The RONAL GROUP’s first CO2-neutral wheel, the RONAL R70-blue, has been re-certified by TÜV Rheinland. The new certificate and the audit report as well as further information about the R70-blue can be found in our “Sustainability” section.
Under the name “Vision 2045”, the annual UN Climate Change Conference will tell the stories of 45 innovative and sustainable industrial companies whose organizations and people are actively responding to the challenge of climate change. The RONAL GROUP is one of those nominated companies. We are proud to present our commitment to a sustainable environment at this year’s COP 28 in the United Arab Emirates.
At the end of July, RONAL GROUP announced its technical partnership with Lamborghini Squadra Corse and the development of the motorsport wheel for the Lamborghini SC63 race car. Now there are more details about the monoblock wheels for the LMDh prototype.
In the current sustainability report “Taking Responsibility Together”, the RONAL GROUP reports on its contribution to a sustainable future. Facts, figures, tables and stories on the key issues, goals and target achievements in the area of sustainability – now online.
Last year, the RONAL GROUP presented the so-called Energy Wheel. This technology has now been installed for the first time in a concept car from an OEM: the Opel Experimental. The visionary study with the futuristic, aerodynamic wheels in a three-zone design will celebrate its world premiere at the IAA Mobility in Munich.
At RONAL Mexico, we strive to ensure that our governing mission and values extend throughout our value chain, both inside and outside our doors. We are constantly seeking to ensure that our product, process and strategy leave an impact on each individual who is part of our company: employees, customers, suppliers and also the community. In this way, we are strengthened as an integrated team.
Our truck wheel brand SPEEDLINE TRUCK will be represented at the IAA TRANSPORTATION trade fair in Hanover from September 20 to 25. In Hall H22, Stand B02, we will be showing, among other things, three new wheels for mega-trailers and small trailers. Visit us!
Under the title “The future is circular”, the current sustainability report for the 2020/21 and 2021/22 financial years focuses on the topic of circular economy. In it, the RONAL GROUP reports on its main topics, goals and the achievement of goals in the area of sustainability.
In the spirit of the circular economy, wheel manufacturer RONAL GROUP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Canadian company Eccomelt, which produces secondary aluminum from post-consumer wheels. By signing this Memorandum of Understanding, the RONAL GROUP secures preferential supply of Eccomelt’s post-consumer material, which has an extremely low carbon footprint.
The RONAL GROUP supplies its wheels to almost all important automobile manufacturers in the world. We highly value customer satisfaction, quality and reliability. Again and again we are awarded and appreciated for our services by OEMs. In recent months, we have been honored with the following important awards, among others:
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.
We already reported on the construction of our new tool making shop in Härkingen in September 2020. At the end of the year, the machines were transported from the old hall to the new one; at the end of January 2021, the offices in the new building were ready. The design of the outdoor area is also progressing steadily. At the same time, the demolition of the old tool shop is in full swing. We talked to two responsible colleagues about all these changes.
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).
Human capital is definitely the most important thing for the RONAL GROUP. One of our main concerns as a company is the well-being of our workers and their families. An example of this is the new benefit that was implemented at RONAL Querétaro, called the Employee Assistance Program (PAE).
PLANBLUE is our path towards being a sustainable company. But we aren’t just focusing on reducing CO2 and waste, using energy from renewable sources, and developing sustainable products. For us, it’s also crucial for our employees to understand the importance of this issue and to act as “sustainability ambassadors”. Leading by example, our colleague Martin recently purchased the new electric VW ID.3 including our carbon-neutral RONAL R70-blue wheels.
On January 14, 2019, we broke ground for our new tool-making hall in Härkingen, Switzerland. Actual construction began shortly thereafter in February, with the work now coming along nicely. Get a look at this major project at our headquarter location here.
The health and safety of our employees is of vital importance to us. That is why we have set ourselves the goal of minimizing the risk of workplace accidents at our 13 RONAL GROUP production sites. If an employee is ill, unwell or injured, the medical department at each plant is there to look after our colleague. But what happens in the event of an unforeseen incident, like the one at our plant in Spain at the beginning of the year?
For us, our PLANBLUE sustainability concept means taking care not only of the environment but also of society – on both a large and small scale. To avoid the use of paper cups, we at RONAL AG in Härkingen (Switzerland) introduced PLANBLUE coffee cups some time ago. Now, we wanted to provide employees with matching glasses – and not just any glasses with PLANBLUE printed on them.
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 2017, we launched our Bike2RONAL campaign as part of PLANBLUE, where employees from all locations could collect kilometers by commuting to work the environmentally friendly way, on inline skates, on foot, by electric automobile or using public transportation. Last September, the project was reorganized and started back up under the name RONWAY.
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.
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.
This autumn, our second plant in Teruel, Spain, is celebrating its bicentenary. One of our colleagues suggested a special way to mark the occasion on World Environment Day, an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme.
The RONAL GROUP is always on the lookout for talented and motivated young newcomers! We visited universities in Switzerland to promote our technical careers. In addition, we recently congratulated two trainees on successfully completing their apprenticeships!
Our Asian subsidiary Fullchamp produces around 200,000 high-quality forged wheels for the commercial vehicle sector and our SPEEDLINE TRUCK brand for us in Nantou (Taiwan) each year. We asked Yahn-Shen Tsai, managing director at Fullchamp since 2013, a few questions.