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Much-improved mileage prompts switch to Michelin for waste container company

Much-improved mileage prompts switch to Michelin for waste container company

Tuesday 27th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Steel waste container specialist Fairport Containers has binned its budget tyre policy and switched to Michelin, after a set of premium Michelin fitments achieved almost three times the mileage of a budget competitor in a tyre trial.

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Michelin launches 2017 Tyre Academy

Michelin launches 2017 Tyre Academy

Monday 26th June 2017 | 0 Comments

A 16-strong group of tyre dealership staff have taken part in the first Michelin Tyre Academy programme of 2017 – a dedicated training course aimed at members of the Michelin Auto Professional network develop the next generation of expert technicians. Michelin held two launch events, with seven delegates from dealerships in the north of England, Wales and Northern Ireland invited to the Michelin Training Centre in Stoke-on-Trent for the first module, and nine from dealers across the south hosted at Gatwick’s Copthorne Hotel, where they met with Michelin’s technical training team.

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Pelmar Engineering: Michelin X Multi tyres are 22% better

Friday 23rd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the news that Michelin has released a couple of new X Multi tyres, one engineering consultancy wrote into Tyres & Accessories to support claims made by the French tyre manufacturer. As part of the launch, Michelin claimed that its new tyres increased mileage by 15 to 20 per cent. According to Pelmar Engineering, the tyres actually exceeded these improvements when the Israel-based firm ran its own tests.

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Michelin cuts jobs in France and the US

Michelin cuts jobs in France and the US

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has announced plans to significantly reorganise globally, resulting in significant job losses in France and the US most of which will be covered by natural attrition. In the United States 450 jobs in central functions are to be cut between 2018 and 2021. According to Michelin, 1,500 employees would actually leave the company in the same period, suggesting a large majority will result from natural attrition and retirement.

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Scottish Enterprise investing £4.5 million in Michelin Dundee plant project

Scottish Enterprise investing £4.5 million in Michelin Dundee plant project

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Demand for larger tyre sizes continues to increase, and Michelin intends to better equip its Dundee factory for their production through a project being implemented at a total cost of £16.5 million. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced yesterday that Michelin’s own investment will be supported by a £4.5 million Environmental Protection Grant from Scottish Enterprise.

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Public offer: Michelin, SIFCA looking to wholly acquire rubber producer SIPH

Thursday 22nd June 2017 | 0 Comments

Acting in concert with Ivory Coast-based company SIFCA, Michelin has opened a simplified cash public tender offer through its 99.99 per cent-owned subsidiary Compagnie Financière Michelin SCmA (CFM) to acquire the 841,285 shares in natural rubber company Société Internationale de Plantations d'Hévéas (SIPH) not currently held by the two parties. Michelin states that it and SIFCA will pay 85 euros for each share in the West Africa-based rubber producer and marketer.

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PresSense – Michelin and Safran unveil first connected aircraft tyre

Wednesday 21st June 2017 | 0 Comments

At the 2017 Paris – Le Bourget Air Show, Michelin and Safran have presented the world’s first connected tyres for the aeronautical industry. The innovation, called ‘PresSense’ comprises an electronic pressure sensor installed within the tyre to greatly improve and simplify ground maintenance operations. Michelin reports that the PresSense project is scheduled to be deployed in 2019.

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Michelin acquires telematics provider NexTraq

Thursday 15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The fleet management package Michelin offers in North America is set to benefit from the company’s acquisition of NexTraq, a US provider of commercial fleet telematics. Yesterday the tyre maker reported its purchase of the Fleetcor Technologies subsidiary in an all-cash transaction.

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Michelin launches new coral-like concept tyre

Michelin launches new coral-like concept tyre

Wednesday 14th June 2017 | 0 Comments

As part of its Movin’On 2017 conference, Michelin has presented Vision, a new concept tyre, which is fusion of a number of cutting-edge technologies. The tyre is airless, connected, rechargeable, customizable and organic. It is also both a wheel and a tyre at the same time. The Vision concept was produced through “design thinking and in co-construction with users”.

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Michelin moves away from lugged treads with RoadBib tractor tyre

Michelin moves away from lugged treads with RoadBib tractor tyre

Wednesday 14th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The latest addition to the Michelin agricultural tyre range is the RoadBib. The new tyre was specifically developed for contractors using 200+HP tractors; Michelin claims the RoadBib is the “first solution on the market” for this tractor category, and therefore the tyre “defines a brand-new segment of the market.” The RoadBib was presented for the first time at the European Drivers' Championship 2017 and will be available as of the first quarter of 2018 in the front wheel size 600/70R30 and rear wheel size 710/70R42.

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Michelin opens R&D laboratory in India

Wednesday 14th June 2017 | 0 Comments

An inauguration ceremony was held yesterday for Michelin’s new R&D centre in India. Alexandre Ziegler, France’s Ambassador to India, formally inaugurated the Michelin India Research and Development Laboratory in Manesar, Haryana state. The 3,800-square metre centre provides support to the Michelin Technology Center in Gurugram (formerly Gurgaon), a facility that focuses on commercial vehicle tyre R&D and provides technical support to the company’s manufacturing facilities in India, China and Thailand.

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The ethics of tread depth

Thursday 8th June 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of last year, during the Paris Motor Show, Michelin reaffirmed its position on tread depth. The leading French tyre manufacturer believes a tyre should perform well throughout its whole life. And seeing as the European legal tread depth limit is 1.6mm, this means all the way down to this particular tread depth. Taken in isolation, this is a strong argument that basically no-one would contradict. So why did we immediately receive strong feedback from companies and associations? What are the counter arguments? And what are the implications of adopting such a stance?

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Michelin files tender offer to acquire outstanding SIPH shares

Wednesday 7th June 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has filed a draft simplified cash public tender offer with the French securities regulator (Autorité des Marchés Financiers - AMF) through its 99.99 per cent-owned subsidiary Compagnie Financière Michelin SCmA (CFM), acting in concert with the Ivory Coast company SIFCA, to acquire the 1,042,324 shares in Société Internationale de Plantations d'Hévéas (SIPH) not currently held by the concert parties, at a price of €85 per SIPH share.

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New generation of Michelin truck tyres to increase mileage ‘by 15-20%’

New generation of Michelin truck tyres to increase mileage ‘by 15-20%’

Wednesday 31st May 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin launched its new generation of truck tyres at the 2017 Commercial Vehicle Show in the UK and Ireland, stating that the new fitments deliver 15-20 per cent more mileage than the current Michelin X MultiWay 3D series, at no extra cost. The new X Multi tyre line-up has been designed to supply users with the lowest cost per kilometre and high levels of grip in all weather conditions throughout the life of the tread. Michelin has made the new tyres available immediately in four key fitments: 315/70R22.5 multi-position and drive tyres and 385/55R22.5 steer and trailer tyres. The range will be expanded with the launch of 295/60R22.5 and 315/60R22.5 X Multi D in September 2017 and then the 315/70R22.5 X Multi D Remix early in 2018.

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