Pirelli Creates $1,525 Hand-Crafted Skis with Italian manufacturer

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Everyone knows the iconic Pirelli logo in the tire industry, but recently, the tiremaker debuted a limited-edition product in the winter sports market.

The tiremaker’s engineers partnered with Blossom Skis, a small Italian manufacturer of alpine sports equipment, to create limited-edition skis, which feature a layer of vibration-damping rubber inserted by the tiremaker.

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Pirelli expanding F1 tire portfolio — again

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MILAN — More than 60 percent of the Formula 1 race tires Pirelli Motorsport supplied to the sport’s teams on race weekends last year went unused, according to figures the tire maker released recently.

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Michelin, Pirelli tops 2017 Replacement Tire Owner Satisfaction ratings

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Michelin and Pirelli return to the top two spots in AutoPacific‘s 2017 Replacement Tire Owner Satisfaction Awards after being edged out by Goodyear and Bridgestone last year. The study, now in its 7th year, identifies the most satisfying replacement tire brands using owner ratings for 17 different tire attributes. Released last month, the results place Michelin 1st, followed by Pirelli. Bridgestone and Goodyear drop to 3rd and 4th rank, respectively.

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Aeolus terminates acquisition of Pirelli’s industrial tire unit

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Jiaozuo, China – Aeolus has terminated the acquisition of a 90% stake in Pirelli’s industrial tire unit Prometeon Tyre Group (PTG), the Chinese company announced 4 Jan.

The planned deal, priced at €215 million (1.7 billion yuan), also included a 70% stake in Guilin Beili Tire, another subsidiary of Aeolus’ parent group ChemChina Rubber Corp.

Aeolus’ shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange have resumed trading.

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Pirelli Creates 6 Tires for New Lamborghini URUS

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Pirelli will provide six tires for the new Lamborghini Urus, its first Super SUV. The Pirelli tire range will be offered in 21 to 23 inch sizes to best highlight the Urus’s different functionalities and driving experiences.

For such an extreme car that can go from 0-62mph in 3.6 seconds, 0-124mph in 12.8 seconds and with a maximum speed of 190mph; Pirelli needed to develop multiple tires.

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Pirelli designs custom P Zero tire for new BMW M5

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The new BMW M5 will be equipped with specially engineered P Zero tires from Pirelli to transfer the car’s new features to the road seamlessly. The new model fuses an elegant business sedan with a high-performance sports car. The innovative all-wheel drive system named M xDrive, and 600 hp engine equips the driver with incredible power, precision and agility.

The P Zero tire is approved in the following dimensions: Front axle: 275/35 ZR 20 (102Y) XL P Zero Rear axle: 285/35 ZR 20 (105Y) XL P Zero

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‘New Aeolus’ saves costs through materials purchasing strategy

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Beijing – ChemChina-owned Aeolus Tyre has saved over €6.4m in 2017 through a new purchasing strategy, established following its integration last year with Pirelli & C. SpA’s industrial unit.

In a recent ChemChina statement, the Jiaozuo-based industrial tires maker linked the gains to “collaborative purchase” of natural rubber and other raw materials.

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Year in review: Global tire players transform footprint

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The global tire industry almost saw another big merger in 2017, but there was plenty of other activity keeping firms busy in the year. From new investments to new structures, here are four of the biggest events within the tire sector.

Doublestar tries to buy Kumho

It looked for a moment another big-time tire merger was about to happen.

Doublestar Tire Co. Ltd. had agreed to acquire Kumho Tire Co. Inc. for about $830 million in March, but in September Kumho creditors rejected the deal after Doublestar allegedly asked for the price to be reduced by 16 percent amid disputes over trademark rights.

The deal is on thin ice as both sides were…

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Pirelli’s season of success on British shores

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In 2017, Pirelli supported a wide range of different racing and rallying competition in Britain, including GT racing, F3 and rallying.

As is true on a global scale, GT racing forms a key part of Pirelli’s motorsport involvement in the UK, and in 2017 the British GT Championship entered its second season exclusively supplied with Pirelli tyres. After the success of Aston Martin with Derek Johnston and Jonny Adam last year, the 2017 season in the GT3 class was all about Bentley versus Lamborghini. Jon Minshaw and Phil Keen were the men to beat early on in their Huracan GT3 thanks to great speed in the sprint races, but they were pipped to the drivers’ crown post by Rick Parfitt Jr and Seb Morris, who were particularly strong in the Bentley Continental GT3 in the championship’s endurance races. That included victory in British GT’s blue riband event, the three-hour Silverstone 500 race.

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Pirelli, Milan University renew joint research programme

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Milan, Italy – Pirelli & C. SpA and the University of Milan have extended their partnership for another three years, signing an agreement to work on developing innovative materials and technologies for sustainable tires.

The Italian tire maker announced 24 Nov that within the context of the €1.5 million project, the two parties would work on use…

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