KYOCERA: Revving up for involvement with motorsports
Japanese automotive component supplier Kyocera is sending branded Audi TTs to the German VLN racing event as a co-sponsor
05 April 2016
Kyoto / Neuss – The Japanese technology group Kyocera is acting as a sponsor at the German VLN racing event for the first time in 2016. This upcoming season, the Kyocera logo will emblazon an Audi TT at the VLN Endurance Racing Championship Nürburgring (VLN for short). Kyocera is an automotive component supplier with over 30 years of expertise and it has provided numerous passenger cars with instrument cluster displays, on-board monitors, head-up displays and telematic and electronic automotive devices.
“For us, sponsoring these renowned competitions marks the beginning of our increased involvement with motorsports. At the same time, this serves to emphasise the importance of the long-standing partnerships we have within the automotive industry, which we will continue to develop in the future,” says Manfred Sauer, Managing Director at Kyocera Display Europe GmbH.
Classic VLN race
The VLN – which describes itself as Europe’s most successful endurance racing series – has been held on the Nordschleife and sprint track of the Grand Prix circuit at the Nürburgring in Eifel, Germany, since 1977. Each lap in this race covers a distance of 24.433 kilometres and the event lasts four hours in total. Meanwhile, the 6h ADAC Ruhr Cup Race, which is traditionally considered the highlight of the season, lasts six hours. At this event, the average number of vehicles on the track is 175, and multiple drivers take turns at the wheel.
Kyocera in the automotive industry
Kyocera takes advantage of ceramic’s properties – resistance to abrasion and heat – when manufacturing automotive components. The company offers various functional parts based on a wide range of proprietary technologies, such as high frequency, liquid crystal, optics and ceramic materials. These parts include IC packaging, camera lenses, antennae, displays and connectors, which are used for various electronic applications in the motor vehicle sector.
“This co-operation provides us with an excellent opportunity to showcase our services and expertise in the automotive industry,” adds Manfred Sauer.
For more information about Kyocera: www.kyocera.eu
Contact for journalists
Manager Corporate Communications
Contact for product information
- KYOCERA continues growth in data management with acquisition of software provider Alos
- Sharp, sharper, Shin White
- KYOCERA BOOSTS CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE WITH AMAZON DASH REPLENISHMENT INTEGRATION
- High tech meets the perfect steak: KYOCERA presents steak knives with sharp and long-lasting ceramic blades
- KYOCERA designs and manufactures new ultra-small robust ceramic UHF RFID Tag to trace surgical instruments for the Medical Market
- KYOCERA to Participate in Japan’s Virtual Power Plant Project to Improve Energy Management
- Announcement of the 2018 Kyoto Prize Laureates
- KYOCERA's ecology commitment leads to Green designation of 99% of product
- New KYOCERA Electronic Connectors Offer World’s Highest Mating Tolerance, Withstand up to +125°C
- KYOCERA TCL Solar Completes 29.2MW Solar Power Plant on Repurposed Land in Japan
- KYOCERA’s New Industrial Cutting Tool with Ultra-Durable Coating Materials Maximizes Steel Cutting Performance
- KYOCERA offers sustainable and premium-quality coffee enjoyment with the new Coffee Grinder EG-70CF
- KYOCERA Enters into License Agreement with Bosch
- KYOCERA exhibited Fine Ceramic Components at Germany’s Hannover Messe
- KYOCERA Named Among Top 100 Global Innovators by Clarivate Analytics