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All Michelin Tyres Stuff

All Michelin Tyres Stuff

Vehicle tyres, were originally made to provide the vehicle with traction that could go anywhere. They were developed to give the 4X4 driver excellent durability whilst also giving good wear and traction in any weather that the vehicle could come up across, including heavy snow falls.
Most tyres, were technically designed with the help of racing tyres and were derived from a “cut-chip and tear-resistant tread compound”. This would give the tyres tread exceptional grip and wear resistance when driving on roads that would normally tear tyres to shreds, such as gravel roads.

Michelin UK Tyre Makers-factory never tyres of Dundee – Evening Telegraph

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Michelin UK Tyre Makers

Michelin UK Tyre Makers-Just like their tyres, Michelin ,keep rolling on. They never seem to bang a big drum about themselves — they just get their head down and get on with the job. That’s how they arrived in Dundee.

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Consequently, this is the tyre factory that I had completely forgot about?  The Michelin tyre factory in Dundee, Scotland, UK.

Of course, Michelin, made their first tyre their  on November 6 1972.So, in the next  four years from them starting. It is important to realize, that the giant French tyre company. Had, manufactured the  five millionth  tyre! a great achievement.

First thing to remember is, the factory capacity was increased in 1978. So, many different car tyres were made their. Including ,the then new run-flat tyres as far back as 1983.

The factory is due for further expansion. Another key point is that it will be one of the few tyre manufacturing plants. Hence, in the whole of the UK.

Michelin’s UK head office and commercial headquarters is in Stoke-on-Trent.

The Stoke site used to manufacture truck tyres and I think Earth mover tyres,(but i could be wrong about that). I do remember visiting the factory in Stoke to collect some earth mover tyres, but they could just have been stored there.

I know that they manufacture tyres in Ballymena (northern Ireland), because they have recently threatened to close the factory, but i think that government help has postponed the closure.

The famous Michelin truck remoulds are still made in Stoke, along with their training centre and offices. There was a time when no other tyre manufacturer could touch Michelin with the quality of their truck carcasses(a name for the old new truck tyres that could be used again as a remould).

Of course Michelin still make car tyres at their factory in Dundee, Scotland. Subsequently, this factory makes over 7 million car tyres. Which are exported all over the globe. The factory is also famous for saving energy with the building of wind turbines. Helping reduce emissions and lower its carbon footprint.

http://www.pellonautocentre.com/michelin-tyres-set-their-targets-high-as-far-back-as-the-thirties/

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Michelin Robo Race Tyres-Michelin to supply tyres to upcoming Robo Race championship

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Michelin Robo Race Tyres

The upcoming Robo race championship – an entirely driverless series – has announced that it will share Formula E tyre supplier Michelin when it launches next year. Robo race is expected to debut in late-2017 as a Formula E support series and therefore sharing tyre supplier makes sense. In order to […]

Michelin Robo Race Tyres

Similar to the Formula E car technology, then the Driverless Roboforce cars will be racing around on the world’s circuits in the 2016/17 race season.

Hence, these cars are being developed by the use of DevBot. For the reason, as to allow teams of experts. Thus, to join ranks and develop the software. Including software and experience of hardware. Thus, that could be used in conjunction with developing the “Robocar”.

Unlike the Robocar. The DevBot has a cabin that can be driven by a human. Hence, or a computer. Allowing teams to fully understand how the car thinks. Also, and feels on a racetrack alongside the comprehensive real-time data.

http://roborace.com/?gclid=CIbfraijhdECFRAz0wodnxcBsw

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Michelin Race Truck- Spotted by twitter user MCN Sport

Michelin Race Truck

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Michelin Race Truck

I must admit to my interest in tyres that are used for the motorsport team. Therefore, I have often taken interesting images, throughout my days as a blogger.

Michelin Race Truck

This image was taken by myself, in France. The giant Dunlop tyre truck was on the way to Le Mans for the 24-hour race meeting.

 

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Michelin Motor-Cycle Tyres-MotoGPMotoGP drops Michelin’s new intermediate tyre for 2017

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Michelin Motor-Cycle Tyres

MotoGP has decided to drop Michelin’s intermediate tyre for 2017, after just one season. Michelin introduced the new tyre to the championship in 2016, as part of its return as MotoGP’s sole tyre supplier. But intermediates were used only sparingly, with riders generally deeming it safer to use wet […]

Michelin Motor-Cycle Tyres

Michelin motorcycle tyres are not one of my subjects. In fact this is one of my weaknesses as a tyre retailer for forty years. For this reason, I decided to add more and more bike tyre articles on my blogs. There are millions of motorbiked here in the UK. Naturally, all fitted with at least two wheels.

