Tag: Michelin

Carnegie Fuels recommends Michelin’s X Works rugged tyre range following trial

Carnegie Fuels recommends Michelin’s X Works rugged tyre range following trial

Friday 16th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Scottish fuel firm Carnegie Fuels typically delivers to farms, industrial areas and residential properties that can often only be accessed on rocky off-road terrain – putting the 6x2 rigid tanker fleet’s fitments at an increased risk of stone cuts and ingress. Following a visit from one of Michelin’s Technical Managers, Dan Lamb, last summer, owner Kevin Carnegie agreed to trial sets of Michelin X Works D drive axle tyres and XZY3 steer and tag axle fitments on two of his 13 delivery vehicles.

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Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Michelin the number one consumer researched tyre brand: Tyre Reviews

Wednesday 14th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Consumers are increasingly likely to research their tyres online pre-purchase, regardless of whether they complete an e-commerce transaction. Peer review website Tyre Reviews has therefore become an influential destination in the car tyre market: discussing Tyre Reviews’s audience, owner, Jonathan Benson, states that 94 per cent of Tyre Reviews visitors are engaged in the tyre buying process, with its users predominantly “high earning, well educated, male automotive enthusiasts looking for the best possible product for their vehicle.” In 2017, the site delivered 25 million pageviews to tyre buyers, and claims to have influenced around “one-sixth of UK tyre sales.”

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Michelin takes 20% share in A.T.U. auto service chain

Michelin takes 20% share in A.T.U. auto service chain

Tuesday 13th February 2018 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Group has purchased a 20 per cent share in German automotive services provider A.T.U. (Auto-Teile-Unger). The minority stake was acquired from French automotive maintenance and repair services group Mobivia Groupe for 60 million euros; following the acquisition, Mobivia and Michelin intend to combine their expertise in order to further develop A.T.U. in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

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Florent Menegaux to succeed Senard as Michelin CEO next year

Florent Menegaux to succeed Senard as Michelin CEO next year

Monday 12th February 2018 | 0 Comments

Jean-Dominique Senard has confirmed he doesn’t wish to stand for re-election upon the expiry of his current term as Michelin’s chief executive officer. This means he will step down at the close of the tyre maker’s 2019 Annual Shareholders Meeting, and Michelin is implementing a succession plan that will see Florent Menegaux take his place.

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Michelin acquires 25% of NZ tyre firms

Wednesday 31st January 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin has purchased a 25 per cent stake in two tyre businesses in New Zealand, Tyreline Distributors Limited and Beau Ideal Limited, which trades as Beaurepaires. The shareholdings were acquired for an undisclosed sum, and owners the Rushbrooke family retain 75 percent ownership in the businesses.

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Michelin obtains settlement in Tire Mart lawsuit

Thursday 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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Movin’On: First speakers for 2018 summit announced

Movin’On: First speakers for 2018 summit announced

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin has released an initial list of speakers who will take the stage at this year’s Movin’On sustainability mobility summit. The first ten leaders from the field of mobility to be named as speakers are:

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Scottish farmer heading for 5,000 hours on Michelin AgriBib Row Crop tyres

Scottish farmer heading for 5,000 hours on Michelin AgriBib Row Crop tyres

Tuesday 23rd January 2018 | 0 Comments

A narrow footprint tyre is a good choice when working with potato crops, observes Michelin, and this is an opinion supported by Scotland’s James D Reid & Partners. Michelin shares that the Montrose-based potato farmer changed its tyre strategy four years ago and is now reaping the benefits, being on track to achieve 5,000 hours from its original Michelin AgriBib Row Crop tyres.

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Michelin previews Acorus in Detroit

Monday 22nd January 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin previewed the Maxion Flexible Wheel with its Acorus technology for the first time in North America at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit (13 – 29 January).

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GEM voices support for 3mm tyre changes

GEM voices support for 3mm tyre changes

Friday 19th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Change is inevitable, but it’s important to time it right. Michelin claims its tyres deliver safe performance down to the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm and considers changing tyres beforehand unnecessary, costly to motorists and fleets, and harmful to the environment. The tyre maker has heavily promoted this point of view in recent times, but its message isn’t finding an audience with everyone. In a statement issued today, GEM Motoring Assist recommends that motorists change their tyres earlier.

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Michelin raises worn tyre issue at Detroit show

Michelin raises worn tyre issue at Detroit show

Wednesday 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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40% of motorists drive on “dangerous” or “very dangerous” tyres

40% of motorists drive on “dangerous” or “very dangerous” tyres

Friday 12th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost 40 per cent of cars in the UK are running on at least one tyre that is “dangerously” or “very dangerously” underinflated. The figures come after Michelin and Kwik Fit inspected more than 500 vehicles in Tesco car parks around the UK. Michelin classifies tyres that are between 7psi and 14psi below the manufacturer’s recommendation as “dangerously underinflated”, while 14 psi or more underinflation is deemed to be “very dangerous.”

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Michelin EvoBib coming to Lamma

Michelin EvoBib coming to Lamma

Wednesday 10th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In addition to the X Tweel SSL, another Michelin innovation will make its UK debut at the Lamma show. This is the ‘2 in 1’ tyre, the Michelin EvoBib.

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UK debut for Michelin Tweel at Lamma

UK debut for Michelin Tweel at Lamma

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

Michelin’s X Tweel SSL airless tyre and wheel combination will make its UK public debut at Lamma 2018 later this month. The skid steer loader fitment is the first Tweel model to arrive this side of the Atlantic. It comes to market in January and will be available in two versions – the All Terrain (AT), which features a deep, open tread for off-road applications and use on varying surfaces, and the Hard Surface Traction (HST), with its smooth tread featuring a 100 per cent contact patch, for frequent use on hard surfaces such as asphalt or concrete.

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Clarification: Michelin, Sumitomo Corporation tyre wholesaling JV

Tuesday 9th January 2018 | 0 Comments

In order to clear any consfusion arising from the announcement that Michelin and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) are forming a joint venture to pool tyre wholesale resources in the USA and Mexico, the Micheldever Group has issued a statement stressing that it is not in any way connected with Sumitomo Corporation or its North American subsidiary.

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