Thursday, March 3, 2016

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Press Release- Stärkenn Sports extends support to the Sea Hawks in their attempt at the world’s most challenging triathlon

Stärkenn Sports extends support to the Sea Hawks in their attempt at the world’s most challenging triathlon
A new world record of ultra-distance triathlon achieved
Pune, 29th February, 2016: In their long standing endeavour to promote cycling, Starkenn Sports Pvt Ltd extended their support to the Sea Hawks to help them complete the Endurothon Gateway Challenge. The awe-inspiring ultra-distance triathlon ever attempted in history, the challenge comprised of three continuous events, namely, swimming, cycling and running, in the same order. Conducted from 25th - 27th February, 2016, the challenge was successfully completed in 71 hours and 40 minutes.

Sea Hawks comprises of two international athletes- Wing Commander Paramvir Singh and retired Sgt. Gullupilli Narahari. Renowned sportsmen and passionate social campaigners, they are known for creating the world record in open water swimming and have been the first swimmers to swim down the entire stretch of river Ganga in support of the Clean Ganga Campaign.

Stärkenn Sports provided the team with two Giant Roam XR bicycles, one ride crew member and one backup vehicle. The cycling leg was a 400kms scenic ride which crossed the Ulhas River, Pandavallini Caves, Dwarka, Peth and trails the Old Mumbai road. Though the picturesque view of hills, open waters, green pastures and typical city experience, with temperatures over 35 degrees during daytime. The steep and winding roads in Western Ghats with elevations ranging from 14m to 624m added to the daunting nature of the ride.

Re-counting his experience, Wing Commander Mr. Paramvir Singh said, “We, the Sea Hawks, have always shared this strong passion for sports- the more challenging, the better. With the aim of supporting End Polio, we undertook the Endurothon Gateway challenge, which was one of the best as well as one of the most arduous experiences we’ve ever had. Starkenn has been relentlessly promoting the cycling culture in India and have been known in the market for their quality products. Our association with them proved to be more than fruitful and gave us the hope that we will continue having a long standing relationship.”

Addressing the event, Mr. Pravin V Patil, Managing Director and CEO, Stärkenn Sports Pvt. Ltd. stated, “It is overwhelming to be a part of a World Record and to have helped in create history in the process. Aiming to spread the passion for cycling, we are always on the lookout for enthusiasts pursuing a common passion for cycling. The performance by the Sea Hawks was simply outstanding and has helped us truly test our products since we only believe in delivering the best. It was a dynamic experience collaborating with The Sea Hawks this year. We are looking forward to engage with more such events in the future.”

Giant Stärkenn, has played a major role in bringing premium bicycling culture in India but also evolving it by providing consumers with a first-hand experience of riding a bike which is technologically superior and ergonomically customized for Indian roads. They are made to satisfy the riders’ need for adventure, outdoor fitness, sporting activity, group indulgence activities etc. The bikes offer the highest levels of safety, performance, comfort and convenience for the users. Starkenn delivers a complete range of International and ultra-high quality bicycles coupled with the widest range of accessories offered in India and South Asian region.

Best Regards,
Gunjan Chakravarty
Account Executive

Post Budget Reaction Quote | Mr Suresh KV, Country Head, ZF in India

Please find appended below a post budget expectation quote by Mr Suresh KV, Country Head of ZF in India and Head of ZF India Pvt. Ltd;

“The much awaited budget presented by Finance Minister, Mr Arun Jaitley shows immense promise.

A net investment of Rs 97, 000 crore in the road sector has been proposed and a total of nearly 10, 000 kms of national highway has been approved by the government. With this proposed advancement in the infrastructure, the country shows that it is now ready for the advent of smart transport options. These initiatives are truly the right ones for stimulating the off- highway products where ZF is present and will be glad to contribute.

Also, the dedicated R&D team of ZF will continue their endeavor to find suitable innovative and futuristic technologies that can be introduced in India.

Additionally, the setting up of 1500 multi skill training institutes would help auto components manufacturers in acquiring skilled talent. The Finance Ministry has also promised to enforce the necessary revisions in Motor Vehicle Act and open up the road transport sector in the passenger cars segment.

