Tag: France

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.”

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Autodata showcasing bulb and motocycle developments at Equip Auto 2019

Autodata showcasing bulb and motocycle developments at Equip Auto 2019

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Autodata will be showcasing its latest developments at Equip Auto 2019, the international trade show for the automotive aftermarket. Visitors to the stand will be welcomed by Autodata’s team of experts, who will be on hand to demonstrate the latest features and answer any questions they may have on the products.

Continue Reading

Melett to unveil turbocharger capabilities at Equip Auto

Melett to unveil turbocharger capabilities at Equip Auto

14th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Turbocharger specialist Melett is showcasing its growing offering in France, at Equip Auto 2019 from 15 to 19 October, while also promoting the benefits of using Melett precision engineered turbochargers and parts.

Continue Reading

Michelin twice recognised for responsible purchasing

Michelin twice recognised for responsible purchasing

3rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has gained the Supplier Relations and Responsible Purchasing Label (Label Relations Fournisseurs & Achats Responsables, or RFAR), a recognition given to distinguish French companies that demonstrate lasting and balanced relationships with their suppliers. This distinction follows the recent receipt of a certificate of maturity for purchasing practices in relation to the new ISO 20400 sustainable procurement standard.

Continue Reading

Have the truck tyre import tariffs ‘worked’?

Have the truck tyre import tariffs ‘worked’?

5th June 2019 | 0 Comments

The size of the UK truck tyre market by sell-out unit volume fell 9.8 per cent in 2018 set against the backdrop of European import tariffs, according to GfK data presented at Autopromotec 2019. But what do the tell us about the effectiveness of the tariffs?

Continue Reading

Cooper to supply 2019 French Rallycross Championship tyres

Cooper to supply 2019 French Rallycross Championship tyres

1st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Cooper has become the official tyre supplier to the French Rallycross Championship, a nine-round series, including traditional rallycross venues such as Dreux, Essay-Ducs, Lessay and Kerlabo. Cooper branding will be displayed prominently on cars, trackside and around the paddock.

Continue Reading

Buy subscriptions, premium industry reports, and business directory entries in our shop. | Dismiss

[ + ]