Michelin SCA


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Cleaner, connected, ‘breathing’ tyres

30 April 2018

The tyre is a highly complex product packed with advanced material engineering. Continuing just-auto/QUBE’s series of research snapshots, this one focuses on some recent advances in the tyres arena.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Out 'n' about with Mazda

13 March 2015

Post-Geneva, there was no shortage of auto industry happenings this week.


Management briefing: Paris show preview

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.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Advanced tech drives the news

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.

Latest interviews


INTERVIEW: Michelin winter tyres Europe

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.


INTERVIEW: Falken Tyres MD, Isamu Ishida

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.


INTERVIEW: Michelin car/LCV marketing Gary Guthrie

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.


INTERVIEW: Shell downstream director Mark Williams

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.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Michelin on the road to sustainability

1 June 2018

At Movin'On 2018, Michelin is announcing its ambitious plan to ensure that by 2048, all of its tyres will be manufactured using 80% sustainable materials and 100% of all tyres will be recycled. Today, the world-wide recovery rate for tyres is 70% and...


Michelin Russia builds on export and premium

30 May 2018

Michelin says it exports around 30% of its production from Russia, as the tyre supplier also looks to build on its domestic presence in the country, including many premium brands.


Michelin records Q1 net sales up 1.4% to EUR5.2bn

27 April 2018

Michelin has recorded first-quarter net sales up 1.4% at constant exchange rates to EUR5.2bn (US$6.2bn).


just-auto Plus only Michelin/CFAO to market tyres in Kenya/Uganda

26 March 2018

CFAO and Michelin announced the conclusion of an agreement for the import and distribution of premium quality tyres in Kenya and Uganda, in a joint venture owned 51% by CFAO and 49% by Michelin. The governance is equally divided between CFAO and...


Michelin appoints Adeline Challon-Kemoun as EVP

28 February 2018

Michelin says Adeline Challon-Kemoun will join as a member of the Group Executive Committee, EVP, Brands, Sustainable Development, Communications and Public Affairs.


Michelin records 2017 net income of EUR1.69bn

13 February 2018

Michelin has posted 2017 profit up 1.5% to EUR1.69bn (US$2.1bn), while operating income from recurring activities was EUR2.7bn or 12.5% of net sales, up EUR145m.


Michelin reorganises into ten global regions

9 January 2018

Michelin is restructuring into ten newly-created regions worldwide as it looks to expand digital services and processes, as well as give staff more autonomy.


Michelin North America appoints new leaders

20 December 2017

Michelin Group has named Scott Clark as the next chairman and president of its North America operations, effective 1 January, while Joanie Martin has been announced as chief administrative officer, a newly created role in the company.


Hyundai/Michelin to develop nextgen tyres for EVs

15 November 2017

Hyundai Motor has signed a technical partnership with Michelin to equip next-generation tyres for electric and luxury vehicles. The co-operative deal links the research and development work of the two companies and will enable Hyundai Motor to strengthen its capabilities in tyre performance technology.


just-auto Plus only Iveco presents new Stralis X-Way

30 October 2017

The Stralis X-Way is Iveco’s completely new range specifically developed for vocational and construction logistics missions, which provides the Perfect Crossing for on-road applications requiring off-road mobility. The Stralis X-Way delivers...


Michelin records 9M net sales up 6% to EUR16.4bn

23 October 2017

Michelin has posted nine-month net sales to September, 2017 up 6% to EUR16.4bn (US$19.2bn) and confirms its guidance for the year.


Michelin acquires Lehigh Technologies

19 October 2017

Michelin has acquired Lehigh Technologies, a materials company which uses cryogenic turbo mill technology to transform rubber from end-of-life tyres and industrial goods.


just-auto Plus only Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tyres selected for Mustang

18 October 2017

Summer might now be in the rearview mirror, but it’s never too early to start thinking about the next one. Ford and Michelin engineers took learnings from the Ford GT supercar and Shelby GT350 Mustang to develop a custom Michelin Pilot Sport 4S...


Michelin urges action on global growth impact

13 October 2017

Michelin says society has to do something "now" to reduce the impact of rising global vehicle ownership and is citing its promotion of minimum tread depth of 1.6mm as it looks to convince the industry of its arguments and avoid planned obsolescence.


just-auto Plus only Maxion wheel with Acorus Tech launched at IAA

14 September 2017

Innovation has always been part of Michelin’s genetic code – driving mobility and tyre developments for more than 100 years. Now with Michelin Acorus Technology, in partnership with Maxion Wheels, Michelin is reinventing the wheel to help eliminate...


just-auto Plus only Michelin settles lawsuit with Tyre Recappers

13 September 2017

Michelin North America, has settled its lawsuit against Tyre Recappers of Nashville, which focused on design patent infringements for the popular BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 and Michelin LTX M/S2 tyres produced by Michelin in the US. The companies have...


Michelin posts H1 net income up 12% to EUR863m

26 July 2017

Michelin has unveiled half-year net income up 12% to EUR863m (US$1bn) , while volume rose 4.1%, dampened in Q2 by heavy buying in Q1 ahead of price increases.


GM collaborates with suppliers over rubber supply

16 May 2017

General Motors says it is commited to sourcing sustainable natural rubber in its tyres to drive the industry towards net-zero deforestation and uphold human and labour rights.


just-auto Plus only Michelin Pilot tyres selected for Alpine A110

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...


Michelin posts 2016 profit up 42% to EUR1.7bn

9 March 2017

Michelin has announced 2016 net income up 42% to EUR1.7bn (US$1.8bn) while volumes rose 2.1%.


just-auto Plus only Michelin tyres selected for Aston Martin Valkyrie

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...


just-auto Plus only Symbio reveals hydrogen FCell integrated Nissan EV

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...


Michelin adds RFID to truck tyres

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.


just-auto Plus only Michelin sales up 12.9% in 2016

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...


just-auto Plus only Michelin tyres selected for Mercedes-AMG GT R

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...


BFGoodrich supplies Ford F-150 Raptor tyres

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.


Michelin posts Q3 net sales down 2.5% to EUR5.2bn

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.


Michelin mounts robust case for 1.6mm tyre tread

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.


Michelin to form part of mobility solution - COO

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.


just-auto Plus only Michelin plans Spartanburg distribution centre

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...

Michelin SCA news

just-auto Plus only Michelin on the road to sustainability

1 June 2018

At Movin'On 2018, Michelin is announcing its ambitious plan to ensure that by 2048, all of it...


Michelin Russia builds on export and premium

30 May 2018

Michelin says it exports around 30% of its production from Russia, as the tyre supplier also look...


Cleaner, connected, ‘breathing’ tyres

30 April 2018

The tyre is a highly complex product packed with advanced material engineering. Continuing just-a...


Michelin records Q1 net sales up 1.4% to EUR5.2bn

27 April 2018

Michelin has recorded first-quarter net sales up 1.4% at constant exchange rates to EUR5.2bn (US$...


just-auto Plus only Michelin/CFAO to market tyres in Kenya/Uganda

26 March 2018

CFAO and Michelin announced the conclusion of an agreement for the import and distribution of pre...


Michelin appoints Adeline Challon-Kemoun as EVP

28 February 2018

Michelin says Adeline Challon-Kemoun will join as a member of the Group Executive Committee, EVP,...



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