Michelin Announces Price Increase For Commercial Tire Lines In US, Canada 

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Michelin North America Inc. has announced a price increase up to 6% for the commercial Uniroyal tire line and select off-highway products in the United States and Canada. The increases will be effective July 1, with additional details provided directly to customers.

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Michelin, GM to forge ahead with airless tire/wheel concept as OE option

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MONTREAL — Michelin Group, in partnership with General Motors Co., is taking its development of a maintenance-free, non-pneumatic tire to the next level with the “Uptis” prototype that the two companies said could be market ready as an OE fitment by 2024.

Michelin and GM presented the next-generation airless tire/wheel concept during the Movin’On Summit for sustainable mobility, under way in Montreal through June 6.

Uptis — Unique Punctureproof Tire System — is based on the fundamentals of Michelin’s Tweel tire/wheel product, introduced at the 2005 Detroit Auto Show, according to Eric Vinesse, Michelin executive vice president, research and development.

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Bridgestone, Goodyear, Hankook, Michelin earn GM supplier honors

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DETROIT — General Motors Co. has named Bridgestone Americas Inc., Goodyear, Hankook Tire America Corp. and Michelin North America suppliers of the year for 2018.

The four tire makers are among 133 suppliers to earn the recognition, which GM presented recently in Detroit during its 27th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony.

GM selected suppliers from 15 countries to receive the award for going “above and beyond GM’s requirements,” providing customers with the most innovative technologies and delivering quality vehicles.

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Tire maker Michelin to buy telematics group Masternaut – Reuters

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PARIS (Reuters) – French tire maker Michelin has agreed to buy telematics company Masternaut for an undisclosed amount, in a deal Michelin said would increase its presence in the field of customer services. Masternaut manages over 220,000 mostly light utility vehicles under contract, and Michelin’s takeover of the company was made on the basis of 8 times 2018 EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) before synergies.

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Michelin’s RoadBib tractor tire designed for on-road versatility

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GREENVILLE, S.C.—Michelin North America is adding the RoadBib, a directional tractor tire designed to make tractors more versatile and as effective on road as off, to its agricultural tire lineup.

Available in two sizes, the RoadBib is designed for uses such as manure and silage hauling; spraying and spreading tasks; and public works projects where the tractor travels more miles on the road than in the field.

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Michelin opens major warehouse in South Carolina

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Woodruff, South Carolina – Michelin North America Inc. has put into operation a 3 million-sq.-ft. distribution centre in Woodruff that the tire maker claims is capable of processing over 200,000 tires a day.

The $270 million, five-building complex, under construction since November 2016, is capable of warehousing up to 4 million tires, Michelin said.

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Michelin, Continental Named to Forbes Best Large Employer List

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Named to the No. 1 spot last year, Michelin has been ranked No. 10 this year by the magazine and Continental is listed at No. 67 on Forbes’ list.

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Michelin tires fitted on All Nippon Airways’ A380s

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Paris – Japan’s largest airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) will fit Michelin aircraft tires on all Airbus A380 planes used on a new Hawaii route.

The Michelin Air X radial tire was chosen “following a rigorous selection process,” Michelin announced 17 April.

The selected tire features Michelin’s patented near zero growth (NZG) technology.

The NZG technology is claimed to extend the tire’s service life through the use of a composite made of linear polyamide and aramid fibres.

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U.S. Tire Manufacturers Recognized for Achievement in Worker Safety

The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA) awarded seven tire manufacturers with a 2019 Sustainability Award for Safety and Health for their work in advancing occupational health and safety.

“USTMA members share an aspirational vision for the U.S. tire manufacturing industry of zero injuries and illnesses in the workplace,” said Anne Forristall Luke, USTMA president and CEO.

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Michelin Wins ‘Best In Corporate Social Responsibility’ Recognition At 2019 PRWeek Awards

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Research shows that improperly maintained tires are contributing to the No. 1 cause of teen deaths in the U.S. – car accidents. To ensure teens take tire safety seriously, Michelin North America connected the dots between sneakers and tires to ignite kids’ awareness about how proper air pressure and tread depth can save lives.

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