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.
Leading truck and car alloy wheel manufacturer The Ronal Group will display its Ronal, Speedline Corse and Speedline Truck ranges at the Essen Motor Show from 30 November to 8 December 2019 (hall 7, stand E19). This year, the company will present an additional anniversary area and various highlights in celebration of its 50th anniversary. Under the headline ‘Past meets future,’ the Ronal Group will present a special stand concept with different key topics at this year’s Essen Motor Show.
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, 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.
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.
The Ronal R65 alloy rim is now available in three sizes. New five-hole 6.5×17 and 7.0×18 inch fitments join the 6.5×16 inch size introduced last year. All sizes can be obtained in both silver and jet-black matt finishes.
The Ronal Group is building a new toolmaking shop at the site of the group’s headquarters in Härkingen (Switzerland). The groundbreaking ceremony for the project was held on 14 January, while construction is due to begin in February 2019.
The Ronal Group is celebrating its 50th birthday this year. This special anniversary is being celebrated at all sites around the world with different actions. The 8,000 and more employees who are passionately involved and play a significant part in the company’s success lie at the heart of all activities.
Ronal Group is celebrating this year’s Essen Motor Show. The company exhibited from 1 to 9 December 2018 and presented new items in the Ronal, Speedline Corse and Speedline Truck Brands. Taxi rides in the motor sport hall in the RONAL “Zetti” BMW Z4 GT3, which took part in the 24 hour race at the Nürburgring, were another highlight.
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.
We first saw the Ronal R64 alloy at The Tire Cologne show in May, and Ronal reports that the light commercial vehicle rim has now arrived in the market. Designed for payloads of up to 1,400 kg, the Ronal R64 is a five-spoke design suitable for fitment on vehicles such as the VW T6, Ford Transit, Citroën Spacetourer, Peugeot Traveler, Toyota Proace and SsangYong Rexton.