Five years ago, Michelin purchased a 20 per cent stake in German automotive parts and servicing network ATU for 60 million euros. The French tyre maker has now confirmed that majority shareholder, France’s Mobivia Group, will acquire the minority stake from Michelin “in the next few days” and thus become the retail chain’s sole owner
As reported yesterday, Maria Röttger will succeed Anish K. Taneja as president and chief executive officer of Michelin Europe North, effective 1 June 2022. Michelin shares that Taneja has decided to “move to a new role outside the company.”
Anish K. Taneja and Michelin are parting ways. According to an internal memo that has been circulating since the end of last week, he will leave the French tyre maker at his own request on 1 June 2022. Michelin has also already appointed Taneja’s successor as president and chief executive officer of its Europe North region.
After a four-year absence, The Tire Cologne is preparing to make a comeback in May. Continental, Falken, Hankook, Michelin and Pirelli have already signed up as exhibitors. Show organiser Koelnmesse and conceptual sponsor the German Tyre Retail and Vulcanisation Trade Association (BRV) discussed their plans at a digital press conference this morning.
Germany’s IAA motor show moves to Munich this year and, rebranded as IAA Mobility 2021, is the country’s first major international event since the easing of lockdown restrictions. It begins on 7 September and has attracted more than 1,000 exhibitors and speakers. Michelin will be there, and during IAA Mobility intends to highlight plans to make its tyres as sustainable as possible. The tyre maker’s efforts will include six Michelin teams roaming through downtown Munich during the event, encouraging people to recycle plastic waste.
The chief executive officer of Michelin’s Europe North Region has spoken out against “cheap products from Asia and their dumping prices.” In an interview with German newspaper Bild, Anish K. Taneja, who also serves as the president of the German Rubber Manufacturers Association (wdk), emphasised that tyres such as these are not environmentally sustainable, nor are they sustainable for consumers or for local jobs.
Anish K. Taneja has been appointed president of the German Rubber Manufacturers Association (wdk). The chief executive officer of Michelin’s Europe North Region was named successor to Dr Ralf Holschumacher earlier today. Holschumacher has served as wdk president since 2014.
From May 2019, the Michelin Europe North regional operation will find itself at home in new offices in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Its new 6,200 square metre premises is located within ‘The Squaire’, the spacecraft-shaped office building that sits above the intercity railway station at Frankfurt Airport, and can accommodate more than 300 people.
As of 1 January 2018, Michelin is restructuring its global organisation into ten newly-created regions. The UK finds itself in what has been named the Michelin Europe North region, along with Austria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Iceland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden and Switzerland. Covering the former sales regions for Germany/Austria/Switzerland, the UK and the Nordics, the new regional operation is led by Anish K Taneja, who from the start of the year holds the post of chief executive officer, Michelin Europe North.
Michelin has been named one of the 10 best corporate brands in Europe following a representative study by Best Brands. “We are delighted with this outstanding result,” says Anish K Taneja, director of sales Michelin Germany, Austria and Switzerland.