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Michelin shares advice to help fleets reduce running costs

Michelin shares advice to help fleets reduce running costs

18th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Businesses could be extending their tyre replacement intervals and taking advantage of greater efficiency savings if company car and van drivers were encouraged to take greater care of their tyres, advises Michelin’s fleet team. The tyre manufacturer is prompting fleet managers to remind drivers of four simple steps they can take to extend tyre life, improve uptime, cut running costs and reduce environmental impact.

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Tough times: Michelin evaluating situation for German plant

Tough times: Michelin evaluating situation for German plant

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The workforce at the Michelin tyre plant in Hallstadt, Germany was told yesterday that tough times lie ahead. These words came from plant manager Jens Schlemmer; he informed employees that demand for tyres from the factory has been affected by the current tense market situation the country’s carmakers and their suppliers are facing.

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Evolved Michelin Air X tyre homologated for E170

16th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a rigorous battery of tests, Embraer has approved a new version of the Michelin Air X radial as original equipment for its Embraer E170. The Michelin Air X M19602 is thus now available for the Embraer E170 main gear.

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Michelin/CFAO distribution deal gets Kenya competition authority approval

15th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has approved Michelin’s bid to form a tyre distribution joint venture with Toyota Kenya’s parent firm CFAO to sell tyres in Kenya and Uganda.

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Tructyre ATS transition now complete

Tructyre ATS transition now complete

11th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Last October, Tructyre ATS announced plans to create a new nationwide tyre management specialist with the merger of Tructyre and ATS Euromaster’s heavy tyre operation. The company says that after “eight months of hard work” it has completed this transition.

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Goodwood: All-electric Mustang named festival Showstopper

Goodwood: All-electric Mustang named festival Showstopper

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The Michelin Supercar Paddock has concluded its eighth year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed with the Charge Auto Mustang confirmed as the 2019 Showstopper of the Festival.

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Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

Michelin: Wet grip testing at 1.6mm will provide greater transparency

10th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The debate over how much tread depth is sufficient and recommendable has been going on for years. While some tyre makers and motoring groups support changing the legal minimum tread depth to 3mm as a move towards greater peace of mind, Michelin has been a vocal advocate of not only keeping 1.6mm the legal minimum but of actually using tyres right down to this tread depth. It is also one of a growing number of parties calling for legislation that informs consumers how tyres perform when worn. Earlier this month, Michelin shared the latest developments in the quest for ‘Long Lasting Performance’.

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O’Shea joins GX2 Technology Group

O’Shea joins GX2 Technology Group

8th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Martin O’Shea has been appointed to the new position of quality test engineer/manager at GX2 Technology Group, the parent company of joint Michelin licensees Wheely-Safe and Fit2Go TPMS.

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Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

Bridgestone pulling away at the top of global tyre manufacturer rankings

3rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

This month’s magazine includes our annual leading tyre manufacturers table (click here for more). Ranking the world’s biggest and big tyre firms in this way gives everyone a baseline reference for gauging different firms’ performance and – if previous years are anything to go by – it can be a real conversation starter as well.

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Worn out – or just worn?

Worn out – or just worn?

3rd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has been a vocal advocate of whole life tyre performance for several years now. Its belief that tyres should perform safely until reaching the legal tread depth limit of 1.6mm is gaining traction, and Michelin is confident that, within the next few years, tyre labelling will provide greater insight into how wear affects performance, particularly in wet conditions. The tyre maker is currently reiterating its commitment to ‘Long Lasting Performance’ and sharing the latest efforts to better inform tyre buyers. Further details will be reported here on Tyrepress.com and in next month’s Tyres & Accessories magazine.

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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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Michelin Fleet Panel pushes for clarity on company car tax

Michelin Fleet Panel pushes for clarity on company car tax

1st July 2019 | 0 Comments

Members of the Michelin Fleet Panel have requested Transport Select Committee member and MP for Stoke-On-Trent South, Jack Brereton, to seek clarity from the government on tax changes in preparation for the introduction of the Worldwide harmonised Light vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) from April 2020.

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Boughey Distribution invests in trailer telematics for entire fleet

Boughey Distribution invests in trailer telematics for entire fleet

27th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Boughey Distribution, part of NWF Group, is rolling out Michelin’s EffiTrailer telematics system across all 236 trailers in its fleet. The move follows a trial organised by local Michelin advocate dealer Quinton Tyres. which demonstrated the potential further safety and efficiency improvements of the technology. The Nantwich-based logistics firm ran EffiTrailer on 12 standard length trailers and 10 Longer Semi-Trailers (LSTs) for more than a year, collecting a wealth of data and experience, before making the investment.

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Michelin selects BETC as strategic agency

24th June 2019 | 0 Comments

Following a bidding process, Michelin has chosen French advertising agency BETC as its new strategic agency. The tyre maker says its final choice was between BETC and Ogilvy.

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Michelin & Safran conduct flight tests on connected aircraft tyre

Michelin & Safran conduct flight tests on connected aircraft tyre

21st June 2019 | 0 Comments

A first for Michelin – the tyre maker reports that, along with Safran Landing Systems, it conducted a test flight of a connected aircraft tyre. Testing of the PresSense tyre took place at the Istres air base in southern France on 13 June, using a Dassault Aviation Falcon 2000S.

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