The new tool — dubbed “MobileBlock” — was developed in partnership with SafeDrivePod International B.V., Michelin said, and is designed to help managers enforce company policies restricting unauthorized use of company-issued tablets and smartphones, thus limiting distractions.
LANGHAM, Saskatchewan—Michelin North America Inc. has expanded the range of its Tweel non-pneumatic tire/wheel hybrid with a pair of products designed for skid-steers with maximum loads of up to 4,400 pounds.
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.
Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin expects passenger car & light truck tire markets to decline by 1% year-on-year for the full year 2019.
A modest 1% growth is anticipated in the replacement segment, the company said in its quarterly report 25 July.
This, however, will fail to offset an expected 4.4% contraction in the OE segment, the French tire maker added.
Michelin also anticipates that the truck tire markets will decline more quickly in the second half, to end the year down 2%.
TUSTIN, Calif. — The 2020 Corvette is the first mid-engine version of Chevrolet’s iconic two-seat sports car in its 60-plus-year history – and the first Corvette to come OE with all-season tires.
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.
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.
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.
Alexis Garcin has been named the next chairman and president of Michelin North America. Garcin succeeds Scott Clark, who was recently promoted to the group executive committee as executive vice president, responsible for the global passenger car and light truck business, motorsports, experiences, and regional oversight of the Americas.
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.