Jul 2, 2013
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From a press release
issued by Piaggio Group
Imola - [June 29] Eni and the Piaggio Group renewed their technology, industrial and commercial partnership agreement for 2013-2015. The announcement was made by the two companies during a press conference held at the Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari in Imola during the second Italianround of the Eni FIM Superbike World Championship.
The agreement, signed for the first time in 2006 and reaffirmed in 2010, will see Eni and the Piaggio Group striving to improve the competitiveness and performance of high-tech fuels, lubricants and other speciality Eni products which the Piaggio Group brands (Piaggio, Vespa, Aprilia, Moto Guzzi, Gilera, Derbi, Scarabeo, Piaggio Veicoli Commerciali) use in their engines.
Another goal of the partnership between Eni and the Piaggio Group is to consolidate and further develop mutual activities in emerging markets in Southeast Asia and in the Far East, which currently represent a major world market for two-wheeled vehicles.
The collaboration in the field of racing is also ongoing: Eni, a leading technology partner of the Aprilia Racing team, which win the 2012 WSBK,is the official supplier of fuels and lubricants for Aprilia and also sponsors the Aprilia RSV4 bikes of Eugene Laverty and Sylvain Guintoli.
The Eni FIM Superbike World Championship racetrack, just like racetracks all over the world, offers Eni an excellent opportunity to test its fuel and lubricant products under extreme conditions before producing them on a large scale.
Finally, in its efforts to meet the commercial needs of the manufacturer, Eni has developed a range of customised products named i-Ride Piaggio Group, which rounds off the range of i-Ride.