in Milan in 2004.
Well-known Italy-based tyre manufacturer Pirelli has indicated its willingness to “make Covid-19 vaccinations available to employees”. Writing in a statement published on 17 March 2021, Pirelli representatives said the move specifically relates to “taking part in the Confindustria initiative” and that the company wants to do this “through its own structures and in accordance with the national plan.”
For the past 26 years, Pirelli branding has adorned and sometimes even enhanced the shirts worn by Inter Milan players. But the Italian tyre maker confirmed at the start of the month that it will no longer serve as kit sponsor. According to numerous media sources, porn company Stripchat is a potential successor to Pirelli.
Vittoria, the bicycle tyre brand famous for using graphene in its compounds, has invested 10 million euros in quadrupling its Brembate (Bergamo, Northern Italy) premises from 10,000 to 40,000 square metres. The expansion project will see the company add a Cycling Innovation Centre and Bike Park.
Billed as “the first complete simulation platform that cuts time and costs in the development and testing phases of both tyres and vehicles”, MegaRide has launched the RIDEsuite tyre simulation platform road and motorsport applications. Boasting performance enhancements of up to 30 per cent, RIDEsuite is described as a modular and multi-physical platform consisting of four applications.