Ogilvie Fleet rolls out CrossClimate+ across customer’s cars to dramatically reduce downtime

Michelin’s highly-acclaimed CrossClimate+ tyres have helped boost the efficiency of a key Ogilvie Fleet customer that was losing too much time on the road switching between summer and winter fitments. Following the success of a CrossClimate trial with Complete Price Eyewear in 2016, Ogilvie Fleet – which has approximately 18,000 vehicles on contract – was…


Fleets ahead: Michelin CrossClimate+ hailed for its long lasting performance after beating competitors in exhaustive tyre tests

Michelin’s CrossClimate+ tyre has been heralded as “exemplary” after triumphing in rigorous tyre tests carried out in Germany – further elevating its reputation for unrivalled long lasting performance in the fleet market. Auto Bild magazine staged what it believes are the first ever published in-depth tests comparing the performance of different ranges of tyre as…


Michelin extends tyre deal with UK Armed Forces Rally Team

Michelin’s fleet division has extended its relationship with the UK Armed Forces Rally Team (AFRT) – the Ministry of Defence’s only tri-service motor sport squad. The deal will see Michelin continue to supply Latitude Cross and XZL tyres for the team’s seven Land Rover Wolf rally vehicles until at least the end of the 2018…


Addison Lee unlocks 20 per cent tyre bill saving with Michelin

Business class car service Addison Lee, which operates the UK’s largest passenger car fleet, has reduced its annual tyre bill by 20 per cent after adopting a Michelin CrossClimate+ policy, managed by Universal Tyre and Autocentres. Addison Lee began specifying CrossClimate tyres – the world’s first summer tyre with full winter certification – shortly after…


Michelin warns fleets on cost of driving on under-inflated tyres

Michelin is warning businesses that the cost of driving on under-inflated tyres has risen over an 18-month period, in line with the cost of fuel. In June 2017, average pump prices in the UK reached 116.4 pence per litre for unleaded and 117.4 pence per litre for diesel – an increase of 13.9 per cent…


ICFM treads new ground with Michelin

Car and light commercial vehicle (LCV) fleet managers working towards the ICFM’s Intermediate and Advanced Diploma Certificates are learning more about the fuel- and cost-saving benefits of a premium tyre policy with help from Michelin. Michelin became one of the first companies to join ICFM’s recently launched Corporate Investor Programme, and the organisation – which…


Michelin now first-choice fitment for every UK public sector ambulance service

Every UK public sector ambulance service now fits Michelin tyres on a first-choice policy, with the premium tyres delivering long lasting performance and maximum safety for the lifesaving ‘blue light’ services, whilst helping to deliver better value for the taxpayer. All 10 NHS ambulance services in England have signed a first-choice policy, alongside those of…


NHS Blood and Transplant treads confidently with Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres

Stoke-on-Trent, March 28, 2017 Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres are helping NHS Blood and Transplant to deliver life-saving blood to hospitals and donation equipment for blood donor sessions, after the service selected the unique summer tyre with full winter capabilities for its 45 Ford Focus Estate rapid response vehicles. The adoption of a CrossClimate+ policy is the…


North West Ambulance Service rapid responders get to grips with Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres

Stoke-on-Trent, February 20, 2017 Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres are helping the North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust save money and boost mobility, after selecting the unique summer tyre with winter capabilities for its 160-strong ‘rapid response’ paramedic fleet. By rolling-out CrossClimate+ tyres on its mixed fleet of Škoda Octavia and Volkswagen Passat rapid response vehicles, the…


Michelin CrossClimate+ tyres offer consistent through-life traction in snow

Stoke-on-Trent, January 19, 2017 Fleets currently taking advantage of the year-round traction offered by Michelin’s multi-award-winning CrossClimate tyres will soon also enjoy improved through-life performance in snow, as Michelin launches the CrossClimate+. Set for a January/February 2017 launch in 15- to 18-inch tyre sizes, Michelin CrossClimate+ fitments expand on the range’s unique status as a…


Jonathan Layton appointed Michelin Head of Fleet

Stoke-on-Trent, January 9, 2017 Michelin has appointed Jonathan Layton, 45, as National Sales Manager Fleet, UK and Republic of Ireland. A veteran Michelin man, Layton assumes the role after more than 15 years at the company. The role will see Layton managing the company’s team of key account managers to ensure excellent quality of service…


Michelin goes the distance for Co-op Funeralcare

Stoke-on-Trent, November 22, 2016 Co-op Funeralcare has reported record high mileage on a Michelin Agilis tyre fitted to one of its Volkswagen Transporter Highline T5 vans, which clocked up 103,000 miles in service before replacement. The funeral director selected a set of the long-lasting fitments for the Glasgow-based van two years ago, replacing the vehicle’s…


