Tyre giant Pirelli UK has been named Tyre Manufacturer of the Year at a prestigious industry awards ceremony.
The UK unit of the Italian firm was presented with the prize at the National Tyre Distributors Association's (NTDA) 2011 Tyre and Fast Fit Awards.
Dominic Sandivasci, managing director of Pirelli UK, expressed his gratitude to all those who voted for the firm.
He said: "We are delighted to receive this prestigious award which recognises the hard work and effort of the entire Pirelli team in delivering the premium products and services demanded and deserved by the UK industry.
"I am extremely proud of our UK team for their contribution towards this prestigious accolade."
Pirelli UK's Burton-on-Trent facility beat off competition from 27 global facilities to be named the firm's best factory by a panel of Pirelli's senior managers.
The NTDA has been promoting the interests of the UK tyre industry since 1930.
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