The world’s first carbon neutral wheel comes to market at the end of this month. This is the Ronal R70-blue, and the Ronal Group says it manufactures this passenger car rim using 100 per cent renewable energy and primarily from reused aluminium, a material that’s 100 per cent recyclable.
Demand for new cars has dropped as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, and vehicle manufacturers have adjusted their production accordingly. Their suppliers have too, and alloy wheel manufacturer Ronal Group is the latest company to announce a temporary shutdown of its facilities. Deliveries of products will continue from existing stocks.
A world-first from the Ronal Group at the IAA motor show in Frankfurt: The alloy wheel manufacturer has presented a one-piece, 3D printed alloy wheel. Although a concept, the wheel is entirely road legal.
The Ronal Group has added the SC1 Motorismo to its Speedline Corse range in two special designs. The new wheel is an everyday, roadworthy wheel with racing character, the company states. It is particularly suitable for sporty vehicles and combines the necessary clearance for high-performance braking systems with approval for road use.
The Ronal Group, a global leader in manufacturing light alloy wheels for automobiles and commercial vehicles, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The milestone will thus be a central theme at the company’s stand at this year’s IAA in Frankfurt am Main.
Wheel manufacturer the Ronal Group will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2019. The company will mark this milestone with a global roadshow to thank its workforce for their commitment. The tour started at the beginning of May at the company’s headquarters in Härkingen, Switzerland and will end in November in Nantou, Taiwan, home of subsidiary company Fullchamp, manufacturer of forged aluminum wheels for the Speedline Truck brand.
Alloy wheel manufacturer the Ronal Group has become the first European supplier to be admitted to the Hyundai Motor Group’s ‘5 Star Circle’. It received this award, bestowed only upon the vehicle manufacturer’s top suppliers, at the Kia Motors plant in Žilina, Slovakia on 16 April. The Ronal factory in Jelcz, Poland also gained a Quality Award.
In 2019, the Ronal Group celebrates its 50th anniversary – and to mark the occasion, it is releasing an anniversary wheel. The Ronal R50 Aero will be presented, resplendent in racing gold-rim lip diamond cut, at the Essen Motor Show in December. The Ronal R50 Aero is a closed design with turbine-like spokes for cooling the brakes. The anniversary rim will be available in 7.5×16-inch and 8.0×18-inch sizes.
Work on a new Ronal innovation centre is now under way. Alloy wheel manufacturer the Ronal Group broke ground at the site of its future facility in Forst, Germany in late September, and on 12 October founded Ronal Technologie GmbH, the company that will take responsibility for the centre’s functions.
At its 150 square metre exhibition space (Hall 7.1, Stand A010/B011), the Ronal Group will present products from its Ronal, Speedline Corse and Speedline Truck ranges, including a trio of new additions to the portfolio. These newcomers are the Ronal R64 and R65 as well as the Speedline Truck SLT 4015.
Developed in late-‘70s motorsport, the Ronal R10 Turbo alloy’s simple, flat-faced design is approaching its 40th birthday. The wheel is currently available in a selection of attractive finishes and fitments, including a ball polished surface targeting performance sectors.
The Ronal Group has announced its acquisition of Italian firm APP-Tech Srl at the end of last year and says this will help it meet growing customer demand for forged wheels. APP-Tech specialises in these products and sells the rims manufactured at its plant near Padua in northern Italy to vehicle manufacturers, high end aftermarket suppliers and motorsport teams. The company will continue to operate on an independent basis under the management of Francesca De Boni, and all APP-Tech staff will remain in employment.
The Ronal Group is exhibiting its Speedline Truck wheel brand at the biennial Transport.ch trade fair in Bern, Switzerland on 12-15 November. Ronal’s stand (1.2, B033) will showcase its most important products in the commercial vehicle sector; the company supplies a comprehensive range of wheels, including forged light alloy wheels for commercial vehicles, trailers and […]