Of course, we used to fit motor bike tyres, but only on the smaller bikes. The only bike tyres that we fit are on the wheels that have been removed. It is the removing of the bike wheels that has always troubled us. Therefore, if we fitted the wheels incorrectly. the the circumstances could be fatal.

So many of us stayed clear of the motorcycle tyre scene.

Eric Roberts

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Michelin want Bigger tyres-Low-profile future for single-seaters

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Michelin’s Serge Grisin explains why race tyre makers want bigger wheels

Michelin want bigger tyres on race cars

In their bid for a better relationship between race cars and the regular passenger car users.

So, this will improve tyre development. Hence many of the racing world’s premiere single-seater championship events. Are heading for an  increase in wheel diameters. In a bid by Michelin to make the tyres used for racing more relevant to the everyday road cars.

At the moment, the top racing championships such as F1, GP2 and Formula Renault all operate their cars on 13-inch wheels, but tyre suppliers especially Michelin believe that using 17 or 18-inch wheels will help their technology transition more effectively into every day road tyres.

The relatively new world of the  electric racing car championship, Formula E, has become the pace setters, by using different tyres to the rest of the racing world.

Michelin’s Formula E project manager. Serge Grisin says..”From the very start the idea was to have maximum links between our cars and the street tyres of the future,‘So what we learn in racing is much easier to transfer to a street tyre because of the championship’s similarities”.

I believe that the tyre companies will get their own way and why not? they are the ones who are having to speed up the transition to more greener and environmental tyre products. The motorsport scene accelerates the research and development that is required to improve tyre technology.

The bottom line is that Michelin want Bigger tyres and to give the F1 teams more choices as to which tyre compounds to use and have more changes of tyres during a race and practice session. I am not sure whether Pirelli, who are the present suppliers of tyres, agree with this, but i do not think that they will give up the franchise so easily.

http://www.pellontyres.co.uk/Tyre/Brand/1272/MICHELIN

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Michelin Race Expertise- joint venture with Nissan DeltaWing The Tyres

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This film shows how French tyre manufacturer, Michelin Race Expertise, created bespoke tyres almost as radical as the Nissan DeltaWing itself for the innovative project. To see …

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So, this is a good and informative video! About the cooperation between Michelin and Nissan. Consequently, to develop a new tyre for the Nissan Delta Wing race car. Of course, in preparation for the Le Mans race series in France.

One of the things that I was surprised at. Thus, was the super lightweight tyres that Michelin Race Expertise  developed. Including, the front tyres only having a width of 4 inch? wow.

if any tyre company can develop a new tyre. Then it would certainly be Michelin tyres. If they don’t have the expertise. Then nobody does. Michelin have been involved in the motorsport scene ever since tyres began. So, in my opinion they are gearing themselves up to become dominant players. In the top flight of motorsport racing throughout the world.

Michelin Race Expertise will be used to help them win the F1 race series tyre supplier, but not without a fight from Pirelli tyres, I assume?

Another recent article of mine shows how Michelin tyres are also going to bid for the prestigious Australian V8 Super championships. Once again it will be the  Michelin Race Expertise that will probably help then succeed in being the tyre supplier their in place of Dunlop tyre, who are suppliers until 2017.

Michelin tyres of course support the famous Le Mans motorsport events through all car classes including their links with Porsche motorsport. Michelin race expertise was the reason that car producers wanted Michelin to develop a new tyre for luxury car makers such as Porsche.

Well worth a look at?

Michelin Truck Tyres-says accidental damage claim rate demonstrates premium reliability

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Michelin Truck Tyres

So, Michelin accidental damage guarantee for its regional and construction tyre ranges is delivering on its promise. Hence, of first class reliability and uptime for commercial vehicle fleets.

So, far Michelin has received just 98 claims for damage from the dates of 1st May to 31st Of October in the start year of 2016 !

Michelin Truck Tyres

When I was younger. I used to carry out some tyre work. Hence,  involving trucks and earthmoving plant and equipment.So, one of the first things that I learned.  Was that Michelin were the best.

For this reason, I never saw a genuine faulty truck tyre. Because of the quality of the tyre build and the first class materials. Thus, that were used by Michelin in their tyre manufacturing. Of course, this also included the use of the first time truck casing for remoulding.

Therefore, when it came to making truck remoulds, then the number one make that remoulders wanted, was Michelin. As far as I am concerned, this tradition of excellence has carried on to this day.

In my opinion, this is the reason that Michelin can offer such highly rated warranties. This is in the massive American market. The excellent record that is listed below speaks for itself. I must stress though that this is an accidental damage warranty. I can only suspect that actual tyre warranties, due to faults would have been zero.

As I have stated earlier, this would be because of the expertise and quality of the Michelin tyres build.

