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13 March 2015
Post-Geneva, there was no shortage of auto industry happenings this week.
22 September 2014
The 2014 Paris Mondial de l'Automobile opens to the press in early October. This month's Management Briefing offers a preview of the likely main new models, with a round up of the highlights to follow later next month.
11 July 2014
The boffins at Jaguar Land Rover revealed this week that they have come up with something akin to an on-board assistant built into your car.
9 July 2014
Michelin's quite fond of using the phrase "track to street" - it's a nifty way to neatly encapsulate what the tyre manufacturer is trying to do with its move into, well, if not quite Formula 1, then its electric cousin, Formula E.
7 April 2014
Pierre-Edouard Sorel joined Michelin in 2005. He started as a sales representative in France in trade marketing. At the end of 2007, he headed the market intelligence department of Michelin's Earthmover tyres product line and has been marketing manager for winter tyres in Europe since 2011. Sorel talked to Simon Warburton about legislation, labelling and the dealer benefits of winter tyre usage.
4 July 2012
Falken Tyres Europe is owned by Sumitomo Rubber Industries, the sixth largest manufacturer in terms of global tyre ranking, with facilities across Asia including four plants in Japan and further factories in Thailand, Indonesia and China. Falken Tyres managing director, Isamu Ishida, talked to Simon Warburton from the company's headquarters near Frankfurt in Germany.
4 July 2012
Michelin recently completed gruelling and independently verified testing of its Energy Saver + tyre and Agilis + [LCVs] with a marathon 30,000 km road trip starting in its home town of Clermont-Ferrrand and ending in Stockholm.
6 June 2011
Shell has just announced it is to build the world's first floating liquefied natural gas facility (FLNG) 200km off North-West Australia's coast. As well as that mammoth project, the energy giant is also heavily involved with the huge gas potential in Qatar with the Pearl Gas to Liquids (GTL) project - the world's largest GTL plant. Shell downstream director Mark Williams outlined some of his alternative fuels and transport thinking at the recent Challenge Bibendum sustainable mobility event in Berlin.
24 March 2017
At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Alpine presented its new A110 First Edition fitted with Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres in 205/40 ZR 18 front and 235/40 ZR 18 rear sizes and following this, all 1,955 production models will also be exclusively equipped with these...
9 March 2017
Michelin has announced 2016 net income up 42% to EUR1.7bn (US$1.8bn) while volumes rose 2.1%.
8 March 2017
Tyre manufacturer Michelin has been confirmed as the latest technical partner to join the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar programme. Founded in 1889, Michelin - one of the largest tyre companies in the world - has been at the forefront of tyre development for...
1 March 2017
European hydrogen mobility solutions leader Symbio has revealed a fuel cell integration plan for 5-7 seat Nissan electric vehicles for ultimate freedom at zero emissions to beat air pollution in urban areas, and with hopes to take the vehicle to the European...
28 February 2017
Michelin Americas Truck Tires said Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is being added to commercial truck tyres and retreads, enabling fleets to better manage their tyres throughout the full life cycle.
14 February 2017
Michelin has posted EUR2,692m (US$2,856m) in operating income for the year ended 31 December 2016, from recurring activities, up EUR235m at constant exchange rates. Volumes up 2.1%, outperforming the markets, passenger car and light truck tyres up 3%, truck...
14 December 2016
Specially developed versions of the Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres will be the sole track-focused original equipment fitment on the new Mercedes-AMG GT R. These road-legal Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres feature an optimised profile and asymmetric tread...
13 December 2016
BFGoodrich Tires has announced it is supplying its All-Terrain T/A off-road standard tyres for the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, billed as the most capable factory-available off-road pickup truck.
24 October 2016
Michelin has posted third quarter net sales down 2.5%to EUR5.2bn (US$5.7bn), while nine-month net sales dropped 2.1% to EUR15.5bn.
7 October 2016
Michelin has issued a stirring defence of its insistence a tyre tread depth of 1.6mm is consistent with safety and performance, insisting it sees "no reason" to move to 3mm or 4mm being pushed by some other manufacturers.
3 October 2016
Michelin says it it's business goal is 'not only' to manufacture tyres, but rather be part of solutions to increasingly complex mobility challenges.
27 September 2016
Michelin North America is advancing its plans to establish a distribution centre near Spartanburg, South Carolina, representing a combined investment of more than US$270m and approximately 350 jobs, the company announced on 26 September 2016. Construction...
1 September 2016
BFGoodrich Tyres, the company that created the first all-terrain tyre in 1976, on 31 August 2016, announced the launch of its tyre product line for trucks and buses in the Middle East and Africa. The BFGoodrich Truck Tyres portfolio will feature commercial...
