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Rubberway: Michelin & Continental team up for rubber supply chain JV

Rubberway: Michelin & Continental team up for rubber supply chain JV

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

The natural rubber supply chain is very complex. It includes around six million farmers, 100,000 intermediaries and over 500 processing plants. To bring greater transparency to the supply chain, two ‘top-five’ tyre makers are now cooperating with a third party in a joint venture: Michelin and Continental, together with IT agricultural specialist Smag, have formed a company to further develop and deploy a technological solution for mapping sustainability practices. The client-facing portion of this technology is a smartphone app called Rubberway.

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Michelin-Continental JV not tyre related

Michelin-Continental JV not tyre related

12th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin has responded to news published by Reuters yesterday regarding a joint venture with Continental and French agricultural IT services company SMAG. It confirms that the three parties will enter into a joint venture, however it will not be – as stated by Reuters – related to tyre production.

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Michelin tyres OE on Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire

Michelin tyres OE on Harley-Davidson’s electric LiveWire

9th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Harley-Davidson has gone and made itself an electric motorcycle – and Michelin has developed tyres to fit the ‘e-hog’. Michelin Scorcher Sport tyres have been selected as original equipment for the new Harley-Davidson LiveWire.

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High praise from colleagues seals a return to Michelin for Suffolk Fire and Rescue

High praise from colleagues seals a return to Michelin for Suffolk Fire and Rescue

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service has returned to fitting Michelin tyres on its heavy fire appliances, after positive feedback from other stations across the UK praised the tyres’ exceptional grip and stability in all weather conditions.

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Michelin accompanies Bugatti beyond 300 mph

Michelin accompanies Bugatti beyond 300 mph

6th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Last month, a Bugatti Chiron became the first near production car in the world to break the 300 mph barrier, after reaching an independently verified speed of 304.773 mph (490.484 km/h) at Volkswagen’s Ehra-Lessien test track in Germany. The Chiron wore Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 – the world’s fastest street legal tyre – for the speed record attempt.

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Michelin sets up German plant for larger rim diameter tyres

Michelin sets up German plant for larger rim diameter tyres

5th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Tyre production at Michelin’s plant in Bad Kreuznach, Germany has been supplemented by a new facility dedicated to making 18- and 19-inch rim diameter tyres. Its entry into operation introduces the larger diameter into the plant’s production portfolio for the first time. The new machinery replaces equipment used to manufacture 14- and 15-inch tyres, products that have seen a significant drop in customer demand.

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Michelin launches Road 5 GT

Michelin launches Road 5 GT

5th September 2019 | 0 Comments

Long-distance touring enthusiasts rejoice: Michelin had introduced a GT version of its Road 5. The tyre maker states that the Michelin Road 5 GT has been “developed in exactly the same spirit and to the same rigorous standards” as its 2018-launched sibling, but focuses on the specific requirements of touring bike riders looking for “safety, comfort, long life, stability and sheer riding enjoyment” in a range of conditions.

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‘One-sided, unrepresentative, unrealistic’ – Michelin criticises Auto Bild tyre test

‘One-sided, unrepresentative, unrealistic’ – Michelin criticises Auto Bild tyre test

3rd September 2019 | 0 Comments

As we reported in July, progress is being made at European and international levels towards deciding on a wet grip test for worn tyres. Michelin actively supports this development and claims that driving on tyres to the legal tread depth of 1.6mm can be completely safe. The tyre maker is therefore critical of a magazine test that suggests this isn’t the case at all.

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Michelin ‘official tyre technology partner’ for Gran Turismo

Michelin ‘official tyre technology partner’ for Gran Turismo

27th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Sony has appointed Michelin ‘official tyre technology partner’ for its PlayStation brand’s Gran Turismo franchise. The collaboration was announced in New York on 23 August, at the PlayStation Theater on Broadway.

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GKN develops Michelin X Tweel wheel

GKN develops Michelin X Tweel wheel

22nd August 2019 | 0 Comments

Unveiled in July, the Michelin X TWEEL SSL 2 - an airless tyre for skid steers - features a completely new wheel developed and manufactured by GKN Wheels. The Tweel is a single, fully-integrated unit which replaces the traditional tyre/wheel/valve assembly. This means there is no need for costly and time-consuming wheel and tyre mounting to be carried out - and once the unit is bolted to the vehicle, there is no air pressure to maintain.

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Michelin raising tyre prices in USA, Canada

5th August 2019 | 0 Comments

Michelin North America says that prices for selected Michelin and BFGoodrich passenger and light truck tyres will increase by up to five per cent from 1 September. Specific details haven’t been publicly announced – Michelin invites its customers to “discuss details concerning the price increase directly with account managers.”

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Michelin renews, expands its work with WWF France

Michelin renews, expands its work with WWF France

30th July 2019 | 0 Comments

The 2015-initiated collaboration between the Michelin Group and the French office of the World Wide Fund for Nature has been renewed for a further four years. The tyre maker will continue working with WWF France towards sustainability within the natural rubber market. In the coming four years, the partnership will further develop an existing pilot project in Indonesia and additionally open up the collaboration to include sustainable mobility and the protection of biodiversity.

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Michelin – European tyre volumes down in H1 2019

26th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Weaker demand from vehicle manufacturers put the brakes on Michelin’s business in Europe in the first half of 2019. The company attributes the slackening of original equipment demand to a number of factors.

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Prologue debut for Michelin’s 2019/20 WEC tyres

Prologue debut for Michelin’s 2019/20 WEC tyres

24th July 2019 | 0 Comments

Goodyear is making headlines for its global motorsport comeback, but is by no means the only tyre maker presenting its latest tyres for the 2020 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) at this week’s Prologue test. Michelin says it has also brought its freshly-developed endurance tyres to Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya in Spain to give teams and drivers a “valuable opportunity” to fine-tune their cars’ set-ups ahead of the WEC season opener at Silverstone on 1 September.

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Wheely-Safe secures major order from Aberdeen City Council

Wheely-Safe secures major order from Aberdeen City Council

22nd July 2019 | 0 Comments

Wheely-Safe reports that Aberdeen City Council is fitting Michelin Tyre Pressure Management System (TPMS) Light Fleet across 200 new Renault light commercial vehicles. It has been specified on all new Renault Kangoo, Master and Trafic vehicles – comprising a mix of panel vans, plus chassis cabs with Derby, dropside and tipper bodies – joining the council’s vehicle fleet in 2019.

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