Ogilvie Fleet sets sights on Michelin CrossClimate tyres for mobile optician

Stoke-on-Trent, October 4, 2016 Independent vehicle leasing and management company Ogilvie Fleet has teamed up with Kwik Fit to switch its customer Complete Price Eyewear to Michelin CrossClimate tyres, favouring the summer tyre with winter capabilities over a traditional winter/summer swap tyre policy. Before moving 93 Honda Civic and Volvo V40 and V60 cars in…


Michelin CrossClimate tyres ‘exceed all expectations’ at British Gas

Stoke-on-Trent, July 22, 2016 British Gas has enjoyed more than a year of improved traction and mobility across its 13,000-strong commercial vehicle fleet, thanks to Michelin CrossClimate tyres. The company – Britain’s largest energy provider – swapped its tyre policy to Michelin’s unique summer tyre with winter capabilities in mid-2015. The move came after Fleet…


DEKRA testing shows Michelin tyres last 5,000 miles longer*

Stoke-on-Trent, July 8, 2016 Extensive trials carried out by the DEKRA Automobile Test Centre in Germany have shown Michelin summer car tyres last an average of nearly 5,000 miles longer than the average mileage for a group of well-known competitor brands. The data was collected over a two year period*, from trials involving Michelin Energy…


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Stoke-on-Trent, June 28, 2016 Michelin’s CrossClimate tyres are helping County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service’s rapid response ‘flexi’ officers save lives, after the Service selected the unique summer tyre with winter capabilities for the specialist officers’ cars. The Service is gradually rolling out CrossClimate tyres on 27 Škoda Octavias driven by the ‘flexi’…


Michelin CrossClimate tyres win Van Fleet World Innovation Award

Stoke-on-Trent, April 19, 2016 Michelin’s new CrossClimate tyre range has secured its second major fleet award in as many months, being named as winner of the Innovation Award at the Van Fleet World Honours 2016. The award was presented to Andy Fern, Michelin’s Head of Fleet, at the RAC Club in London today, before an…


Michelin CrossClimate tyres named Fleet News Best New Product 2016

Stoke-on-Trent, March 11, 2016 Michelin’s new CrossClimate tyre range for cars and small vans – the world’s first summer tyre with winter capabilities – has won the prestigious Fleet News Award for Best New Product 2016. The award was presented last night (Thursday, 10 March) at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London before an audience…


Michelin Pilot Sport 4 tyres gain traction in fleet market

Stoke-on-Trent, February 2, 2016 Executive fleet car drivers can get a grip on their high-end company vehicles’ on-road performance with Michelin’s new Pilot Sport 4 tyres, which are inspired by the company’s motorsport pedigree. Andy Fern, Michelin’s Head of Fleet, says: “Pilot Sport 4 tyres are ideally suited to the larger, more powerful diesel and…


PREMIUM TYRES COULD OFFER ‘BEST VALUE’ OVER TIME FOR FLEETS, SAYS OPUS AUTOROUTE BOSS PETER ELDRIDGE

Stoke-on-Trent – January 12, 2016 Fleet managers and vehicle procurement executives must put more thought into selecting premium tyres for their fleets, according to Peter Eldridge, Director of accident management support provider Opus AutoRoute. “Cost concerns often drive tyre procurement decisions made in the fleet market, without consideration for the on-road performance and longevity of…


ARVAL CELEBRATES BEST TYRE PRESSURE RESULTS YET AT MICHELIN ROADSHOW

Stoke-on-Trent – December 1, 2015 The number of employees driving on correctly inflated tyres has hit a new high at Arval, thanks to a series of annual tyre safety awareness events run in conjunction with Michelin. Results from this year’s Michelin ‘Fill Up With Air’ roadshow revealed that of the 135 employee personal and company…


MICHELIN CROSSCLIMATE TYRES GAIN TRACTION WITH MINICAB MAJOR ADDISON LEE

Stoke-on-Trent – November 12, 2015 Addison Lee, the business class car service, is to fit Michelin CrossClimate tyres across the majority of its 5,000-strong fleet, and hails the unique summer tyres with winter capabilities as a “fantastic” innovation. The company operates Britain’s largest passenger car fleet to adopt CrossClimate tyres so far, with its decision…


ANGLIAN WATER MANAGES TYRE PRESSURES TO NEAR PERFECTION

Stoke-on-Trent – October 27, 2015 Anglian Water and Michelin are celebrating the success of a five year drive to ensure tyres are maintained at the correct pressure across its 4,000 employees’ vehicles. A sample of nearly 100 cars and vans inspected by Michelin in the latest study found average tyre pressures accurate to within less…


CROSSCLIMATE TYRES IMPRESS BLUE LIGHT FLEETS IN TESTING

Stoke-on-Trent – September 16, 2015 Fleet Managers from ‘blue light’ operations across the UK have put the first summer tyres with winter capabilities through their paces during a day of intensive tyre testing. The demanding programme, at the MIRA proving ground in Warwickshire, involved testing the tyres in dry, wet and simulated ice conditions, using…