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Michelin guide coming to Guangzhou

Monday 11th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Following on from its release of a publication for Shanghai last year, Michelin has announced it will extend Michelin Guide coverage to a further city in China. A Michelin guide for Guangzhou will be available in 2018, and Michelin says it will allow everyone - locals, tourists, and business travellers alike - to benefit from the inspectors' recommendations whatever their desires, tastes and budgets may be. The guide for Guangzhou will be the world’s 31st Michelin guide selection and the seventh in Asia, excluding Japan.

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Welcoming the digital evolution – Michelin Auto Professional regional forums

Welcoming the digital evolution – Michelin Auto Professional regional forums

Wednesday 6th December 2017 | 0 Comments

Embracing the ever-evolving digital consumer experience is key to thriving in the tyre retail trade, Michelin’s partner dealers were told at annual regional forums across the UK and Ireland. Guests at the full-day events, held in Windsor, Manchester and Kilkenny, were encouraged to make full use of the tools and advice Michelin provides to develop a slick, engaging and accessible online presence capable of reaching a far wider audience. The forums also highlighted the dedicated end-to-end support that Michelin offers to all partner retailers – giving them the best possible platform upon which to build a solid and loyal customer base.

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Michelin: Early adopter sings AxioBib 2’s praises

Michelin: Early adopter sings AxioBib 2’s praises

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

A farmer from Northern Ireland says his working day has been transformed by Michelin’s new AxioBib 2 tractor tyres – after becoming the first person in the country to fit a set.

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F1 technology transfer insufficient, says Michelin

F1 technology transfer insufficient, says Michelin

Tuesday 5th December 2017 | 0 Comments

The level of race to road technology transfer in Formula 1 is insufficient to pique Michelin’s interest in returning to the series as tyre supplier. This is the comment from Pascal Couasnon despite the tyre maker’s renewed interest several years ago.

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Michelin renews Formula E partnership, working on all-new tyre

Michelin renews Formula E partnership, working on all-new tyre

Friday 1st December 2017 | 0 Comments

Three seasons of exclusive tyre supply to the FIA Formula E Championship are already under Michelin’s belt and a fourth begins tomorrow. We can look forward to at least four more years of Michelin supply to the electric race series as well; the tyre maker and the FIA have announced an extension of the supply agreement up to the end of the 2020/21 season. Furthermore, while the Pilot Sport EV2 tyre launched at the start of season three returns for 2017/18, the French manufacturer confirms it is already working on tyres for the new-look next generation car, which will make its debut a year from now in season five.

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All-season tyre test puts ‘seemingly outrageous’ 4mm tread recommendation under the spotlight

All-season tyre test puts ‘seemingly outrageous’ 4mm tread recommendation under the spotlight

Thursday 30th November 2017 | 0 Comments

With the introduction of the CrossClimate + earlier this year, Michelin made the claim that the snow traction its tyre delivered with a tread depth of only 1.6mm was equivalent to that provided by competitor tyres with tread depths of 4mm. Furthermore, Michelin stressed that its tyres are made to be used down to the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm. And why not? Changing earlier is simply throwing away good tread rubber.

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Michelin’s Goubert to take position at Dorna Sports

Monday 27th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Nicolas Goubert, currently deputy director, technical director of the Michelin Racing Group and supervisor of Michelin’s MotoGP programme, will take up a new position at Dorna Sports next February. He has been appointed executive director of upcoming electric motorcycle championship, the FIM Moto-e World Cup.

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Michelin signs five-year official tyre partnership with Goodwood

Michelin signs five-year official tyre partnership with Goodwood

Thursday 23rd November 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin will be the official tyre partner of the Goodwood Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival for a further five years. The deal confirms Michelin as the official tyre brand at the estate’s flagship international motoring events until 2022.

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Michelin boss: Most drivers don’t need winter tyres

Tuesday 21st November 2017 | 0 Comments

Winter tyres have always been something of a non-issue with most British motorists, but for years our counterparts in Germany have diligently switched from summer to winter rubber every autumn and then back again in the spring. The head of Michelin considers this largely unnecessary.

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Michelin sells its 40% Double Coin (Anhui) Warrior Tire shareholding

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has announced the sale of its 40 per cent equity in Double Coin (Anhui) Warrior Tire Co. Ltd. Specifically, as the tyre maker reported today, Huayi Group (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. will purchase 30 per cent of the equity in the business held by Compagnie Financière Michelin SCmA, and Double Coin Tire Group Co., Ltd. will purchase the remaining ten per cent of the equity, currently held by Michelin (China) Investment Co. Ltd.

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Michelin Vision concept tyre a Time ’25 Best’ invention

Michelin Vision concept tyre a Time ’25 Best’ invention

Monday 20th November 2017 | 0 Comments

US-based publication Time has chosen the Vision concept tyre from Michelin as one of its ’25 Best inventions of 2017’. In addition to admiring the tyre’s airless structure and use of recycled materials, Time considered the Vision’s “most impressive feature” to be its 3D printed treads, which can be swapped to accommodate varied road conditions without changing the tyre itself. The Vision “certainly makes a compelling case” for how future tyre technology may look, the publication opined.

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Selleck retiring from Michelin North America

Selleck retiring from Michelin North America

Friday 17th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Pete Selleck will retire as chairman and president of Michelin North America, effective 31 December 2017, concluding a six-year tenure in the role. His successor will be named in January 2018, and Michelin says this appointment will be “consistent with ongoing plans for the company’s global reorganisation project.” This new organisation structure is expected to be implemented in early 2018.

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Idverde signs Michelin Group tyre deal

Idverde signs Michelin Group tyre deal

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

idverde, Europe’s largest provider of green services, has adopted a joint Michelin and BFGoodrich tyre policy across its entire UK fleet as it strives to streamline operations on the road. The French-owned grounds maintenance and landscape construction company runs contracts from the Isle of Wight in the south to Wick in northern Scotland and has a 1,200-strong fleet ranging from 3.5 tonne light commercial vehicles (LCVs) travelling short distances – including panel vans, crew cab tippers and machinery transporters – to company cars operating nationwide.

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Michelin supporting Hyundai tyre development programme

Michelin supporting Hyundai tyre development programme

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Under a cooperative deal signed with Hyundai Motor, Michelin will work together to develop a new all-season tyre for electric vehicles, and will also collaborate in the development of a bespoke tyre for a successor model to the Genesis G80 saloon. Representatives from Hyundai Motor recently visited Michelin’s research and development centre in Clermont-Ferrand, France, to sign a technical partnership agreement.

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Makeover for the Michelin Man

Makeover for the Michelin Man

Thursday 16th November 2017 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Man can perhaps be seen as the Doctor Who of the tyre world. Not only has his appeal endured over the decades, every so often he changes his physical form and habits while retaining his core values. So far Bibendum, as he’s also known, has represented Michelin in eight guises. Now he has morphed once again, and the 9th Michelin Man is ready to show his face to the world.

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