Michelin and Claas Sign Cooperation Agreement
A three-year cooperation agreement recently signed between Michelin and German agricultural machinery manufacturer Claas is expected to strengthen the two company’s collaboration in several areas, such as research, development and market intelligence. According to Michelin, the agreement demonstrates the two partners’ “confidence in today’s changing farm markets and their shared commitment to developing their operations in this sector.”
Claas and Michelin have worked together on particular projects for some time, however the tyre maker notes this relationship has “further deepened” this year. In particular, on January 28, Claas presented Michelin with its 2009 Supplier Award in the Innovation category.
“To meet farmers’ growing need for economic efficiency, Claas is developing harvesters that integrate new, performance-enhancing technologies,” explains Michelin in a statement. “Claas has chosen Michelin tyres to deliver the right balance of productivity, environmental sensitivity and safer operation. Thanks to their Ultraflex technology, the new Michelin tyres can carry heavier loads and protect the soil, while taking up less space. This makes them a perfect match with Claas’ next generation technologies.” In addition to combines, the new line of Claas tractors will also be fitted with Michelin tyres as original equipment.