After the cancellation of many industry events due to the pandemic, we are all the more pleased that the trade fair can take place again this year from May 24 to 26 in Cologne and that we can talk to our customers live on site about new products and our further development in the area of sustainability.
The RONAL GROUP is one of the partners who equip Four Motors – Germany’s first sustainable racing team – with their products and accompany them on their way to sustainable motorsport. The climate-neutral RONAL R70-blue wheels have already been tested several times by the crew on the most demanding racetrack in the world, the Nürburgring Nordschleife, under maximum load.
On August 28 and 29, four races took place on the 4,212 km long Czech track in Most as part of the FIA Truck European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC). André Kursim, driver for the “Don’t Touch Racing” team, emerged victorious from one of these competitions. His racing truck is equipped with high-performance SPEEDLINE TRUCK forged aluminum wheels.
This year, the RONAL GROUP will once again sponsor the “Don’t Touch Racing” truck racing team of team manager Sven Walter and driver André Kursim by equipping the race truck with high-performance SPEEDLINE TRUCK forged aluminum wheels. After a long compulsory break due to the COVID-19 pandemic, drivers can finally get back into gear at the FIA Truck European Truck Racing Championship (ETRC).
Unusual times call for unusual measures: After a majority of trade fairs were unable to take place last year, the RONAL GROUP has found a new way to stay in touch with its customers and partners. Ronal opened its virtual doors at the first ever RONAL VIRTUAL DAYS from March 3-12, 2021, presenting its new products for spring.
Success requires passion, trust, appreciation and respect. These are the pillars of our corporate culture, and our collaboration with “Don’t Touch Racing”. This year, we will once again sponsor the German “Don’t Touch Racing” truck race team with wheels. Right now, the races are still taking place on animated tracks in the simulator as the “ETRC Digital Racing Challenge”, but the season is officially set to kick-off in “real life” on August 29 in Most, Czech Republic.
In the past year, the RONAL GROUP celebrated 50 years in existence with all employees at all locations around the world. The anniversary roadshow, which was named “Anniversary World Tour 2019” began at the beginning of May at our headquarters in Härkingen in Switzerland and ended in November in Nantou, Taiwan, the location of the subsidiary company Fullchamp. Our presence at trade fairs also fully reflected the anniversary year. And last but not least, on the occasion of our milestone birthday, we also issued our cult wheel RONAL R50 AERO in gold.
As in the past years, the RONAL GROUP is once again attending the Essen Motor Show, the greatest tuning spectacle of the year, from November 29 to December 8. There is lots going on at our booth in hall 7, this time expanded to include a special anniversary area!
SPEEDLINE TRUCK, our truck wheel brand, is one of the leading suppliers of forged light alloy wheels for commercial vehicles, trailers and coaches in Europe. For the first time, we will attend Busworld Europe in Brussels from October 18 to 23, 2019, presenting our product range for various bus models, plus accessories in Hall 1, Stand 130e.
What began as a crazy idea at the beginning of the year came to fruition in the last weekend of August. Following the legendary 24-hour Nürburgring race with the SPEEDLINE RACING car team in June and the 24-hour “Rad am Ring” cycling race in July, the RONAL GROUP and Pirelli took part in yet another long-distance event: the ADAC GTC Bavarian 24-hour go kart race in Wackersdorf, Germany.
This year, the 16th “Rad am Ring” spectacle, now as legendary as the 24-hour car race, took place at Nürburgring. For the first time ever, we took part in collaboration with our partner Pirelli, with a total of four SPEEDLINE RACING teams.
This year, the RONAL GROUP will celebrate its 50th anniversary at the IAA car show in Frankfurt am Main. From September 12-13, we will be presenting various highlights at our stand CO2 in hall 4.1, along with an absolute sensation: the world’s first approved one-piece 3D-printed alloy wheel!
This year, the RONAL GROUP, in collaboration with partner Pirelli and around 150 volunteers, once again attended the 24-hour race in “Green Hell”, where our colleagues assumed a wide range of responsibilities.
This year, for the first time, the RONAL GROUP subsidiaries in Mexico, acting together with 2b Racing, will be on the starting line as the RONAL Racing Team, sponsoring the NASCAR Peak México Series – and bearing number 50, of course, just right for our 50th anniversary.
September 20-27, 2018 SPEEDLINE TRUCK, the RONAL GROUP’s truck wheel brand, exhibited its products at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover. Our trade show visitors who took a voluntary survey had the chance to win a SPEEDLINE TRUCK wheel engraved by wheel tattoo artist Eddy Schuster. The exclusive prize has now been presented.
We were back at the Essen Motor Show from December 1 to 9 2018, where we presented our new products from the RONAL, SPEEDLINE CORSE and SPEEDLINE TRUCK brands at our stand.
Alongside Trucker Princess Christina Scheib, we had another exciting visitor to our stand: on Saturday 22 September and Sunday 23 September, wheel tattoo artist Eddy from Berserker Metal Tattoo & Paradise Lost Tattoo engraved some of our SPEEDLINE TRUCK wheels in a live demonstration. You can see the result below!
SPEEDLINE TRUCK chalked up its 4th appearance at IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hannover on September 20-27. In addition to the comprehensive product range, there was another highlight this time around: on Friday, September 21, Trucker princess Christina Scheib (33) visited us at our trade show booth.
The ROWE 6-hour ADAC Ruhr Trophy race took place on the Nürburgring Nordschleife (north loop) on Saturday, 18 August. It was the fifth of nine races that are held every year as part of the VLN Long Distance Championship at the Nürburgring – the biggestendurance racing series in the world. And our CEO Yvo Schnarrenberger was there as a driver for the first time.
On June 2 and 3, 2018, we were delighted to take part in the Aviation Fair in Pardubice. The fair, which attracted outstanding pilots and famous aircraft, also featured a firework display, military land vehicles and equipment, and historical re-enactments. In addition, visitors were treated to performances by world aerobatics champions.
The RONAL GROUP lined up on the starting grid once again between May 10-13 with Team Schirmer and Pirelli for the ADAC 24-Hour Race on the world’s longest track at the Nürburgring. Alongside five racing cars equipped with our wheels were some of our colleagues from different locations.
In 2017 the RONAL GROUP was once again represented at the Essen Motor Show from December 1-10. We showcased our latest products and technologies at stand D119 in Hall 11, as well as our new Aftermarket presence.
At this year’s racing weekend in the “Green Hell”, 25 employees from the RONAL GROUP sites in Switzerland, Germany, Italy and Poland were present not “only” as spectators, but also as active helpers.
The RONAL GROUP was present once again at the 2017 European motorsport highlight of the year. We watched the race from close range at the legendary North Loop, and experienced spectacular racing cars and 24-hour action in the “Green Hell”.