Michelin Earthmover launches accreditation programme
In the US, Michelin Earthmover is partnering with tyre repair provider Tech International and leading Michelin Earthmover dealers to launch the ‘Michelin Earthmover Repair Accreditation Program’, an initiative the tyre maker says will provide “consistent and quality earthmover tyre repairs in Michelin’s accredited repair shops.” The new programme will be rolled out this year.
The Michelin Earthmover Repair Accreditation Program is aimed at providing dealers with a host of services. These include: training, technical support, inventory control systems, quality repair products and procedures, and traceability systems. Tech International will provide initial training, as well as biannual training on repair methods, product inventory procedures, and quality and traceability systems.
A certification and audit programme will help verify that dealers are providing long-lasting and consistent tyre repairs in all locations, Michelin adds, while an accredited repair shop will go through a series of these audits by Michelin Earthmover and Tech International to prove that they meet the criteria for repair capability and quality controls.
“We have found that there is a need in the industry for consistent, quality repairs and we want to make it easier for end users to find them,” said Michael Reich, Earthmover Services category manager. “The Michelin Earthmover Repair Accreditation Program will ensure that earthmover tyres are repaired to the industry’s highest standards, leveraging the Michelin and Tech International relationship. Tech International will provide its industry leading repair products and procedures, and Michelin will monitor and track repairs for the benefit of the end user.”