Michelin Tweel receives Silver Edison Award
The first commercially-available Tweel product has landed Michelin North America a Silver Edison Award. The tyre maker was presented with the transport category award at the Edison Awards ceremony, which was held on 25 April.
“Michelin is extremely honoured to have been recognised with such an important group of recipients,” said Tim Fulton, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies. “We continue to be surprised and encouraged at the extent to which the innovation is generating excitement across many vehicle segments; the receptivity has been very strong and positive.“
The Tweel is Michelin’s airless radial, and the X-Tweel SSL is sold in North America for use on skid vehicles used in the construction, landscaping, contracting, refuse/recycling and agricultural industries. This non-pneumatic tyre uses traditional radial technology but requires no air, thereby eliminating the downtime associated with flat tyres.