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Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service chooses Michelin

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service chooses Michelin

21st May 2019 | 0 Comments

Bedfordshire Fire and Rescue Service will move its heavy fire appliances to a 100 per cent Michelin policy, after testing demonstrated the tyres could outperform its existing competitor fitments. The service called on Michelin to demonstrate the capabilities of its 315/70 R 22.5 X Multi Z tyre, as it explored options for replacing its existing policy, which was not delivering on longevity. 

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Wheely-Safe wins National Technology Award

Wheely-Safe wins National Technology Award

20th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Global Michelin licensee Wheely-Safe is celebrating after its Michelin Wheel Security and Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Heavy Fleet secured the prestigious Transport Technology of the Year Award at the National Technology Awards in London recently.

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Menegaux succeeds Senard as Michelin CEO

Menegaux succeeds Senard as Michelin CEO

20th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Florent Menegaux has succeeded Jean-Dominique Senard as head of the Michelin Group. He officially took on the role of chief executive officer at the company’s 2019 Annual General Meeting, which was held last Friday.

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Michelin names Layton national sales manager for Services & Solutions

Michelin names Layton national sales manager for Services & Solutions

20th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Jonathan Layton has taken on a new role at Michelin. As of this month, the former national fleet sales manager has been appointed national sales manager, UK and Republic of Ireland, for Michelin’s Services & Solutions business line.

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Michelin buys Masternaut

Michelin buys Masternaut

16th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has agreed to buy the entire share capital of Masternaut, one of the largest European telematics providers, for an undisclosed amount. While not price details have been released, according to the company, the transaction has been made on the basis of eight-times 2018 EBITDA before synergies. Masternaut will continue to operate under its own brand as a fully-owned subsidiary within Michelin, and the transaction is expected to close within the next sixty days.

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Michelin provides XTRA benefits with new articulated dump truck tyre

Michelin provides XTRA benefits with new articulated dump truck tyre

10th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has launched its new XTRA DEFEND premium E4 deep tread tyre. The new product for articulated dump trucks with payloads between 25 and 45 tons boasts improved levels of damage resistance and reliability, while maintaining a better Tons Kilometre per Hour (TKPH) level compared to its premium competitors, Michelin claims. It has been designed particularly with improved robustness to minimise damage and machine downtime and offer 15 per cent more tyre life that the predecessor, the Michelin X-Super Terrain+, to optimise operating costs.

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Free Michelin technical advice helps RP Worth & Son ‘unlock tyre performance boost’

Free Michelin technical advice helps RP Worth & Son ‘unlock tyre performance boost’

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

Spalding-based RP Worth & Son, which farms close to 1,000 acres of wheat and potatoes, has unlocked a major improvement in tyre performance after acting on the recommendations of its local Michelin account manager. Ian Whitwell visited the customer to provide tyre advice for the farm’s Fendt 722, which was operating on an old set of narrow duals – and not delivering the performance farmer John Palmer needed.

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£15,000 of tyres stolen from Michelin

9th May 2019 | 0 Comments

On 23 March tyres worth £15,000 were solen from Michelin's Stoke-on-Trent distribution centre. Police have released CCTV footage of three alleged thieves, including a clip that shows a white Iveco 7.5 tonne truck and three average build men.

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ETEL continues to lead top 20 UK tyre retailers 2019

ETEL continues to lead top 20 UK tyre retailers 2019

1st May 2019 | 0 Comments

After years of expansion amongst the top 20 UK tyre retailers, the latest data shows that this trend peaked in 2017/2018 when the top 20 accounted for 2014 branches. The same 20 tyre retailers had 1980 branches between them in 2018/2019. And what’s more, the reorganisation of one retailer alone accounted for a 40-centre decline in branch count, with the overall figure remaining positive due to growth at other chains. Here Tyres & Accessories analyses the branch count data in the context of 10 years of comparable research.

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Gulf Air selects Michelin as tyre partner

Gulf Air selects Michelin as tyre partner

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Bahraini national airline Gulf Air has announced its selection of Michelin to equip every aircraft type within its fleet with tyres. Michelin’s supply to Gulf Air includes fitment on its new fleet of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, Airbus 320neo and Airbus 321neo planes.

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Michelin contributing to UAE ‘rubber asphalt’ project

30th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin is partnering with the United Arab Emirates’ Ministry of Infrastructure Development on a pilot project to pave roads with a ‘rubber asphalt’ produced from a mixture of concrete and rubber recycled from end of life tyres. The Ministry announced yesterday that a two-month trial of the new mixture will begin next week.

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Michelin inaugurates 3 million square foot distribution centre

Michelin inaugurates 3 million square foot distribution centre

29th April 2019 | 0 Comments

A giant new warehouse complex built by Michelin in the USA is now operational and capable of supplying tyres to up to three thousand regional customers. The Michelin Woodruff U70 distribution centre is, at 3 million square feet, the Michelin Group’s largest distribution centre.

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Stanley Travel trialling wheel security system

Stanley Travel trialling wheel security system

26th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Stanley Travel is one of the first coach and bus companies in the UK to trial the Michelin Wheel Security and Tyre Pressure Management System, and it considers its fitment an added reassurance against the risk of wheel loss.

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Michelin sales up 9.3% in Q1 2019

Michelin sales up 9.3% in Q1 2019

26th April 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin Group reports a 9.3 per cent increase in sales (at constant exchange rates) to 5.8 billion euros in the first quarter of 2018, a result it says was achieved “in difficult markets.” The company also notes that these sales “reflect the major contribution” of its recent acquisitions, Camso and Fenner.

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Michelin launches Tracker all-terrain motorcycle tyre

Michelin launches Tracker all-terrain motorcycle tyre

23rd April 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has introduced a new all-terrain motorcycle tyre. It’s called the Tracker, and with the tyre Michelin is targeting riders who take part in amateur competition as well as those who ride for leisure on a broad spectrum of terrains. The tyre maker says the tread pattern, grip and resilience of the Michelin Tracker make it “perfectly suited to riding on sand, mud and dirt.” The Tracker is also approved for road use.

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