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GoBus.ie coach runs more than half a million kilometres on Michelin tyres

GoBus.ie coach runs more than half a million kilometres on Michelin tyres

Thursday 19th October 2017 | 0 Comments

GoBus.ie, Ireland’s first non-stop motorway coach service between Galway and Dublin City, has achieved exceptional mileage on a set of Michelin X MultiWay 3D Z tyres fitted to the drive axle, reaching an impressive 542,000km on one of its Volvo 9700 coaches.

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Upstream acquisition: Michelin purchases Lehigh Technologies

Upstream acquisition: Michelin purchases Lehigh Technologies

Thursday 19th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has announced its acquisition of Lehigh Technologies, a US-based company that has developed a patented cryogenic turbo mill technology for transforming rubber from end-of-life tyres and industrial goods into materials for new tyres and other products. The acquisition was completed on 13 October.

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RoadConnect – Michelin aim to ease truckers’ lives with new app

RoadConnect – Michelin aim to ease truckers’ lives with new app

Monday 16th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin now offers truck drivers a new app that aims to “help them optimise their mobility and make their daily lives easier.” After a year of development in consultation with truck drivers, the tyre maker began providing new digital services via the Michelin RoadConnect application on 11 September. The app, says Michelin, is built around four main features.

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Michelin doubling truck tyre production capacity in India

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Capacity at Michelin’s factory in Chennai, India will more than double to 30,000 tonnes a year by the end of 2018. Work has already begun on increasing truck tyre capacity at the Thervoy Kandigai plant, which currently makes 70 per cent of the commercial tyres Michelin sells in India, and the intention is for the plant to meet all Indian market demand for these products with tyres within two years. This expansion will be accompanied by an increase in the plant’s workforce from around 850 to approximately 1,000.

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XPO extends Michelin contract to UK, Portugal and Luxembourg

XPO extends Michelin contract to UK, Portugal and Luxembourg

Wednesday 11th October 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin solutions has been awarded a major contract with XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, to provide a tailored tyre management solution across nearly 80 per cent of its 17,000-strong European fleet. The tyre maker notes that the three-year agreement represents one of the largest and most complex commercial vehicle tyre contracts in the sector.

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Kumho takeover implosion isn’t the end of market consolidation attempts

Monday 9th October 2017 | 0 Comments

No I am not talking about the unqualifiable rumours that Doublestar made an offer of up to 250 million euros for Zenises. Rather, that in the first week of September we learnt that Doublestar’s proposed acquisition of Kumho was collapsing before the firm’s eyes after the Qingdao-Chinese tyre manufacturer asked for a double-digit discount. And it is also worth considering what all this means for the wider tyre manufacturing sector.

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Michelin fighting alleged BFGoodrich patent infringement

Michelin fighting alleged BFGoodrich patent infringement

Friday 6th October 2017 | 0 Comments

On 26 September, Michelin North America, Inc., filed suit against Tire Mart Inc., doing business as Braven Off-Road, alleging the company has infringed a design patent covering the BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tyre.

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Michelin unveils MEMS4 earthmover management system

Michelin unveils MEMS4 earthmover management system

Thursday 5th October 2017 | 0 Comments

The next generation of Michelin’s MEMS mining tyre management system is now available. With the release of its MEMS4 system, the tyre maker has added real-time GPS and accelerator data, and by doing so says its current TPMS offer has been transformed into a “complete monitoring and reporting platform for tyres, trucks, mine haulage and vehicle cycle analysis.”

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2018 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland launched

2018 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland launched

Tuesday 3rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has unveiled the 2018 Michelin Guide Great Britain & Ireland, which highlights a total of 2,067 restaurants and 1,155 hotels and guesthouses. This year, The Araki has been awarded Three Michelin Stars. “With its nine-seater counter, The Araki has gone from strength to strength. When Mitsuhiro Araki moved to London from Tokyo in 2014 he set himself the challenge of using largely European fish and his sushi is now simply sublime,” comments Michael Ellis, international director of the Michelin guides. It joins a select group of restaurants with three Michelin Stars: The Fat Duck and The Waterside Inn in Bray, Alain Ducasse at the Dorchester and Restaurant Gordon Ramsay which has retained the award under its new chef, Matt Abé.

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Michelin tops online brand prominence table

Michelin tops online brand prominence table

Wednesday 27th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has taken first place in Tyres & Accessories annual online brand prominence table, conducted in association with analysts NetNames. Following the news that Michelin is the strong online brand in terms of social media equity both in the UK and globally, the French tyre maker is no doubt delight to continue its historically strong showing. However, for the second year in a row, Continental overtook Michelin in terms of brand sentiment. And when you consider that Continental is also Michelin’s main contender in terms of social media equity, it now appears that pole position in the online space is a two horse race between Michelin and Continental. That’s said, at the other end of the spectrum mid-range and economy brands have registered some significant increases in online brand prominence during the last 12 months.

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Michelin tops UK social media ranking

Michelin tops UK social media ranking

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

In addition topping the global table, Michelin found pole position in Tyres & Accessories’ 2017 UK social media ranking. At the same time Cooper and Bridgestone climbed four and three places respectively, making these two manufacturers the table’s fastest risers. But before any further details, a little context: Unlike our global ranking, the UK ranking covers the top 15 brands. The reason? A greater number of tyre brands are active in the UK social media space than on the global level, something that could suggest the UK is something of a thought leader when it comes to tyre sector social marketing. But that’s not to say that the UK tyre brand’s social branding performance is in anyway second-rate compared wi

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Michelin extends fleet deal with MoD rally team

Michelin extends fleet deal with MoD rally team

Monday 25th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s fleet division has extended its relationship with the UK Armed Forces Rally Team (AFRT) – the Ministry of Defence’s only tri-service motorsport squad. The deal will see Michelin continue to supply Latitude Cross and XZL tyres for the team’s seven Land Rover Wolf rally vehicles until at least the end of the 2018 season.

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Addison Lee’s CrossClimate+ switch results in yearly tyre saving

Addison Lee’s CrossClimate+ switch results in yearly tyre saving

Monday 18th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Car service operator Addison Lee’s adoption of a Michelin CrossClimate+ policy, managed by Universal Tyre and Autocentres, has resulted in a reduction in its annual tyre bill of 20 per cent, the operator of the UK’s largest passenger car fleet states. Justin Patterson, head of operations at Addison Lee, says: “We’re currently fitting around 5,000 fewer tyres per year than we did prior to introducing the first CrossClimate tyres.”

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New Primacy 4 a “concrete demonstration” of Michelin’s 1.6mm strategy

New Primacy 4 a “concrete demonstration” of Michelin’s 1.6mm strategy

Friday 15th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin has said a lot in recent times about when a tyre should be replaced. The French manufacturer advocates tyre use down to the legal limit of 1.6mm, provided the tyre continues to deliver the safety it should. Presenting the new Primacy 4 at the IAA, Michelin stated that this product, developed over a period of three years, provides “a high level of performance on wet roads, from the first use until worn to the legal wear indicator (1.6mm).”

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Michelin OE on certain 2018 Harley-Davidson Softails

Michelin OE on certain 2018 Harley-Davidson Softails

Friday 15th September 2017 | 0 Comments

Michelin is suppling two new Michelin-Harley-Davidson co-branded Scorcher tyres as original equipment on selected 2018 Harley Davidson Softail motorcycles. According to the tyre maker, the Michelin Scorcher 31 features traditional cruiser styling cues while the Michelin Scorcher 11 offers a sportier look. The Scorcher “11” and Scorcher “31” are factory-installed on many models, and can be installed as a replacement tyre on other specified models.

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