Michelin to immediately, permanently close Scotland tire plant


DUNDEE, Scotland—Michelin’s passenger tire plant in Dundee, targeted for closure by year-end, instead immediately will close permanently due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Movin’On World Summit on Sustainable Mobility Cancelled

Faced with this unprecedented global health crisis, the main priority of the Movin’On team is to protect the health of our employees, our ecosystem partners and our participants. This is why we have decided to cancel the Movin’On World Summit, which was planned to take place in Montreal.

Florent Menegaux, President of the Michelin Group, and Honorary President of Movin’On

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Michelin gauges tire market decline

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Tire market data as of 29 Feb shows that the Covid-19 crisis has led to a 9% year-on-year decline in the global passenger car and light truck tire market, Michelin has reported.

Meanwhile, worldwide demand for truck tires was down 16% over the first two months of this year as a result of pandemic, according to the French tire group.

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Michelin has high hopes for new-look X-Ice tires

NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-MERCI, Quebec—When Michelin asked tire dealers and distributors what they wanted in the company’s next winter tire, they said looks were everything.

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Michelin opens first zero-emission plant

Clermont-Ferrand, France – Michelin has inaugurated its first zero emission plant in Les Gravanches, near Clermont-Ferrand, the French tire maker has announced.

Powered 100% by renewable energy and with zero CO2 emissions, the plant is the “first of its kind” in the world, said Michelin CEO Florent Menegaux during an annual results conference call 10 Feb.

Built in 2001, the facility manufactures ultra-high performance tires for high-end cars and motorcycles, according to the French press.

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Michelin unveils X-Ice Snow, its next-gen winter tire

NOTRE-DAME-DE-LA-MERCI, Quebec — What Michelin designed in the X-Ice Snow — the successor to the X-Ice Xi3 — is a tire that looks the part, performs well and should give buyers an extra season of use.

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Michelin voted Tire Manufacturer of the year at 2020 Tire Tech Expo

Michelin has been voted Tire Manufacturer of the year for the second consecutive year at the 2020 Tire Technology Expo in Hanover, Germany.

“The award recognizes Michelin’s progress in terms of performance over the life of its products, and the group’s conviction of the need to test tires in used condition; a conviction now shared by the industry and the European legislator who will make these tests compulsory in 2024, the company said in a press release.”

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Double whammy for Michelin at Tire Tech awards


Hanover, Germany – Michelin has won two titles of ‘tire manufacturer of the year’ and ‘tire technology of the year’ at the Tire Technology International Awards 2020 in Hanover.

The company won the award for tire manufacturer of the year for the second year in a row, recognising its “commitment to produce efficient, innovative and sustainable products.”

In addition, the judging panel honoured Michelin’s airless concept tire Uptis as the tire technology of the year.

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Airless tires – Tire Technology Expo interview with Cyrille Roget, Michelin Group

Cyrille Roget, technical and scientific communication director, Michelin Group, asks if it’s time to take the air out of tires, ahead of his presentation on the company’s new UPTIS puncture-proof airless prototype at next week’s Tire Technology Expo Conference.

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Michelin Appoints Andrew Mutch as President of Its Canadian Operations

Michelin North America (Canada) Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Mutch as President of its Canadian operations. 

With over 30 years with the company, Andrew has spent time in all three Nova Scotia manufacturing sites, as well as in Oklahoma and South Carolina. He has held roles in industrial engineering, manufacturing management, human resources, and strategic planning and investments. 

In addition to his role as President, Andrew will retain his current duties as Plant Manager in Michelin Bridgewater and Manager of Tire Operations in Michelin Pictou County. 

Born and raised in the Maritimes, Andrew has a vested interest in the long-term success of Michelin in Nova Scotia and is proud of the positive impact that the company has on our families, communities, and the economic health of our province. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Lunenburg Academy of Music Performance (LAMP). Previously, he has served on the Board of Directors for the Bridgewater and Area Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors for the Bridgewater Development Association, and Crombie House in New Minas.