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Michelin, GM Work Together to Develop Prototype Airless Tire

Michelin Group and General Motors Co. (GM) recently announced that they have developed the Michelin Uptis Prototype, a new generation of airless wheel technology for passenger cars. The companies presented this prototype at the Movin’On Summit for 2019, a recent event aimed at achieving more sustainable mobility on a global level. Michelin and GM are continuing to conduct joint R&D...

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Michelin, GM Co-Develop Airless Tires

French-based Michelin Group and U.S.-based General Motors Co. (GM) have jointly developed the Michelin Uptis Prototype, a new prototype airless tire. The two companies intend to continue their research on this going forward, with the aim of outfitting the tires on GM passenger cars by as early as 2024. These developments come as airless tires garner increasing attention as a...

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Michelin Completes Acquisition of Camso for $1.36B

The Michelin Group announced on Dec. 18 that it has completed its acquisition of Camso Inc., a Canadian company engaged in the design, production and sales of off-the-road (OTR) mobility solutions. The final price of the acquisition came to $1.36 billion. Through this acquisition, French-based Michelin will become a global leader in the OTR market, tying together the abilities of...

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Michelin Japan Plans October Launch for Michelin X One Truck and Bus Retreads

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. recently announced that it will start selling retreads of the Michelin X One, a wide single tire for trucks and buses, starting from October 1. The launch will see the company accelerate its efforts toward cost-cutting and environmental protection in the transportation industry. As a single tire able to replace the dual tires used at...

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Michelin Japan Extends Satisfaction Guarantee Program to Studless Winter Tires

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is adding studless winter tires to its full-refund satisfaction guarantee program. Four Michelin tire models – the X-Ice3+, X-Ice3, Latitude X-Ice2 and Agilis X-Ice – will be eligible for the program, which guarantees a refund of the full purchase price and installation cost if the customer reports dissatisfaction with tire performance within a 60-day return...

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Michelin Japan to Launch New High-End Touring Tires

Nihon Michelin Tire Co. Ltd. is planning a July 2 release of the Michelin Primacy 4, a new line of high-end touring tires. There will be 36 available sizes, ranging from 16 to 19 inches. The Michelin Primacy 4 touring tires have advanced specs that boost performance on wet road surfaces, offering drivers reassurance with durability that makes for excellent...

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