All in all, we at ZF are looking forward to this financial year as this budget gives us the motivation to continue on our path of futuristic and sustainable growth.”

Additionally, please find below a brief about ZF India for your kind perusal:

ZF India: ZF has been operating for over three decades in the Indian market. Currently, ZF’s presence in India consists of 9 plants spread across Pune, Pantnagar, Gurgaon, Chennai, Coimbatore and Madurai. The components and systems manufactured in India cater to a wide segment of applications from Construction and Mining sector to Automotive, Commercial vehicle, Wind energy sector and so on. Additionally, ZF Group has a significant presence in India through its global portfolio of products. The Powertrain Technology Division supplies transmissions, axle drives and clutch components, as well as suspension and rubber plastic components in its Chassis Technology Division to OEM’s manufacturing luxury and high performance passenger cars in India. ZF continues to be a dominant player in the premium Bus and Truck segment through its wide product portfolio. The other key focus areas for India include Rail, Defense, Aerospace & Marine. The total approximate resource strength of local employees is 3,000 and is growing by the day.

Request you to let me know if you might require anything further.

Best Regards,
Gunjan Chakravarty
Account Executive

Volkswagen at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show: World premieres of the T-Cross Breeze and new up!

Volkswagen at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show:
World premieres of the T-Cross Breeze and new up!

Management Board Chairman Dr. Herbert Diess: "2016 is a year of new beginnings for Volkswagen"
Fascinating open-top concept SUV breathes new life into the compact car category
New up! set to thrill with multitude of models and drive systems, perfect smartphone integration and new colours
Cooperation with BeatsAudioTM: new up! beats promises revolutionary audio experience

Wolfsburg/Geneva, 1 March 2016 – Volkswagen's reorientation continues. At the Geneva International Motor Show starting today the company is presenting two world premieres geared to the future of mobility: one a fascinating open-top T-Cross Breeze concept car, which marks the start of a broad SUV offensive. The other the new up!, which boasts a thrilling array of innovative features.

Following the BUDD-e at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Volkswagen is surprising visitors in Geneva too with a trendy concept car. The T-Cross Breeze is the most compact sports utility vehicle that there will be from Volkswagen. It is the first open-top SUV of its class and at the same time an affordable cabriolet with a raised seating position for perfect visibility. Just like the BUDD-e, the T-Cross Breeze also has a concept of vehicle controls featuring scarcely a single switch. Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management, explains: "2016 will be a year of new beginnings for Volkswagen. With the T-Cross we are providing a first look ahead to Volkswagen models to come. We will in particular be significantly developing our range of SUVs and in future offering an SUV in every core segment."

The new version of the up! will also invigorate the small car segment. The wide variety of drive systems is impressive. Offering a choice of powerful petrol engines, efficient natural gas or electric, the new up! has the right motor for everyone. Maximum driving fun is provided by the top version, delivering 66 kW / 90 PS (TSI)*. Three equipment lines, a cross model and the roomy load up! micro delivery van are also available, as are numerous options for customisation. In addition to new exterior colours, seat covers and trendy dashpads, the up! can also be embellished with modern decal designs. Another innovation is the smartphone integration: the smartphone seamlessly bonds with the vehicle via an app and becomes on-board computer, navigation system and music player all in one.

For fans of perfect sound Volkswagen is introducing the 'up! beats', fine-tuned by US audio specialists BeatsAudio™. It is a genuine trendsetter with a high coolness factor, for its 300-watt premium sound system and a total of seven loudspeakers (two tweeters, two wide bandwidth loudspeakers, two woofers and one subwoofer) promises an impressive audio experience. Be it hip-hop, heavy metal, rock, pop or electro – in the up! beats you can really feel the music.

*Provisional consumption figures: New up! fuel consumption TSI 66 kW/90 PS in l/100 km: 4.4 (combined); CO2 emissions in g/km: 102 (combined).

New up! product video:

T-Cross Breeze product video:

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Best regards,
Kalyani Deshpande
Management Associate