chronicle > Christof Danner’s racing team once again took part in the Tuareg Rallye this year with no fewer than four vehicles. This time around, the rally vehicle was equipped with an on-board AVL IndiMicro system. The positive insights gained in the event will be incorporated in the development of a new racing engine for the Dakar Rally this July. For more details, photos and videos, go to: www.avl.com/tuareg-rallye AVL UK Celebrate 40 Years 2 6 F o c u s Helmut List is not only considered an exceptional figure in business circles: in recognition of his outstanding services and his great commitment in the field of science, the Technical University Graz recently awarded Helmut List, Chairman of the University Coun- It was a celebration both of this impressive milestone for AVL in the UK and the strength of innovation, engineering and manufacturing Britain offers the global market. Guests from most of AVL UK’s customers came along with VIPs including CEO Helmut and Kathryn List, Richard Higgins (UK Trade and Investment), Alan Jones (Jaguar Land Rover), Graham Hoare (Ford), Uwe Dieter Grebe and Mario Walenta from AVL in Graz. Representatives from the Austrian Embassy in London and the UK Embassy in Austria also participated in the event. Over 120 people attended and enjoyed the evening. The event was hosted by UK TV presenter and car journalist Quentin Wilson with ‘Innovation in the Global Automotive Industry’ as the key theme. Helmut List gave an inspiring welcome speech featuring an insight into how he started AVL UK and > Celebrating 40 years AVL UK: Antonio Ciriello, Quentin Wilson, CEO Helmut List and Kathryn List, Richard Higgins and Matthias Wellers (from left to right). a reflection on the last 40 years. The Managing Director of AVL UK Antonio Ciriello said: “This successful event received very positive feedback which clearly positions AVL as a partner of choice in the UK”. < Ring of Honor for Helmut List AVL UK hosted an evening with customers and special guests at Imperial College in London to celebrate 40 years of working with the British automotive industry. cil, the Archduke John Ring of Honor. “We take great pride in having Helmut List here in our midst, an outstanding figure who has brought a wealth of know-how and experience to the TU Graz for many years,” Harald Kainz, Rector of the TU Graz, said, thanking the honoree. < > Helmut List, Bearer of the Archduke John Ring of Honor (on the right) with Rector Harald Kainz.
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