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Michelin cycling team raises over £2000 for charity

Michelin cycling team raises over £2000 for charity

Wednesday 16th August 2017 | 0 Comments

A team of Michelin employees successfully cycled up Mount Ventoux in France and raised over £2,000 in the process. The adventure forms the first leg in a series of challenges to raise funds for Michelin’s chosen charity for 2017 – the Peter Pan Centre. The charity offers care, support and education to children from birth to the age of 5 with special needs, which can range from visual and hearing impairments through to chromosomal abnormalities and life limiting conditions.

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Reputation Institute: Michelin top-ranked French brand in the UK

Reputation Institute: Michelin top-ranked French brand in the UK

Wednesday 2nd August 2017 | 0 Comments

For the third consecutive year, the Reputation Institute, which ranks brands around the world according to their reputation, has put Michelin at the head of the French rankings and 13th globally. The tyre maker is also the French brand with the best reputation in the United Kingdom, and also in the United States, China, Germany and Italy.

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Michelin: Sales up 7.5% in H1 2017

Michelin: Sales up 7.5% in H1 2017

Thursday 27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

During the first half of the year, Michelin increased both sales and net income on the back of higher volumes. Net sales were up 7.5 per cent to 11.1 billion euros in the six months to 30 June, and while operating income declined 0.8 per cent year-on-year to 1.4 billion euros (with the margin down 1.1 per cent to 12.6 per cent), the tyre maker described this result as “stable and in line with the Group’s roadmap.” Net income rose 12.2 per cent to 863 million euros.

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From great to woeful – evo tests 9 performance tyres

From great to woeful – evo tests 9 performance tyres

Thursday 27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

In the preamble to its 2017 tyre test, Evo magazine observes that “all tyres are black and round and keep your alloys off the ground, but all tyres are not created equal.” Well said, and true. To help its readers find the rubber that best suits their budgets and requirements, evo has tested nine tyre brands in the popular 225/40 R18 size. The results can be found in the current issue (evo #238), and they’re good news for Michelin.

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Michelin: €20.6 million saved through employee ideas

Michelin: €20.6 million saved through employee ideas

Thursday 27th July 2017 | 0 Comments

During the course of 2016, the workforce at Michelin submitted almost 60,000 ideas and suggestions to an online portal the tyre maker runs for this purpose. From these suggestions entered into the Progressive Ideas project’s ‘InnovaGO’ platform, Michelin states that 26,519 were “made a reality” and some 3,400 were “specially evaluated.” This final group of submissions is said to have led to net savings of 20.6 million euros.

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Michelin European distribution centre launch ‘Dawning of a new era’ in Stoke

Michelin European distribution centre launch ‘Dawning of a new era’ in Stoke

Wednesday 26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has updated local dignitaries, staff and business partners on its multi-million pound investment plans in Stoke-on-Trent. Proceedings were opened by Mike Lawton, head of communications at Michelin Northern Europe, who described what was announced in the “investing in the future” presentation as the “dawning of a new era”, before head of Michelin Northern Region John Young spoke of the “amazing” relational, business footprint and heritage of the site. To put recent changes into a single figure, productivity across the site has reportedly increased 35 per cent in the last five years.

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Michelin switches media account to Havas

Wednesday 26th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Havas Media has been awarded Michelin’s global media account, and takes over from long-time partner MEC this month. The agency threw its hat into the ring to gain the account earlier this year, and will take on responsibility for media planning and buying duties in all major markets.

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Michelin completes NexTraq acquisition

Friday 21st July 2017 | 0 Comments

Former Fleetcor Technologies business NexTraq is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Michelin North America following the completion of its all-cash acquisition.

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Fewer car tyres sold in June, OE truck tyre sales higher

Tuesday 18th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Demand for car and light commercial vehicle tyres in Europe declined year-on-year in June. In its monthly market update, Michelin reports that demand for both original equipment and replacement market tyres was two per cent lower compared with June 2016. The tyre maker comments that this weakening demand was driven by sell-in price increases against a backdrop of slowing sales momentum. For the year to 30 June, demand in the original equipment market was up one per cent year-on-year, while demand in the replacement segment is two per cent higher.

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Nürburgring 6h: All-Michelin podium in LM GTE Pro

Nürburgring 6h: All-Michelin podium in LM GTE Pro

Tuesday 18th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Dunlop is by no means the only tyre maker present in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and following the weekend’s 6 Hours of Nürburgring race in Germany, Michelin reports that its partners were able to “benefit fully from the performance potential of their tyres” thanks to low track temperatures of between 19°C and 26°C.

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Michelin releases Tweel for commercial mowers

Michelin releases Tweel for commercial mowers

Monday 17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The airless Tweel solution has been a part of the Michelin portfolio in North America for several years now, and Michelin Tweel Technologies has now announced the commercial launch of a new extension to the range, the Michelin X Tweel Turf Caster for zero-turn commercial lawnmowers.

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Michelin fitted to DAF dealer’s demonstrator

Michelin fitted to DAF dealer’s demonstrator

Thursday 13th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Customers putting TBF Thompson’s new DAF XF 510 demonstrator through its paces are experiencing the top-spec tractor’s on-road performance fitted to Michelin tyres. The County Antrim-based DAF dealer selected 315/70 R 22.5 steer and drive tyres from Michelin’s X Multi ‘regional’ range as a factory-fitted option for its latest demonstrator. TBF Thompson director Alan Espie says: “We want customers to experience the XF at its very best, so we selected leather seats and a range of in-cab options for maximum driver comfort, plus specified premium Michelin tyres as original equipment.

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Michelin files lawsuit against Tire Recappers of Nashville

Michelin files lawsuit against Tire Recappers of Nashville

Tuesday 11th July 2017 | 0 Comments

It isn’t just copycats in China that the tyre majors are going after. Michelin North America reports that it filed a lawsuit against Tire Recappers of Nashville yesterday. Michelin alleges that the manufacturer and seller of retreaded SUV, crossover and crossover tyres infringed design patents covering the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 and Michelin LTX M/S2 tyres.

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Korean OEMs switching to European tyre brands

Monday 10th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Sales of imported tyres in Korea increased by more than 40 per cent in the January to April period when compared with 2016 figures, according to the Korea Tire Manufacturers Association (KOTMA). If this pace continues, imported tyres will set a record high this year. According to KOTMA, this is largely due to Hyundai Motor and its smaller affiliate Kia Motors introducing imported tyres on their models, media said.

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Michelin signs synthetic rubber supply deal with Nizhnekamskneftekhim

Monday 10th July 2017 | 0 Comments

Russian rubber and petrochemicals manufacturer Nizhnekamskneftekhim signed an agreement to provide synthetic rubber to Michelin during a meeting held in late June. A delegation from the Russian company, including Vladimir Busygin, chairman of the board of directors and other senior officials, visited Michelin’s R&D center in Clermont-Ferrand, France to discuss the supply of new brands of synthetic rubber to the tyre maker.

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