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Bridgestone temporarily closes, slows tyre production at European factories

Bridgestone temporarily closes, slows tyre production at European factories

23rd March 2020 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone EMIA will either temporarily close or reduce production plants across its European manufacturing network in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its Béthune plant in France and the Bari plant in Italy will be closed until 6 April.

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Michelin temporarily closes some European factories, car tyre demand down 9%

Michelin temporarily closes some European factories, car tyre demand down 9%

19th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin has confirmed that it has decided to close its tyre production facilities “located in the European countries most affected” countries for at least one week. Tyres & Accessories understands this means Michelin’s factories in Italy (Cuneo and Alessandria), Spain (Lasarte, Vitoria, Aranda de Duero and Valladolid) and France (Cataroux, Les Gravanches, Le Puy-en-Velay, Roanne, Bourges, Montceau, Cholet, La Roche-sur-Yon, Golbey, Avallon, Montagny, Vannes, Joué-Lès-Tours and Troyes

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Peugeot PSA pausing European plants

16th March 2020 | 0 Comments

The PSA group’s Executive Board and crisis unit have stopped vehicle production at its European factories until 27 March 2020. The temporary closure move takes effect between 16 and 19 March, according to the following schedule:

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Siemens partners in Michelin’s MaRCoPoLo upgrade

Siemens partners in Michelin’s MaRCoPoLo upgrade

12th March 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin commissioned a test bed specifically for truck tyres at its Ladoux production site in France back in 2000, its Machine de Recherche en Comportement Poids-Lourd – or MaRCoPoLo, for short. When deciding to modernise this facility 16 years later, the tyre maker chose Siemens as a partner for updating the automation and process control […]

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Michelin setting up Global Works Council with IndustriAll

Michelin setting up Global Works Council with IndustriAll

3rd February 2020 | 0 Comments

On 27 January, Michelin signed an agreement with global union federation IndustriALL to set up the Michelin Global Works Council. The agreement was finalised by Florent Menegaux, chief executive officer of the Michelin Group, and Valter Sanches, general secretary of IndustriALL Global Union. Its signing follows nearly two years of discussion and negotiation.

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France: Michelin, unions agree on support programme for redundant employees

27th January 2020 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s plan to close its truck tyre factory in La Roche-sur-Yon, France took a step forward last Thursday when it signed an employee support agreement with four trade unions. This agreement with the CFDT, CFE‑CGC, SUD and FO unions followed 12 weeks of negotiations that took place between October and January.

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BKT broadens football sponsorship in France

BKT broadens football sponsorship in France

22nd January 2020 | 0 Comments

It’s already title partner to the knockout championship Coupe de la Ligue (French League Cup), and now BKT has extended its football activities in France by becoming title sponsor to the country’s second division league. From the start of the 2020/21 season, this will be known as Ligue 2 BKT.

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ATEQ appoints Agneta Ronceret

ATEQ appoints Agneta Ronceret

8th January 2020 | 0 Comments

ATEQ TPMS Tools has named Agneta Ronceret as EMEA TPMS manager for OEM, truck and industrial sales. Ronceret joined ATEQ TPMS tools division in France in 2015 as sales manager for TPMS tools in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australia/New Zealand.

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STARCO returns to French aftermarket with Copadex

STARCO returns to French aftermarket with Copadex

23rd December 2019 | 0 Comments

Although STARCO retained its aftermarket presence in the UK, in 2017 it ended its activities within this sector in a number of European markets, including France. The company is now returning to this particular market through a partnership with tyre wholesaler Copadex. From the start of 2020, a selection of STARCO’s tyre range will be available and easily accessible in the French aftermarket via Copadex’s network and e-shop.

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European commission approves 3.2 billion euros of battery research support

European commission approves 3.2 billion euros of battery research support

9th December 2019 | 0 Comments

The European Commission has approved 3.2 billion euros of battery research and development support under EU State aid rules. The funding comes as the result of an Important Project of Common European interest (IPCEI) application jointly notified by Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden to support research and innovation in the common European priority area of batteries.

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ATG gains Manitou supplier award

ATG gains Manitou supplier award

30th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Agricultural and construction machinery manufacturer Manitou has bestowed a Best Competitive Performer Award 2019 upon Alliance Tire Group. The tyre maker says the award recognises its “excellent cooperation and consistent performance on diverse levels from the development and testing to the procurement and service phase.”

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Michelin most searched tyre brand on Google in Europe

Michelin most searched tyre brand on Google in Europe

25th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin is the most search tyre brand on Google in Europe, according to price comparison site Rezulteo. Rezulteo studied the popularity of tyre brands in Europe using Google search volume data for tyre manufacturers in each country from 1 August 2018 to 31 July 2019. The study took “brand name” + “tyre” queries in the official languages of each European country into account.

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Michelin to purchase additional SIPH shareholding

16th October 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin intends to acquire all shares in Société Internationale de Plantations d’Hévéas (SIPH) not already owned by itself or Ivory Coast-based company SIFCA. It is launching a public buyout offer on 7 November, offering 85 euros per share. This buyout offer is being made exclusively in France and will be followed by a squeeze out.

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Michelin to close truck tyre factory in France

Michelin to close truck tyre factory in France

10th October 2019 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Group informed the 619 employees at its tyre production facility in La Roche-sur-Yon, France this morning that it will close the site by the end of next year. In addition, 74 people at Michelin’s Cholet plant, employees working in roles related to the supply of rubber mixed to the La Roche-sur-Yon site, are also affected by the closure.

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BioButterfly: Michelin site to gain prototype bioethanol-based butadiene plant

BioButterfly: Michelin site to gain prototype bioethanol-based butadiene plant

27th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin, IFPEN, and Axens have announced the construction of an industrial-scale prototype of a plant for producing butadiene from bioethanol. The plant is located in France and is the first facility of its kind.

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