Michelin Dominates the Conversation Among Automotive Influencers

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In 2017 the brand that had the overwhelming share the tire conversation was Michelin with a convincing 20.15 percent of the discussion. In second was Nitto Tires with roughly half that at 11.97 percent of the conversation. The third most discussed brand at 10.76 was BFGoodrich, edging out Goodyear at 9.2 percent. Rounding out the top five is Pirelli at 8.06 percent of the conversation.

 

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Michelin introduces ag tires, sponsors skid-steer demo on Tweel

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SASKATOON, Saskatchewan — Michelin North America Inc. exhibited two new agricultural tires, the Michelin CrossGrip and the Michelin AxioBib2, at the Ag in Motion outdoor farm expo in Saskatoon.

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Michelin launches two new underground mining tires

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Michelin North America is launching its most aggressive answer for underground mining (UGM) tires, specifically made for loaders and transport machines operating in extreme conditions.

Available immediately, the Michelin X Mine D2 Pro and the XSM D2+ Pro Line of tires is designed with three key benefits: increased load capacity, improved tire life and improved aggression resistance.

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Michelin Strengthens Its Global Leadership Position in the Specialty Businesses with the Acquisition of Camso

Michelin and Camso today reached an agreement whereby Michelin will acquire Camso, headquartered in Magog, Quebec, Canada, and whereby the two companies’ off-the-road (OTR) operations will be combined to form a new division to be managed from Quebec. Led by a set of common values and a strong tradition of innovation and R&D at both Michelin and Camso, and backed by high-quality teams, the strategic partnership makes the newly created entity the world leader in OTR mobility.

Reporting net sales of US$1 billion, Camso has been designing, manufacturing and marketing OTR mobility solutions since 1982. Camso is a market leader in rubber tracks for farm equipment and snowmobiles, and in solid and bias tires for material handling equipment. It also ranks among the top three players in the construction market, in track and tire solutions for small heavy equipment. Leveraging its technological leadership in tracks and related systems, its competitive manufacturing footprint, particularly in Sri Lanka, and strong customer awareness of its CAMSO and SOLIDEAL brands, Camso has demonstrated its ability to grow rapidly, expanding at an average pace of 7% per year since 2012.

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The Michelin Man turns 120

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Bibendum, the Michelin Man, has turned 120. Dreamed up by the Michelin brothers and cartoonist “O’Galop” and designed from a stack of tyres, the Michelin Man has accompanied generation after generation of travellers all around the world.

Born in 1898, Bibendum (the Michelin Man’s real name) has undergone many changes over the years as Michelin’s brand icon.

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Game Changing Technology: The tires of the future (part 1)

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The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic.

Beyond that, the variables in play—new materials, new manufacturing methods, changing vehicle designs and needs, etc.—present an evolving spider web of tire design parameters that put all design features, except round, into play.

To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Rubber & Plastics News surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design.

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Michelin’s ‘auto-regenerate’ tire wins EPO award

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Munich, Germany – The European Patent Office (EPO) has awarded Micheli’s ‘auto-regenerate’ tire the European inventor award 2018 in the industry category.

At a 7 June event in Paris, Michelin’s researchers Agnès Poulbot and Jacques Barraud were recognised for their work on a new generation of tires, Marketed as the RegenionTM tire technology.

The tread design, carried out by 3D metal printing, includes several unique layers of tread within the same tire.

As the…

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Michelin Celebrates 10 Years Of A Closed-Loop Process Using Micronized Rubber Powder In North America

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GREENVILLE, S.C., June 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Michelin North America retread business recently celebrated a decade of business with Lehigh Technologies, a Georgia-based company that manufactures Micronized Rubber Powders. The Michelin Group’s partnership with Lehigh…

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Michelin Launches Axle-Drive Tire for Fleets Operating in ‘Extreme Conditions’

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Michelin North America is launching its most aggressive drive-axle tire, specifically made for energy sector and logging fleets operating in extreme conditions.

Available Aug. 1, the Michelin X Works Grip D tire is designed for on- and off-road use for fleets and owner-operators who are focused on traction to maximize safety, uptime and efficiency. This tire evolves from a client-centric co-creation process with drivers who travel the world’s most demanding roads.

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Michelin and Maxion Wheels Receive 2018 CLEPA Innovation Award for Cooperation

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Michelin, one of the world’s largest tire makers and Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, received a 2018 CLEPA Innovation Award at this year’s European Association of Automotive Suppliers (CLEPA) Innovation Award program. The jury recognized the two companies’ joint innovation efforts that resulted in the latest wheel invention, the ACORUS Flexible Wheel, with third place in the “Cooperation” category during the June 13, 2018 award ceremony.

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