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TATA Division Sponsors Team Shark of Moratuwa University

March 25, 2016

DIMO will be sponsoring the Engineering Students from the Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Moratuwa to participate in the world’s biggest student motorsport competition “Formula Student 2016” to be held at Silverstone Circuit in the United Kingdom in July 2016, organized by the Institution of Mechanical Engineering. Formula Student is Europe’s most established educational motorsport competition and is backed by the industry and high profile engineers. The competition challenges university student engineers from around the world to design, build and race a single seat racing car in one year in order to compete in static and dynamic events, demonstrating their understanding and testing the performance of the race car. Dozens of Formula student alumni have progress to Formula 1 and hundred more are now working at the world’s largest automobile firms helping to design and engineer the cars for tomorrow. Applications were received from teams around the world, and 156 teams have successfully claimed a place of the competition at the iconic Silverstone circuit, known to be the home of British Motorsport.

The team from the University of Moratuwa – TeamSHARK – will be the first ever Sri Lankan team entering the Formula Students competition and will be fully sponsored by the TATA Division of DIMO. The company will provide financial support to build the car and also send the team to race in July. Additionally TeamSHARK will be assisted in giving expert advice and guidance and will have complete access to the facilities at DIMO Siyambalape and DIMO Automobile Training School in order to build the car.

A press briefing was held on 24th March 2016 at the DIMO 800 auditorium and the MOU was signed by Mr Ranjith Pandithage and Prof K.K.C.K. Perera (Dean, Faculty of Engineering) and the witnesses were Mr Gahanath Pandithage, Mr Vijitha Bandara, Dr W.K. Wimalsiri (Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering) and Mr C.M.S.P. De Silva (Lecturer – University of Moratuwa).

Mr Sarath Algama, Mr Wijith Pushpawela, Mrs Dilrukshi Kurukulasuriya, Mr Nalinda Kurukulasooriya, Mr Mahesh Karunaratne, Mr Rakhita Gunasekera, Mr Rajeev Pandithage, Mr Rajiv Jaiswal (Country Manager – Tata Motors Limited), Mr Tharanga Gunawardena, Mr Jobst Ferber, Mr Yohan Thilakaratne and member of the DIMO Tribe were present at the event.

DIMO Excels at TATA Motors Distributors’ Conference

March 24, 2016

TATA Motors held their Tata Motors One World – Annual Distributors Awards 2016 on the 21st March 2016 at JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi. Mr Ranjith Pandithage, Mr Gahanath Pandithage, Mr Vijitha Bandara and Mr Nalinda Kurukulasooriya participated representing  DIMO.

At this event DIMO won the following awards; Highest Sales SCV 2015 – Category A Highest Sales Pickups 2015 – Category A Highest Growth in Market Share 2015 – L&ICV Trucks Highest Growth in Market Share 2015 – M&HCV Trucks Best Key Account Process Implementation 2015 Distributor of the Year 2015 – Network Development Distributor of the Year 2015 – New Product Introduction

And most importantly DIMO was crowned as the overall winner “Distributor of the Year 2015 – Winner”

Mercedes Petronas AMG starts the season in style!!

March 21, 2016

Mercedes Petronas AMG started the F1 season in style by winning 1-2 at the Australian Grand Prix on Sunday. Nico Rosberg won the race starting from 2nd in the grid, while Lewis Hamilton came in at 2nd starting from pole position.

Nico Rosberg’s victory was his second in Melbourne, coming two years after his first and 31 years after his father Keke won the very first race on Australian soil in Adelaide. Rosberg has now won four successive races, his win streak starting in Mexico last year. Mercedes meanwhile have been victorious for seven straight races.

In finishing second, Lewis Hamilton equalled Michael Schumacher’s record of six podium finishes in Australia. On Saturday the Briton joined the great German in becoming one of just three drivers (the other being Ayrton Senna) to have scored 50 or more pole positions in F1 racing.