Michelin Tweel Solves Labor Downtime for Home Depot Rental Division

GREENVILLE, S.C., March 2, 2021 — Working with the Michelin Tweel product team, the rental division of Home Depot found a permanent solution for  its rapidly broadening DIY and Pro-customer fleet portfolio of the popular ZTR mowers by outfitting them with the MICHELIN® X® TWEEL® Turf airless radial caster and tires. …

As of last fall, the full conversion for both rear-drive tire assemblies and front casters was made at Home Depot across the U.S. The solution has resulted in the elimination of every single service call, downtime and negative customer experience based on tires as the root cause. The technician labor hours, which had been in the hundreds of hours, and the parts cost, which had been in the tens of thousands, have been eliminated.

 

 

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In 2050, MICHELIN tires will be 100% sustainable

By 2050, MICHELIN tires will be made entirely from renewable, recycled, biosourced or otherwise sustainable materials.

Inspired by the VISION concept tire introduced in 2017, an airless, connected, rechargeable and entirely sustainable solution, the Michelin Group is committed to making its tires 100% sustainable by 2050. Today, nearly 30%* of the components used in the manufacture of tires produced by the Michelin Group are already made from natural, recycled or otherwise sustainable raw materials. A Michelin tire is a high-tech product comprising more than 200 ingredients. The main one is natural rubber, but the many ingredients also include synthetic rubber, metal, fibers and components that strengthen a tire’s structure, like carbon black, silica and plasticizers (resins, etc.). Incorporated in perfect proportions, these materials interact to deliver an optimal balance of performance, driveability and safety, while steadily reducing the tire’s environmental impact.
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Michelin to ship tires by sail in effort to reduce emissions

French multinational Michelin Tire has signed up to ship some of the tires it makes in Nova Scotia across the Atlantic to France on a cargo vessel powered mainly by sail.

The agreement with Neoline, a startup shipping line based in Nantes, France, is being explained as an effort to reduce Michelin’s greenhouse gas emissions.

“This initiative and this new partnership promote innovation in the field of carbon-free transport,” Pierre-Martin Huet, Michelin Group’s supply chain director, said in a statement.

Michelin has committed to move about 100 containers a year from Halifax to the port of Saint-Nazaire in Brittany on a yet-to-be-built commercial sailing ship when it begins a new transatlantic service in 2023.

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Michelin CFO sees two major changes post-Covid: More durable materials and electrification

Yves Chapot, chief financial officer at Michelin, discusses the company’s full-year 2020 results.

Against the backdrop of a global pandemic, the Group reported sales of €20 billion, down 15%, and segment operating income of €1.9 billion, representing 9.2% of sales.

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Michelin Wins Sustainability Award for Natural Rubber Sustainable Supply Chain

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 17 December 2020 – Michelin has won the ‘Smart Mobility’ award from the European Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (EuroCham) at its inaugural EuroCham Sustainability Awards 2020, held virtually on November 17, 2020. The award recognized Michelin’s continued efforts to ensure that its raw materials, in particular natural rubber, are sustainably and ethically sourced.

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Improved Michelin tire geared for vans, pickups, and light trucks

Michelin unveiled its all-new Agilis 3 tire, designed specifically for light commercial vehicles including light trucks, vans, and pickups. During the online launch event, company executives explained how the need for “sustainable mobility” has been magnified by the COVID-19 pandemic — with logistics being a crucial cog of daily life.

Michelin thus sees the newest iteration of the Agilis line as a decisive answer to the even more important role of mobility during this time, and is another expression of how the brand is working to make tires last as long as possible while assuring safety and performance throughout their life cycle.

The Agilis 3 is particularly positioned to “play a central role in the new normal,” as it takes its place as Michelin’s primary product in the segment.

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Air France selected Michelin as the exclusive tire supplier for its aircraft fleet

Air France has renewed its trust in Michelin and has selected the French group as the exclusive tyre supplier for its aircraft fleet. The Michelin Group will equip the company’s short-, medium- and long-haul aircrafT (1) with new or retreaded tyres notably produced at the Saint Doulchard plant in Bourges, France.

Air France’s aircraft will be equipped with the most modern aircraft tyres, such as Radial Michelin® AIR X tyres incorporating NZG (Near Zero Growth) technology. Designed to guarantee a constant tyre diametre, this technology provides aircraft tyres with greater durability and exceptional resistance.

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Quebec Once Proposed Outlawing Motorcycle Riding In The Winter And It Sort Of Makes Sense

As Canada Moto Guide notes, much of Europe already has laws in place to require the use of winter tires for all vehicles in specific months. This alone takes a lot of motorcycles off of roads. However, some governments want to take it a step further: A couple of years ago, Quebec proposed a ban on motorcycles from its roads entirely during the winter months. During a cold ride to a flight lesson I realized it’s not entirely crazy.

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Michelin Joins TBC’s Aligned in Hope Charity in January

TBC Corporation has announced that Michelin North America will support Aligned in Hope, a partnership TBC created with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) in 2020.

During the month of January, Michelin North America, headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, will support Aligned in Hope with a donation.

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Purcell Tire Joins Michelin’s Commercial, Retreading Networks

Purcell Tire & Rubber Co., the ninth-largest commercial tire dealer in the country and the fifth-largest retreader, is joining the Michelin Commercial Service Network and Michelin Retread Technologies Inc. and Oliver Rubber Co. LLC retreading networks.

With 65 service locations and five retread plants in 15 states, Purcell Tire is also the largest retreader of OTR tires in North America. 

“After a 30-year relationship with Michelin, Purcell Tire is honored to be a part of a very exclusive network of dealers focused on offering the best products and services for commercial and OTR fleets,” says Bob Purcell, owner of Purcell Tire.

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