Michelin’s accidental damage guarantee for its regional and construction tyre ranges is delivering on its promise of first class reliability and uptime for commercial vehicle fleets. Michelin has received just 98 claims for damage in the six months from 1 May to 31 October 2016, of which 92 were accepted as valid – from more than 54,000 eligible tyres sold on the replacement market.

Eric Roberts

Michelin ends USA mobile tyre fitting programme

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Michelin ends USA mobile tyre fitting programme

The OnSite programme commenced in August 2015 but didn’t achieve the expected unit volumes Visitors to the US-based onsite.michelin.com website are now being met with the message that “this service is no longer being offered.” The mobile programme, whose pilot rollout began last year, promised to take care of […]

Michelin ends USA mobile tyre fitting programme

I must admit that this comes as a surprise to me?

Here in the UK, rumour has it that Michelin were looking to buy “home tyre fitting” company, “tyres on the drive”. Hence, this would tie up the ends, after Michelin purchased the online tyre retailer, “Black Circles”. Of course, these acquisitions have thrown the UK tyre market it turmoil. For this reason, the other large tyre players are scuttling about trying to speed up their own expansion plans.

Michelin in the form of Black Circles, have also put the “cat amongst the pigeons” by drastically lowering their online tyre prices. This has caused other online tyre retailers, to bring down the prices to try and compete.

As we all know margins are low as it is. We at Pellon Tyres in Halifax, UK are still sticking to our policy of competitive online pricing. Of course, this is added to our excellent service. This combination keeps my company very busy indeed. As expected, when other local tyre retailers are struggling.

We are very close to the volatile new year period. Accordingly, this is when businesses usually make company decisions. A sort of new year resolution. This is always an exciting time in the tyre industry, as companies come out with new year strategies.

Visitors to the US-based onsite.michelin.com website are now being met with the message that “this service is no longer being offered.”

Michelin Longer lasting tyres- not a perfect solution for F1, says Romain Grosjean F1 driver

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Frenchman does not think Michelin’s proposed 18-inch tyres will lead to more overtaking, saying he preferred quick-degrading Pirelli tyres of 2012 and 2013.

F1 racing driver Romain Grosjean, is one of the racing drivers who don’t think that the new Proposal for the  Michelin longer Lasting tyres, are a good idea.

He prefers the opposite?

The tyres that were used in the 2012 and 2013 seasons. Pirelli had some compound problems. But were the best years according to his point of view.

Michelin longer Lasting tyres. Hence, would also include a change of tyre size going up to 18 inch tyres. This would give the tyre a bigger rolling radius. This I presume would make the Michelin longer Lasting tyres. Of course, work better on race days. Without the need to change tyres, or to have to change the tyres at lesser intervals.

The tyres that Michelin use in Formula E racing are taller and narrower. This is also the general trend for tyres used on everyday passenger cars.

As  i have said this goes towards a greener tyre, because of the increased rolling resistance. The car goes further with a turn of the wheel. This combined with greener materials used in the tread compounds, such as silica, makes for a more ECO friendly tyre product.

One thing can be said and it is that the F1 tyre scene certainly keeps the interest in tyres flowing. A few years ago tyres were hardly mentioned, but such is the interest today, that tyres are a daily story, one way or another.

In my opinion the general public now know more about tyre compounds and tread patterns than they ever did. I think that is one of the reasons that our customers in Halifax now switch to winter tyres and are more tyre conscious now than they ever were.

The internet also plays a huge part in putting across tyre development stories, including the for ever venture of producing more environmentally friendly tyres.

Eric Roberts

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Michelin Tyres Plc fears over proposed energy cost rises – BBC News

Michelin Tyres Plc

Michelin Tyres PLC

A major employer in Northern Ireland says its business is threatened by proposed rises in energy costs to fund grants for onshore wind farms.

So, this is exactly the news that the people in Northern Ireland! Including, any other part of the UK want to hear?

Of course, Michelin Tyres Plc, who are based in Ballymena, County Antrim. Consequently, are concerned about the financial impact the subsidies. Naturally, that they may have to pay for wind turbines. Of course, are having on its energy bills.

This is exactly the opposite as to what the UK government should be thinking about. They are trying to place increasing burdens on UK businesses in the form of green taxes .

Even small businesses have to pay taxes on their fuel bills, which are supposed to go towards paying for greener energy in the future, but i doubt this very much.

it is the same scenario as the car taxes that we pay?

They were supposed to go into road building and improvements, but we all know that they do not.

My warning to the legislators is to take notice of what these large employers are saying?

Michelin tyres plc will not think twice about pulling out of northern Ireland, i believe that they received massive subsidies, to move there in the first place.

Anything that affects the Michelin tyres prices, will give them an excuse to move to a cheaper tyre producing country.

So think twice Northern Ireland?

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