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Pirelli Expands Presence in India

Strengthening its presence in India Pirelliinaugurated its new Pirelli Tyre Centre for Car SUV and van Tyres in New Delhi. The new Tyre Centre underlines Pirelli steady expansion in India. Pirelli Tyre Centre is a one-stop shop offering quality tyre-specific services. Mr. Sanjay Mathur handing over Pirelli Certification to the shop owner Spread over an area of 1200 square feet the new Pirelli Tyre Centre showcases Pirelliglobal retail identity for its exclusive centres. The ambience of the Pirelli Tyre Centre is designed to give a complete factual experience for consumers; an experience that makes easy for them to buy new tyres alloy rims and even accessories. The display and information kiosk enable consumers to choose the most suitable product for their vehicle. All Pirelli centres are equipped with modern features such as wheel servicing equipment computerized wheel alignment wheel balancing automated tyre changing nitrogen inflation and air care in addition to offering the complete suite of Pirelli Car SUV and van Tyres. Inaugurating the showroom Sanjay Mathur General Manager for Pirelli Tyres in India said India has always been an important market for Pirelli. We are extremely thrilled to widen our reach here with our new Tyre Centre. This is yet another step closer to the commitment of unmatched service we have towards our customers. With this new facility our customers can avail our world class products of quality and assurance in accordance with their preference and liking. Pirelli India has aggressive plans to increase its presence in India with new and high tech service centres across major commercial hubs as well as the hinterlands of the country. Pirelli currently has 2 Showrooms in Delhi 1 in Mysore and 1 in Mangalore. This is Pirelli 5th Tyre centre in India and 3rd Tyre centre in New Delhi. About Pirelli Established in 1872 Pirelli is one of the worlds largest tyre manufacturers. Its production is concentrated in the Consumer segment where thanks to a distinctive high-end positioning it holds leading positions at the international level in the Premium and Prestige market segments. Benefiting from partnerships with leading makers of prestige and premium vehicles Pirelli is unique in having such a broad range of approved tyres: more than 1900 models to fit every vehicle profile all designed and tested to guarantee perfect road handling. With 19 different manufacturing facilities in 13 countries Pirelli has a large commercial network (across more than 160 countries) serving mature and emerging markets equally. Pirelli has a long tradition of making tyres that combine innovation product quality and a strong brand. The company has always had a keen focus on Research and Development with its investments in this area amounting annually to approximately 6% percent of Premium sales one of the highest levels of research investment in the tyre industry. Pirelli continually strives to improve the quality of its products in terms of performance and safety and also environmental impact in line with the groups green performance strategy. With more than 5.000 patents to its name the main Pirelli RD centre is in the groups Milan headquarters although there are another 10 application centres around the world employing a total of 1400 researchers 400 of whom are based in Milan. Pirelli has been supplying racing tyres since 1907 and is now the single-tyre supplier of the world superbike championships and other prestigious one-make series like the Ferrari Challenge the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo Competition and the Maserati Cup. Crucially the company has also been the Formula 1 as single-tyre supplier since 2011 an activity which has set new challenges in terms of technological innovation and is a key driver of brand value. Pirelli manufacturing is organised around a sustainable management model that seeks to maintain the highest of internationally-recognized standards. The companys industrial plan which looks forward to 2020 plans to add to the measures already foreseen in the environmental social and economic sustainability plan introduced in 2009 to meet the expectations of its many stakeholders. By virtue of its 140-year long industrial history Pirelli has also been one of the trailblazers of Italian business culture over the decades. The Pirelli Foundation set up to promote and share knowledge of the groups cultural historical and documentary heritage was established in 2009. Pirelli was also a founding member of HangarBicocca one of the biggest exhibition spaces for contemporary art in Europe since its inception in 2004.