30 August 2016
A Florida jury has ruled unanimously in favour of Michelin North America, in a high-profile product liability case that included claims filed by three plaintiffs who were involved in a 2009 rollover accident. The crash resulted in catastrophic brain injuries...
23 August 2016
Michelin Group began construction of its 69th global plant this week with an official ground-breaking and traditional first stone ceremony at the new site in León, Guanajuato, in central Mexico.
16 August 2016
Michelin North America said, it has reached favourable settlement agreements with Atturo Tyre Corporation and Svizz-One Corporation, regarding its patent infringement suit it filed on 13 May 2016 in US district court for the district of South Carolina in...
27 July 2016
Michelin posted first-half 2016 operating income rose from recurring activities, to EUR1,405m (US$1,546.40m), or 13.7% of net sales. Volumes up 2.5%, outpacing the markets Passenger car and light truck tyre markets rose over the period, with replacement...
13 July 2016
Michelin North America, on 8 July, 2016, announced that it will significantly increase the warehouse capacity of its BFGoodrich plant in Tuscaloosa by building onto the current storage facility. Construction on this project begins next month. BFGoodrich is...
5 July 2016
Michelin plans to build a factory in central Mexico to manufacture high-end tyres for passenger cars and light trucks.
28 June 2016
Michelin North America has invested more than US$3.1bn on manufacturing capacity and infrastructure and other developments since 2011 in support of its sustainable growth strategies, the company announced on 27 June, 2016. Michelin North America currently...
8 June 2016
Michelin Americas Truck Tyres, a division of Michelin North America, has introduced the Michelin X Works Z, an all-position tyre, for mixed on/off road applications that operate in demanding environments. The Michelin X Works Z is designed to improve uptime....
7 June 2016
Michelin said it was scaling up its competitiveness plan, targeting cost savings of EUR1.2bn (US$1.36bn) between 2017 and 2020 following expected annual savings of EUR200m to EUR250m in the period 2012-2016.
26 May 2016
At the Supplier Day event on 24 May 2016, Carlos Tavares, chairman of the managing board of PSA Group, and Yannick Bezard, executive vice-president, purchasing, honoured 15 suppliers for their commitment and the quality of their response to PSA Group...
17 May 2016
The annual meeting of Michelin shareholders was held on 13 May 2016, in Clermont-Ferrand under the chairmanship of chief executive officer Jean-Dominique Senard. Shareholders adopted all of the resolutions submitted for their approval. These concerned, in...
16 May 2016
On 13 May 2016, Michelin North America, filed suit against Atturo Tyre Corporation and Svizz-One Corporation, alleging they infringed a design patent covering the Michelin Latitude tyre tread design. Michelin filed the lawsuit in US district court for the...
4 May 2016
Michelin, the world’s tyre technology leader, on 3 May 2016, announced the launch of Michelin Pilot Sport tyres for the Middle East and African markets. The new Michelin Pilot Sport, developed in partnership with some of the world's most demanding...
22 April 2016
Michelin has unveiled first quarter net sales of EUR5.1bn (US$5.8bn), with volumes up 3.7%, increasing 4% for passenger car and light truck tyres, 3% for truck tyres and remaining stable (0%) for speciality businesses.
19 April 2016
Michelin has unveiled its new Michelin X Works range. It has been rolled out in Europe on 1 April 2016 both as original equipment and on the replacement market. It's designed to provide construction sector clients with the best possible productivity...
1 March 2016
Michelin is to cut nearly 500 jobs by the end of 2018 in its engineering division in Clermont-Ferrand, as well as the heavy truck retreading operation, although the tyre manufacturer stresses departures will be voluntary.
29 February 2016
Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, is launching the Michelin X Line Energy Z for line-haul steer applications. The SmartWay-verified tyre is guaranteed to deliver 20% more mileage than leading competitor line-haul steer tyres,...
Michelin SCA news
24 March 2017
At the 2017 Geneva Motor Show, Alpine presented its new A110 First Edition fitted with Michelin P...
9 March 2017
Michelin has announced 2016 net income up 42% to EUR1.7bn (US$1.8bn) while volumes rose 2.1%....
8 March 2017
Tyre manufacturer Michelin has been confirmed as the latest technical partner to join the Aston M...
1 March 2017
European hydrogen mobility solutions leader Symbio has revealed a fuel cell integration plan for...
28 February 2017
Michelin Americas Truck Tires said Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology is being adde...
14 February 2017
Michelin has posted EUR2,692m (US$2,856m) in operating income for the year ended 31 December 2016...