USTMA Reflects on Selleck’s Retirement from Michelin

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On November 16, Michelin North America announced the retirement of Chairman and President Pete Selleck, effective Dec. 31, 2017, after six years in that role. His impact to the industry is praised and recognized by the USTMA among others.

Selleck is known for his dedication and service to the tire industry. Anne Forristall Luke, president and CEO of the U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association (USTMA), say Selleck “leaves a lasting legacy of visionary leadership” in the industry.

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Michelin acquires tire pressure control companies

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Clermont-Ferrand, France – Groupe Michelin has acquired two European tire pressure control systems suppliers as part of its bid to become a “total solutions provider” in the agriculture segment and improve its central tire inflation systems (CTIS).

The French tire maker announced 13 Nov that it had acquired German PTG Tire Inflation Systems and France-based Téléflow SAS, both specialised in tire pressure control systems which allow users to monitor and adapt tire pressures according to the terrain and conditions of use.

The move, explained the…

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Premium tires, mining lift sales at Michelin

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CLERMONT-FERRAND, France–Group Michelin registered a 5-percent rise in revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 to $5.88 billion on the combined effect of rising OE demand, a sustained rebound in demand for mining tires and a “highly favorable” price mix.

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Michelin North America joins RubiconPro hauler buying program

Rubicon Global, Atlanta, has announced that Michelin North America Inc., Greenville, South Carolina, has joined the RubiconPro buying program. With this addition, independent hauling and truck fleets will be offered discount pricing on new Michelin and BFGoodrich commercial tires and retreads. RubiconPro features fuel, equipment, financial, insurance and compliance benefits that previously were …

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Motorcycling – Michelin MotoGP deal extended until 2023

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – French manufacturer Michelin will continue to be the exclusive supplier of tyres to the MotoGP world championship until the end of 2023 after agreeing a new five-year deal with commercial rights holders Dorna Sports. Michelin took over from Bridgestone at the end of the 2015 season after the Japanese company spent seven years as the first exclusive provider of tyres to the series.

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Michelin Acquires Lehigh Technologies, a Specialty Materials Company

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GREENVILLE, S.C.Oct. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Michelin today announced that it has acquired Lehigh Technologies, a specialty materials company that uses patented cryogenic turbo mill technology to transform rubber from end-of-life tires and industrial goods into materials for new tires and other products, reducing the amount of raw materials initially needed, such as elastomers and fillers from oil- and rubber-based sources.

“We are always looking for ways to achieve safer and more sustainable mobility, including by using high-technology recycled materials, without compromising safety or other performances, while consuming less of the natural resources that are available in finite stocks,” said Pete Selleck, chairman and president of Michelin North America. “

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Michelin, NFL Hall of Famer Team Up for Teen Drivers

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In observance of National Teen Driver Safety Week, Michelin is teaming up with NFL great Emmitt Smith to encourage dialogue between parents and their teen drivers. Michelin’s “Coaching Your Teen Driver” effort provides a playbook full of tips, hands-on drills and tools that parents can use as a conversation starter to help teens master safe driving skills.

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Michelin develops custom tire for 2018 Ford Mustang GT

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Ford and Michelin engineers took learnings from the Ford GT supercar and Shelby GT350 Mustang to develop a custom Michelin Pilot Sport 4 S high-performance summer tire designed for optimal wet and dry grip, braking distance and lateral handling performance.

“We took everything we learned at the track, including feedback from professional drivers, to create a tire custom-tuned for Mustang GT,” said Gary Swingle, Michelin tire engineer.

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Michelin doubling truck tyre production capacity in India

Capacity at Michelin’s factory in Chennai, India will more than double to 30,000 tonnes a year by the end of 2018. Work has already begun on increasing truck tyre capacity at the Thervoy Kandigai plant, which currently makes 70 per cent of the commercial tyres Michelin sells in India, and the intention is for the plant to meet all Indian market demand for these products with tyres within two years.

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Michelin launches LTX Force tires for SUVs, light trucks

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To cater to the ever expanding SUV tire market, Michelin has recently launched the new LTX Force tires. The new line of tires are made for both SUVs and light trucks and is capable of performing in most terrains, be it on-road or off-road. It goes in line with the LTX Force’s tagline of “Whatever The Terrain, One Tire Handles It All.”

“Our target drivers are people whose lifestyle, location or profession demand driving on and off-road, and need the best experience on both type of terrain. So the launch of Michelin LTX Force reinforces our commitment not only to fulfill the needs and expectations of our customers with multiple exceptional performances, but also to respond to ever-changing market conditions in order to remain at the forefront of the industry,” said Michael Nunag, Chief Representative, Michelin Philippines.

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