Tag: France

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Further automotive acquisitions for GFG Alliance

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Sanjeev Gupta’s GFG Alliance has further consolidated its presence in the automotive sector by acquiring two vehicle components suppliers in France. Through its Liberty industrial business, GFG has become the owner of Lyon-based Saint Jean Industries Poitou and Poitiers-based Fonderie du Poitou Fonte.

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Bridgestone gears up with launch of e-bike subscription scheme Mobeflex

Bridgestone gears up with launch of e-bike subscription scheme Mobeflex

25th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bridgestone has launched a new e-bikes subscription service. Mobeflex will be available in several major French cities. The tyre giant said that the move acknowledges both the changing megatrends in how people travel in urban areas, promoting affordable and environmentally friendly smart city mobility.

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Electromobility: Michelin, Faurecia create hydrogen fuel cell systems JV

Electromobility: Michelin, Faurecia create hydrogen fuel cell systems JV

12th March 2019 | 0 Comments

In 2017, Michelin stated that hydrogen “ticks all the boxes” for its vision of sustainable mobility. The company’s activities in this area are now moving forward with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to create a new joint venture that will bring together all of Michelin’s fuel cell related activities, including its subsidiary Symbio, with those of automotive parts manufacturer Faurecia.

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32nd International Electric Vehicle Symposium in Lyon on 19-22 May 2019

22nd February 2019 | 0 Comments

The leading international event devoted to electro-mobility, EVS32 will be held at Lyon Eurexpo from Sunday 19 May to Friday 22 May 2019. Co-organised by AVERE and Live! By GL Events, the theme of this year's Symposium is "a world of e-motion".

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STARCO appoints new senior sales manager for French market

STARCO appoints new senior sales manager for French market

27th November 2018 | 0 Comments

STARCO has appointed Hubert Plouchart its senior sales manager for the Agricultural Implements and Utility & Ground Care segments in France. Tasked with improving STARCO’s position with OEM customers, Plouchart brings almost ten years of tyre industry experience to his new role. He previously worked at Carlstar Group as OEM sales manager and sales director for Europe, Africa and the Middle East for almost four years and, before that, at Cooper Tire.

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Ghosn’s gone

Ghosn’s gone

22nd November 2018 | 0 Comments

Roughly two decades after taking the helm at Nissan (and later chairing the Japanese firm’s alliance with Renault and Mitsubishi), the carmaker’s board voted to remove company boss Carlos Ghosn following his arrest in Japan for underreporting his salary.

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France and Iran sign tyre technology exchange MoU

1st October 2018 | 0 Comments

On Tuesday 25th September France and Iran signed a memorandum of understanding under which France will engage in a know-how transfer relating to tyre production technology with the Islamic Republic.

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