Tag: Michelin North America

North American launch for Agilis CrossClimate

North American launch for Agilis CrossClimate

20th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s all-season tyre for light commercial vehicles will be available in the USA and Canada as of 1 April. Michelin North America has released the range seen in the UK and Europe in five C-Metric sizes, offering fitments to European van platforms that have become increasingly popular in the North American market. The Agilis CrossClimate name has also been given to a LT-Metric tyre designed specifically for ¾- and 1-ton pick-up trucks and vans. This product can be identified at a glance by its non-directional tread pattern; the LT-Metric range covers 16 sizes.

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Rock on, Michelin

Rock on, Michelin

25th September 2018 | 0 Comments

Engagements in MotoGP, WRC and Formula E are just fine, but let’s face it, many tyre makers participate in motorsport. Yet Michelin need not be downhearted, because as far as Tyrepress.com is aware it is the only tyre firm involved in the art of rock painting.

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Michelin restarting production at US giant OTR tyre plant

Michelin restarting production at US giant OTR tyre plant

30th August 2018 | 0 Comments

According to local news sources, the Michelin earthmover tyre factory in Starr, South Carolina will reopen today. The Anderson Observer writes that the facility’s reactivation will be made official at an event held at the plant today.

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Michelin announces theme for 2019 Michelin Challenge Design

Michelin announces theme for 2019 Michelin Challenge Design

21st August 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin North America has issued the theme for its 2019 Michelin Challenge Design competition, ‘Inspiring Mobility,’ which examines questions of why joy, trust, security or freedom are important factors in designing mobility solutions for megacities of the future.

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Michelin gains Paccar ’10 PPM’ award

Michelin gains Paccar ’10 PPM’ award

31st July 2018 | 0 Comments

Every year, US-based truck manufacturer Paccar Inc. recognises suppliers who meet or exceed its ‘10 PPM’ quality standard – the equivalent of ten or fewer defective parts for every million components shipped to PACCAR. This year, PACCAR acknowledged 268 suppliers in 26 countries with a 10 PPM Supplier Quality award for achieving this high level of quality performance, and additionally for meeting meet demanding criteria for delivery performance, customer support, and business impact.

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Forbes names Michelin ‘America’s Best Employer’

Forbes names Michelin ‘America’s Best Employer’

2nd May 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin North America has been ranked America’s best large employer by Forbes magazine. Naming the tyre maker the top company in its America's Best Employers 2018 survey, Forbes commented that “Michelin may not be the first organisation that comes to mind when you think about corporate social responsibility, but its business model centres on sustainability.” The publication also noted that Michelin is a member of the United Nations Global Compact and acts as corporate partner to numerous good causes, also offering its employees the opportunity to participate in volunteering efforts.

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TBC Corporation acquires Interstate brand marketing rights

TBC Corporation acquires Interstate brand marketing rights

24th April 2018 | 0 Comments

Marketing rights to the Interstate tyre brand have been acquired by TBC Corporation this month. This transaction follows the entry of Interstate Tire & Rubber into insolvency late last year. The US-based aftermarket tyre distributor has also appointed Theo de Vries, formerly director marketing and sales at Interstate Tires, its new international sales and marketing manager.

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Michelin obtains settlement in Tire Mart lawsuit

Michelin obtains settlement in Tire Mart lawsuit

25th January 2018 | 0 Comments

A settlement has been reached between Michelin North America Inc. and Tire Mart Inc. regarding alleged design patent infringements. Terms of the settlement, which centres on design patents for the BFGoodrich Mud Terrain T/A KM2, have not been disclosed.

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Michelin raises worn tyre issue at Detroit show

Michelin raises worn tyre issue at Detroit show

17th January 2018 | 0 Comments

The argument against prematurely dismounting tyres voiced by Michelin here in the UK and in Europe has become a topic of conversation at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week. The tyre maker’s global initiative to promote consumer awareness was presented at the show yesterday by Michelin North America’s recently-appointed chairman and president, Scott Clark.

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Michelin, Sumitomo Corporation to pool tyre wholesale resources in USA & Mexico

4th January 2018 | 0 Comments

With the creation of a 50-50 joint venture, Michelin North America Inc. says it and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas will form the second-largest player in the United States’ wholesale tyre market. The two companies have entered into a definitive agreement to combine their respective North American replacement tyre distribution and related service operations. The transaction is subject to customary approvals.

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Scott Clark appointed chairman & president of Michelin North America

Scott Clark appointed chairman & president of Michelin North America

20th December 2017 | 0 Comments

At the end of this year, Pete Selleck’s six-year tenure as chairman and president of Michelin North America will come to an end, and the Michelin Group has named Scott Clark his successor. Clark begins in these roles on 1 January 2018. In addition, Joanie Martin also has been named chief administrative officer, a newly created role in the company.

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Selleck retiring from Michelin North America

17th November 2017 | 0 Comments

Pete Selleck will retire as chairman and president of Michelin North America, effective 31 December 2017, concluding a six-year tenure in the role. His successor will be named in January 2018, and Michelin says this appointment will be “consistent with ongoing plans for the company’s global reorganisation project.” This new organisation structure is expected to be implemented in early 2018.

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Michelin invests in SmartDrive Systems

23rd October 2017 | 0 Comments

Video safety and transportation intelligence firm SmartDrive Systems shares that Michelin North America has led a preferred-stock round of investment in the company. Michelin's investment in SmartDrive continues the expansion of its strategy for fleet telematics and mobility services. SmartDrive says it will leverage the investment to “fuel its continued growth in video analytics and transportation intelligence, with a particular emphasis in the areas of R&D, sales and marketing, and expansion in North America and international markets.”

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Michelin releases Tweel for commercial mowers

Michelin releases Tweel for commercial mowers

17th July 2017 | 0 Comments

The airless Tweel solution has been a part of the Michelin portfolio in North America for several years now, and Michelin Tweel Technologies has now announced the commercial launch of a new extension to the range, the Michelin X Tweel Turf Caster for zero-turn commercial lawnmowers.

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Michelin acquires telematics provider NexTraq

15th June 2017 | 0 Comments

The fleet management package Michelin offers in North America is set to benefit from the company’s acquisition of NexTraq, a US provider of commercial fleet telematics. Yesterday the tyre maker reported its purchase of the Fleetcor Technologies subsidiary in an all-cash transaction.

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